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This summer season, don't distance yourself from learning. Join us for one of our many free virtual sessions. 
Due to COVID-19, all on-ground and residential programming has been cancelled for the 2020 summer season. The health and safety of our community is important to us. Read more. 

This experience will be offered again in the summer of 2021 and registration will be available within the coming months.

In the meantime, be sure to join us for one of our many FREE virtual sessions in cinema, dance, music, communications and more. Register here!

Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2, 2020

This year’s workshop will focus on visual storytelling. Students will meet practicing media professionals while learning to tell stories through video and photography. The program culminates with a reception open to family and friends where students will showcase their content from the workshop. Student projects will then premiere on Point Park's student-run station, U-View.

Students will tour Pittsburgh's best venues this summer! In the past, students have visited PNC Park, Washington Wild Things, PPG Paints Arena, Stage AE, and even attended a live taping at KDKA-TV. Students get to experience Point Park University's urban campus by participating in activities around the Downtown, Pittsburgh.

To learn more about high school programs offered by the School of Communication, click here.

To participate in this exciting program, students must be entering grades 9-12 as of Fall 2020 and/or are a recent high school graduate. No prior experience is necessary in order to participate.

This program is open to the first 16 students who complete the registration and pay the deposit. A waitlist will be created once we reach capacity.

Daily schedule coming soon!

What will you do in this workshop?
   • Students will focus on their area of interest (news, sports, entertainment, the environment, politics)
     • Learn and apply the aesthetic principles of photography and video
     • Develop better writing and interviewing skills
     • Network with professionals working in the field


Thursday, July 2 Reception:
There will be a reception and presentation open to parents, guardians and family members of our journalism workshop students. More information will be available closer to the date.



Start Date: Monday, June 29
End Date: Thursday, July 2

Classes will be held Monday - Thursday with a 1-hour lunch break on campus. Each day will consist of lectures, hands-on lab time, and off-campus field trips.



Resident and Commuter Check-in: Monday, June 29 from 7:30am - 9:00am in the lobby of Point Park's Center for Media Innovation at 305 Wood St, Pittsburgh PA, 15222.

Resident Check-out: Thursday, July 2 (after class) OR Friday July 3 (morning)

*Students must be at least
 14 years of age to live on campus in a residence hall.

Robin Cecala

Robin Cecala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Broadcast Production at Point Park University

Robin Cecala, Ph.D., studied Communication at State University of New York at Fredonia, Multimedia Technology at Duquesne University and Mass Communication at the University of Southern Mississippi - earning a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy.

This program will take place on campus at Point Park University. Classes will take place in the Center for Media Innovation at 305 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Commuter students should be dropped off each day in our designated "Drop-Off Zone". This zone is located at 330 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Parents and guardians will pull into the lot, drop off their student, and exit down First Avenue. Additional details will be sent to registered participatns. To view a campus map of our University, click here.



Cost Details:

All payments are due by May 24, 2020.

Registration and payments will be handled through our easy, user-friendly online registration platform, CampDoc.

Student Type and Cost Table
Student Type Cost
Commuter $450.00
Resident $675.00

Commuter Student cost includes a daily buffet lunch.

Resident Student cost includes housing and three meals daily during the program. To live on campus, students must be 14 years old at the start of the program.

*All meals take place in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room.


Payment Information:

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Checks are accepted. Payment plans are available.


Non-Refundable Deposit: 
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your space in the program. This amount will be applied towards your total balance.


Available Discounts:
     • A 30% tuition discount is currently offered to Point Park University employees, alumni, and their immediate family members. Family is defined as yourself, your spouse, and/or your children. Room and board costs are not available for this discount.

     • A $25.00 tuition discount is currently offered to returning students who have participated in this program in the previous summers. Please use coupon code "RETURNER" during your registration with CampDoc.

The option to live on campus during the Journalism Workshop is available to students at least 14 years old. 

We will do our best to fulfill roommate requests, but requests are NOT guaranteed. Students will have the opportunity to enter requests during the registration process. 

Each residence hall has multiple points of secure access to student living areas, such as keycards, access codes, and lock and key. Students attending our workshop will stay in Thayer Hall. Thayer Hall offers double and triple occupancy rooms. A packing list will be sent closer to the workshop. Please be aware that bed linens (twin / extra-long linens) will definitely be needed.  

Adult resident advisers live on campus to supervise students who are minors. Each adviser is responsible for eight to ten minors.

  • The Journalism Workshop will take place on-campus at our Center for Media Innovation. Students will utilize features including our:
    • Radio Studio
    • Video Studio
    • Photography Studio
    • Multimedia Newsroom
    • Presentation and Gallery Space

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As an undergraduate student at Point Park, you’ll have access to opportunities only a world-class city can offer — and few universities can match — for a real-world, career-oriented education.

Consider a B.F.A. or B.A. through our School of Communication.

Contact Information:
Phone: 412-392-3457
(Include “Journalism” in the subject line of emails)