High School Programs
Explore the Evolving World of Communication and Media
The School of Communication offers current high school students exciting opportunities to visit Point Park University's Downtown Pittsburgh campus and learn what it's like to study in one of our innovative communication majors.
Available Workshops for High School Students
Summer High School Journalism Workshop
Point Park University campus, Downtown Pittsburgh
Get a taste of your career-to-be at our Summer High School Journalism workshop. Topics may include multimedia production, public relations and advertising and sports communication. Additional information, workshop schedule and fees will be shared on Point Park's *community and summer education page.
*Please note: the Summer 2021 Journalism Workshop is not offered this year, but we invite you to explore the Going Pro with your Podcast workshop to be held in July.
- Heidi Ward, director, community and summer education
- Bernie Ankney, Ph.D., dean, School of Communication
High School Media Day
Please check back for information about Fall 2021 Media Day.
The Center for Media Innovation (CMI) and School of Communication hosts High School Media Day twice a year at Point Park University. High school students and teachers are invited to the event to learn about media and communication industries.
Point Park faculty members lead interactive sessions within their specialty areas; topics include: advertising, broadcasting, media ethics, multimedia, photojournalism and public relations. The program includes lunch and the option to have a Point Park professor critique your high school's student newspaper.
Video Playlist: High School How-To Series
The CMI hosted a High School How-To Series, which featured workshops for student media:
- Telling Stories in Your Community
- Covering Sports Remotely During COVID-19
- How to Get Photos and Content for the Yearbook During COVID
- Workshop for Video Production Students
- Tips and Tricks for Podcasting
- Publishing a School Newspaper Without Paper
- Social Media Management
More Ways to Enhance Your Student Publication
Check out the CMI's YouTube channel to learn more about how to find story ideas, video production, social media management, among other topics, for your student publication.