The High School Digital Storytelling Workshop is a six-day, hands-on workshop hosted by the School of Communication (SOC) at Loyola University Chicago for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in communication.

Students from across the country join SOC faculty, staff, and Loyola undergraduates for a week of intensive digital media and journalism training. Participants spend the mornings in classrooms learning the basics of audio, video and reporting before hitting the streets of Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods to put their newfound skills to the test. A dedicated portion of the week involves exploring these neighborhoods and putting together packages to tell the stories of the people and places of our city. Students stay in the residence halls on our Water Tower Campus, DJ live on our campus radio station WLUW 88.7 FM, produce a newscast in our Convergence Studio, and explore Chicago events in the evenings.

Taught by School of Communication expert instructors and mentored by Loyola undergraduates, students will leave the week with an exposure to emerging technology, university life and digital media skills. For early applicants, the workshop costs just $500 to attend (valued at $1000 per student) and includes accommodation and meals in our Water Tower Campus residence hall, the chance to use state-of-the-art equipment in Loyola’s own Convergence Studio and admission to local Chicago events. Come learn, work and live with the School of Communication this summer!

Note: Final deadline is May 1st, 2020 for the fee of $500. Any students who requires financial assistance can submit a 250-word essay detailing their need and will be considered for full or partial assistance.