CAMP – Communication and Media Preview

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Reese Phifer Hall
Cost: $600.00

Categories: College of Communication & Information Sciences

CAMP Overview:

Communication and Media Preview (CAMP) provides high school students with the opportunity to discover and create stories. During this five-day, four-night immersive experience at The University of Alabama, students will practice skills and improve knowledge related to the fields of communication and media, develop connections with aspiring communicators, and become familiar with the college experience. Participants will work with cutting-edge technology alongside the nation’s leading experts in areas such as advertising, communication studies, creative media, news media and public relations. CAMP offers high school students the opportunity to interact with UA faculty, staff, alumni and current students while learning about communication and media industries.Before ever entering college, participants will be exposed to various career options in the field and cultivate their interests around communication and media while engaging in a hands-on, team-centered learning environment. Participants will produce original work and gain a deeper understanding of how communication and media impacts our communities.

CAMP will:

  • promote innovation and creativity.
  • expose participants to the world of communication and media in areas such as broadcast, media production, promotion, social media, writing and public speaking.
  • provide a hands-on learning environment that includes interactive guest speakers, collaborative workshops, a culminating project and off-site trips.
  • serve as a laboratory for participants to create original work alongside UA C&IS faculty.
  • introduce participants to the C&IS college experience.


CAMP is designed for rising high school sophomores through seniors(will identify with this status in Fall 2019). 

  • Students involved with their high school’s broadcast, film, journalism, school paper, yearbook, literary magazines, or student government programs, or students interested in career paths in communication.
  • Students interested in sports, sports media, or sports communication


The University of Alabama campus—many sessions will take place in Reese Phifer Hall and UA Athletics facilities. Participants will stay on campus in a University of Alabama, suite-style residence hall.

Important Dates:

Registration Opens: February 4, 2019
Registration Closes: June 14, 2019
Session Dates: July 16-20, 2019

Cost and Payment:

The cost for CAMP is $600. This includes CAMP “swag” (t-shirt, and other CAMP materials), the cost of the residence hall, all food, and all transportation during CAMP. For scholarship information, students or parents can call Tisch Student Services and External Relations at 205-348-8599.

Registration and More Information:C&IS CAMP website –

Contact Info: Allyson McMaken,, 205-348-8599

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