Summer Pre-College at Newhouse

Discover what life is like as a Newhouse student before you apply by taking part in summer high school programs on the Syracuse University campus.

Summer college courses teach advertising, broadcast journalism, social media, sports broadcasting and more. Learn real media skills from Newhouse professors on campus, or even through programs offered online or on location in Los Angeles and New York City.

Eligibility: Current high school juniors and seniors or recent high school graduates.

Join Us On Campus

TV News Storytelling

You’ll learn the skills you need to tell a great story through writing, video, sound and heart. Learn the techniques for a great interview and how to find a great story. Embrace the difference between covering a story and storytelling.

July 8 – July 19, 2024

Journalism from InstA to Zines

Students will apply the foundations of journalism to content creations across platforms. Projects include social media storytelling, zine creation, podcast production, breaking news coverage, and interviews. No journalism experience required, but curiosity is a must.

July 8 – July 19, 2024

Sport Broadcasting

We will study storytelling in sports. We will take the building blocks of writing and delivery, work up to play-by-play with stops at talk shows and other reporting. The reason why we love sports and millions of viewers tune in to watch their favorite athletes; why we cheer, cry, compete and care.

July 8 – July 19, 2024

Creative Advertising Art Direction & Copywriting

In this course, you’ll not only learn what advertising art directors and copywriters actually do, you’ll become art directors and copywriters yourselves. Discover the secret to creating great ideas, what makes a compelling ad campaign, how to concept, how to design ads, and how to write ads. 

July 22 – Aug 2, 2024

Join Us Online

TV News Storytelling

You’ll learn the skills you need to tell a great story through writing, video, sound and heart. Learn the techniques for a great interview and how to find a great story. Embrace the difference between covering a story and storytelling.

July 29 – Aug 15, 2024

InstaFamous 101: Creating and Maintaining a Social Media Empire

Becoming famous on the internet has never been easier – or more difficult! Students will learn the fine details about target audiences, privacy and confidentiality, rules and risks, and the rapid digital changes. Students will be tasked with creating and maintaining a social network for a variety of professional and personal reasons, and prepare for a future in social media management.

July 29 – Aug 15, 2024

Join Us On Location in Los Angeles or New York City

Newhouse Immersion in LA

In the city where new technologies create magic, and dreams can come true, students learn how the rapidly changing media ecosystem works. This program will open a student’s eyes to the vast career opportunities available in an industry that’s being retooled because of reasons including shifts in technology and changing viewing habits. Students will also get an overview of areas of study at the Newhouse School and meet alumni who will share their experiences.

July 15 – July 19, 2024

Newhouse Immersion in NYC

Becoming famous on the internet has never been easier – or more difficult! Students will learn the fine details about target audiences, privacy and confidentiality, rules and risks, and rapid digital changes. Students will be tasked with creating and maintaining a social network for a variety of professional and personal reasons, and prepare for a future in social media management.

July 29 – Aug 15, 2024