2018 Digital Storytelling Workshop Application

Loyola University Chicago School of Communication
High School Digital Storytelling Workshop Application

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. The workshop is June 24th to June 29th. 

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 the classrooms learning the basics of audio, video, and reporting before hitting the streets of Chicago's neighborhoods to put their newfound skills to the test. A dedicated portion of the week involves exploring 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. The workshop costs just $425 to attend (valued at $1,000 a person) and includes accommodation and meals. Applications submitted by midnight on March 31st have a fee of just $375. Come learn, work and live with the School of Communication this summer!

The early application deadline is Saturday, March 31, 2018.  
The final application deadline is Saturday, April 14, 2018.  

Application Instructions
- Application deadline is Saturday, April 14, 2018 at midnight CST
- All applicants must hold a cumulative B average or better
- Submit completed application
- Upon submission of application, upload one writing sample
- Upon submission of application, upload a 250-word essay on why you are interested in attending the High School Digital Storytelling Workshop.
(Note: You will be able to upload your writing sample and personal essay to your application status page AFTER you have completed and submitted the application)
Applicant Information
Permission to send text messages?
Permanent Address

Ethnicity (optional)
Are you of Hispanic or Latino descent?
Parent or Guardian 1
Parent or Guardian 2
High-school Information
Experience with Digital Media
If yes, please select the appropriate media:
Please rate your experience with the following software: (Your familiarity with the technology listed does not factor into our selection process)
Final Cut Pro
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Pro Tools
Have you ever been dismissed, suspended, or placed on probation for student judiciary or disciplinary matters?
Have you ever been dismissed, suspended, separated from school, or placed on probation for academic reasons?
Have you ever been charged and/or convicted of a crime other than a misdemeanor or traffic violation? Or, are there any pending charges against you other than a misdemeanor or traffic violation?
I understand that all confidential recommendations connected to this application will be used solely to evaluate my application, and will not be disclosed to anyone, including myself.

I certify all information in my application is accurate and my own work (including brief samples and other materials submitted). I authorize the verification of my credentials for admission. I understand and agree that any misrepresentation or omission of facts in my application will justify the denial or the rescission of admission. If I am admitted, I will comply with all the rules, regulations, and policies of Loyola University Chicago, and that my admission, matriculation, and graduation are subject to the control of the authorities of Loyola University Chicago.

I certify that Loyola University Chicago may publish, for public relations and marketing purposes, my photograph, or photographs and videos in which I appear.

I understand that if I'm accepted into the Loyola University Chicago's Digital Storytelling Workshop, I must commit and agree to participate the entire week of the program. Participants will meet at Loyola's Water Tower Campus on Sunday, June 24th, 2018, early evening and end on Friday, June 29th, mid-afternoon.

In place of your signature, please type your full legal name