High School Summer Programs

As part of USC Summer Programs, USC Annenberg extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through its unique 4-week summer immersion courses. Accepted students will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in a global center for culture, media, entertainment and sports — Los Angeles, California.

Sports Journalism: Multi-Platform Storytelling

Learn multi-platform sports journalism at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles — the epicenter of sports media and entertainment, and home to an unparalleled combination of both professional and big-time college sports, including the Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Rams, Chargers, Kings, Sparks, Galaxy and expansion LAFC of MLS, and, yes, the USC Trojans! No city or region in America offers a stronger mix of sports at all levels, even high school — where the No. 1-ranked football team in the country, Mater Dei High from nearby Orange County, recently completed an undefeated championship season.

This four-week course emphasizes experiential learning and will combine hands-on, in-class assignments with field trips and in-studio production at the state-of-the-art Annenberg Media Center.

News Reporting in the Digital Age

Spend four weeks in the closest thing to a real newsroom. In this course, you will report and write stories about real people and issues in Los Angeles. You will explore online reporting and writing, blogging and multimedia news technology. You will gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for journalists in the digital world. You will be encouraged to experiment and bring to class your own technical skills and life perspective. Your thinking and analytical skills will expand.

As you explore with reporting field trips around L.A., you will practice what you learn and build your own portfolio of stories.