Study Abroad Opportunity With Multimedia

Hi everyone — Here’s a pretty interesting opportunity for those of you looking to put your multimedia skills into practice:

MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM IN NORTHERN IRELAND
SUMMER 2009

The Institute for Education in International Media <http://internationalmediaprograms.com/> will soon be accepting applications for its Summer 2009 multimedia program in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Students spend one month (July 16-August 16, 2009) studying digital storytelling, photography, video and Web design and produce an online multimedia documentary about the local community (see http://www.InArmagh.net <http://www.inarmagh.net/> ). This year, blogging and podcasting will be added to the program.

Interested students should request an application by sending name, address, phone number, college affiliation, and expected graduation date to ArmaghProject@gmail.com.

About Armagh
Situated on the Irish Republic’s border, Armagh is a city rich in culture and history. It was here that St. Patrick reportedly built the first stone church in 445 and two cathedrals in his name still tower over the city. With 15,000 residents, Armagh has a wide range of attractions: museums, national parks, historic castles and houses, a modern theater, a university, a planetarium, a digital film archive, hotels and B&B’s, numerous restaurants and pubs. Activities include golf, fishing, bicycling, and hiking. It’s one hour from Belfast, two from Dublin, and three from Galway.

About the program
IeiMedia has been taking students abroad every summer since 2001. The program welcomes students from all universities and disciplines. It is open to beginning and advanced students interested in learning multimedia skills. All equipment — computers, digital cameras and videocameras – is provided (although students are encouraged to bring their own as well).

Students work in teams to create multimedia stories, learning from each other as well as the professional faculty.

Highlights of the program:

  • Earn six undergraduate credits through a university to be announced or apply for internship credit at your home university.
  • OR earn six graduate credits in communications at Gonzaga University (http://www.gonzaga.edu/coml) <http://www.gonzaga.edu/coml>
  • Non-credit options also available
  • Study with experienced faculty plus top media professionals
  • Live in a modern, well-equipped hostel with private baths
  • Combine hands-on professional experience with academic learning
  • Learn multimedia skills that are valuable for careers in journalism, public relations, marketing, and other communication-related fields.

Cost: $4,995 (subject to change) plus airfare

For more information, including program details, student comments and faculty profiles, go to http://www.ieiMedia.com <http://www.ieimedia.com/> .
The Institute for Education in International Media <http://internationalmediaprograms.com/> will soon be accepting applications for its Summer 2009 multimedia program in Armagh, Northern Ireland. Students spend one month (July 16-August 16, 2009) studying digital storytelling, photography, video and Web design and produce an online multimedia documentary about the local community (see http://www.InArmagh.net <http://www.inarmagh.net/> ). This year, blogging and podcasting will be added to the program.

Interested students should request an application by sending name, address, phone number, college affiliation, and expected graduation date to ArmaghProject@gmail.com.

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About journalismprof

Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing amherstwire.com, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at washingtonpost.com. He also edits part-time for espn.com with the NFL and college football network.
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