Top 10 Summer Schools in Communication & Design

For Communication and Design students, the ideal opportunity for learning and networking arises in the form of summer schools. Run by some of the top universities in the world, these short-term courses of a few weeks to a couple of months offer a chance for international travel, network building and the learning of new skills. You can spend time attending training courses, discussing the latest research, meeting fellow students, and enjoying social activities.

We’ve previously covered summer courses in disciplines such as: Top Economics Summer Schools, Top Business Summer Schools, Top Public Health Summer Schools, Top Engineering Summer Schools, Top Environment & Sustainability Summer Schools, Top Political Science & International Relations Summer Schools,Top Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Summer Schools, Top Computer Science & Software Development Summer Schools. and Top Finance & Accounting Summer Schools.

Now we share the best summer schools in Communication and Design:

Boston Summer Term — Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations

Country: United States

Duration of the Course: May 20, 2015 to Jun 24, 2015

Application Deadline: -

If you’re seeking to discover a new topic, reinforce practical skills, or obtain intensive training in a particular area, you’ll find an exciting range of opportunities for personal and academic enrichment. Boston Summer Term offers more than 700 courses in 70 subjects, also in Communication & Design. There are many different topics to choose from, e.g. Corporate Communication, Principles and Practices of Public Relations, or Design and New Media.

Cornell University Communication Summer Courses

Country: United States

Duration of the Course: May 27, 2015 to Jun 8, 2015

Application Deadline: -

Join this summer at Cornell to get a world-class education while enjoying all of the pleasures of summer in the Finger Lakes. Cornell’s Summer Session features open admissions and outstanding instructors, nearly all of whom are regular faculty members here. Classes are offered on and off campus and via online learning, leaving time for travel or a summer job. This year, the Department of Communication at Cornell University has expanded its offerings for this summer to include both online and on campus courses. Various courses cover such topics as: Visual & Oral Communication, Media Communication, Communication & Technology, Sex, Gender & Communication, New Media & Society.

Strategic Communications: International Perspectives — Columbia University

Country: United States

Duration of the Course: Jul 26, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

During this intensive summer offering, corporate communications executives will learn from thought leaders in the field of strategic communications, share best practices, and understand the importance of operating through a strategic lens. They will appreciate how to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by operating in a global marketplace, acquire thinking habits to offer superior strategic counsel to internal and external constituents.

London College of Communication Summer School

Country: United Kingdom

Duration of the Course: Jul 4, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015

Application Deadline: -

Practice-based, internationally-recognised and immersive, London College summer courses are taught by an impressive community of academics, technical experts and leading specialist practitioners. These three week-courses, designed and delivered by the same tutors who teach on the undergraduate degrees, offer an intensive mix of practical projects, individual tutorials, and visits to cultural hotspots.

European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School

Country: Germany

Duration of the Course: Aug 2, 2015 to Aug 16, 2015

Application Deadline: -

The Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen organizes the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School with the title Dynamics of Mediatization from 2013 to 2015. The aim is to consolidate a pan-EU community of doctoral studies in the field of Media and Communication around the topic of the cultural, social and technological challenges of mediatized communication.

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program

Country: United States

Duration of the Course: Aug 1, 2016 to Aug 11, 2016

Application Deadline: -

Princeton’s University offers an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The New Republic, The New Yorker, CNN and ABC News, among other media outlets. The program is also designed to give students a taste of what life is like at one of the best colleges in the country — they live on campus and eat in one of the university’s cafeterias — and to prepare them to apply to top schools.

London School of Journalism Summer School

Country: United Kingdom

Duration of the Course: Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 28, 2015

Application Deadline: -

London Summer School is held every August, and is a four week intensive course in journalism and newswriting. Whether you are an overseas student or based in the UK, this course provides a unique opportunity for you to acquire the fundamental skills required and receive professional journalism training in small, friendly groups, while at the same time enjoying the sights and culture of London.

Rotterdam School of Management — Executive Summer Course in Corporate Communication

Country: Netherlands

Duration of the Course: Jun 23, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015

Application Deadline: May 11, 2016

Solve corporate communication issues during the intensive five-day Executive Summer Course Corporate Communication. During the theoretical knowledge transfer and training course, you will focus on the latest developments, insights, and models in corporate communication and business administration. You will also learn how to use corporate communication to achieve business goals. After the course, you will be able to put your new knowledge, ideas and insights into practice for the benefit of your organisation and your own career.

Harvard Summer School — The Art of Communication Course

Country: United States

Duration of the Course: Jun 20, 2015 to Aug 8, 2015

Application Deadline: May 18, 2015

More than 300 courses are taught by Harvard professors and visiting scholarsduring the day, evening, and online. This course is for students who want to strengthen their public speaking and writing skills, and develop their authentic voices as professionals. They explore speechwriting, public speaking in victory and crisis, communicating from values, and working with social media and the news media.

NC State University Communication Summer Camp

Country: United States

Duration of the Course: Jul 6, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015

Application Deadline: -

Communication Summer Camp will offer specialized lectures and genre specific small group workshop environments for rising 11th and 12th grade students interested in developing their communication skills in a curriculum that gives participants an integrated, innovative, and rigorous understanding of the rapidly changing field of communication, a field now at the intellectual and economic forefront of the global information society. Over the course of the one week Camp experienced, working practitioners of public and mediated communication encourage participants to explore their own communication skills and to improve those skills in simulated environments.

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