High school students: Scroll down to apply for 2023 Summer Programs!
Questions? Email ThreeSixty Journalism.
High school students: Join us for multimedia learning and exploration at St. Thomas! ThreeSixty’s year-round programming offers the chance to discover and share your voice and story, enhance your critical thinking and develop college readiness. Whether you dream of pursuing journalism, digital media arts or strategic communication, or you’re just exploring, ThreeSixty prepares you for success.
2023 Summer Lineup
ThreeSixty programs are led by staff, program alumni and St. Thomas faculty and staff, and supported by media pros and community partners. Your ThreeSixty journey begins with College Essay Boot Camp or News Reporter Academy. Once you complete News Reporter Academy, you’re eligible for ThreeSixty’s school-year program options, advanced summer camps and the ThreeSixty Scholarship — a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to study Emerging Media at St. Thomas.
The 2023 summer camp application is still open! Acceptance to all ThreeSixty camps and workshops is a competitive process. All camps have limited space, including College Essay Boot Camp. Full scholarships for all camps are available for free or reduced lunch eligible students. For all other students, the cost to participate in ThreeSixty summer 2023 programming is a $500 flat fee, regardless of the number of camps a student participates in. Snacks and lunch are provided each day, and transit passes are available at no charge. Questions? Email ThreeSixty Journalism.
College Essay Boot Camp: June 12 – 16, 2023
College Essay Boot Camp is a one-week college/personal essay workshop, where students find their voices to create — start-to-finish — a polished, adaptable college essay for submission. Takes place 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus.
News Reporter Academy: June 20 – 23, 2023
News Reporter Academy is in partnership with MinnPost and Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. You’ll learn about the different opportunities in media and communication, engage in related activities, meet experienced journalists and communicators, and write a reported story. This is a four-day (Tuesday – Friday) camp, 8:30 – 4:00 p.m. each day at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus.
PR & Advertising Workshop: June 26 – 30, 2023
PR & Advertising Workshop is in partnership with St. Thomas Emerging Media. Students will create a campaign based on their creativity and learning over the week. Takes place 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus.
Radio Broadcast Camp: June 26 – 30, 2023 – FULL!
Radio Broadcast Camp is in partnership with MPR News and takes students into the world of radio reporting. Learn how radio is unique, write and interview for radio, and produce a radio story. Equity stipends for students are included for successfully completing this camp. Takes place 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Minnesota Public Radio in downtown St. Paul.
Digital Audio Storytelling Camp: July 10 – 14, 2023
Digital Audio Storytelling Camp is in partnership with St. Thomas Emerging Media. With multivoice cast and creative sound design, transform personal stories into short audio narratives! Learn to write for the ear and explore the art of Foley to create sound effects, while gaining skills with recording technologies. Equity stipends for students are included for successfully completing this camp. Takes place 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus.
Sports Writing Workshop: July 11 – 13, 2023 – FULL!
This is a unique opportunity to cover a Minnesota Lynx basketball game under the expert guidance of Star Tribune sports reporters! Students will work as sideline, gameday reporters and produce a story for the WNBA. Takes place at Star Tribune and Target Center.
Game Jam Workshop: July 17 – 21, 2023
New! Game Jam Workshop in partnership with St. Thomas Emerging Media. It’s storytelling through video game design. Equity stipends for students are included for successfully completing this camp. Takes place 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus.
TV Broadcast Camp: July 24 – 28, 2023
TV Broadcast Camp gives advanced students a lens into the life of a television reporter. In a week’s time, students produce a professional TV package ready for air with a team of professional mentors from a local station or media partner. This advanced camp is produced in partnership with Center for Prevention. Equity stipends for students are included for successfully completing this camp. Takes place 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus.
Questions? Email ThreeSixty Journalism.
What’s Being Said About ThreeSixty . . .
“ThreeSixty is the highlight of my high school career so far. I’ve learned so much about paying attention to the world around me and proper communication, and I know I’ll be learning even more next year!” – Mina Yuan, ThreeSixty summer camp graduate and News Team journalist
“I love to watch young journalists learn about our craft. I’m proud to have the opportunity to share it.” – Jocelina Joiner, Manager, News and Content at LAKANA and a volunteer at ThreeSixty.