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Film & Television Summer Program 

Program Canceled for 2020

Film & Television Summer Commuter Program for High School Students


If you would like to pay the deposit with a check or money order, please contact Sharon Walker at 215.895.2407 or to make those arrangements. If you plan to submit a check or money order you may still complete the online application minus the credit card payment. 

Important Statement Regarding the Coronavirus:  

The health and safety of all students, faculty, staff and community members are of the utmost importance here at Drexel.  We have made the decision to cancel our summer program for 2020.

For updates on Drexel's Response to the Coronavirus please visit the following website which is updated frequently. 

    About the Program

    Our program is designed to explore cinematic storytelling through a one-week,  intensive course.  By working with Drexel faculty and professional equipment, you will not only learn how to make a film, but why particular choices are made.  By focusing on shot composition, mise-en-scène, screen direction, and continuity, you will better understand visual storytelling in both the film and television industries.   The course is designed to both welcome novice filmmakers and grow experienced film students.

    Program Format

    Courses:  Classes will run Monday through Friday, 9am through 4pm.

    Facilities: Students will work with Drexel faculty in University Crossings, where they will have access to professional cameras, lighting equipment, microphones, and editing software.

    Meal Plan: Drexel will provide you with lunch every day during your one-week program.

    Health Services: You are required to submit proof of health insurance prior to the start of the program.

    Housing: This summer program is designed as a commuter program therefore supervised residential housing is not offered. We can make recommendations for accommodations on or near Drexel's campus. Both options require a parent to stay overnight with the student if they are under the age of 18.

    1. Drexel On-Campus Dorm Accommodations: Short-term housing available to students and their parents in a Drexel Residence Hall. For more information visit: Summer Conference Housing
    2. The University City Sheraton Hotel: This hotel is walking distance from our campus. Phone (215) 387-8000 or visit University City Sheraton
    3. The Study hotel: On Drexel's campus.  Phone (215) 387-1400 or visit The Study


    We welcome mature high school students, at least 16 years old, who have completed their sophomore or junior year by July.

    Apply by submitting the following items:

    • Your high school transcript; official or unofficial transcript.

    A $300 deposit must be included with your application. Acceptable forms of payment are Check or Money Order, or Credit Card (use with online application only).

    All applications will be reviewed upon completion and applicants will be notified on a rolling basis. Students who are not accepted into the program will receive a full refund of their $300 application deposit.  Checks should be made payable to Drexel University. 

    Upon acceptance, we will mail an information package to you and your family with additional program information and, of course, more forms to complete. The $300 deposit will be credited towards the full tuition cost. Upon acceptance, your deposit is non-refundable. The balance of $1,000 must be paid by June 19, 2020.

    All items must be clearly labeled and e-mailed, or mailed to Sharon Walker:

    ATTN: Sharon Walker
    Drexel University
    University Crossings, Bldg 89-055
    3141 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    E-mail items to:

    How soon will you hear from us? All applications will be reviewed as we receive them and applicants will be notified within 3 weeks from receipt. Admissions decisions are based upon academic preparation and a commitment to learn. We will limit the program to approximately 30 students. We will mail an acceptance letter and an information package to you and your family with additional program information, and of course, more forms to complete. Enrollment is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis upon review and acceptance of the application.


    The tuition of $1,300 includes:
    • Classes and lectures with Drexel faculty
    • One lunch meal per day.
    • Supplies and materials.
    • Tuition does not include student health care coverage. All students must provide proof of insurance in order to enroll in the summer program.

    Questions? Call 215-895-2407 or Email Sharon Walker at