Toggle navigation Program Details Level: Middle School Grades: Enrolled in 6-8 Length: 6 days Program Highlights Dates & Locations Hands-on Simulations Trips & Tours Leadership Development Tuition Write and create a short film at the NSLC on Film & Animation for middle school students. Students will explore film making, animation and storytelling by creating their own short film or commercial. Hands on activities are designed to help students explore ways in which artists are using technology to create immersive and interactive experiences. Trips may include: the Smithsonian Institution, ARTECHOUSE, and a film studio visit. Program HighlightsLeadership DevelopmentChallenge yourself to move beyond your comfort zone and develop your leadership potentialInteractive workshopsLearn the latest techniques as you work with professional equipment during classes taught by American University School of Communication facultyFun & Engaging Trips & ToursVisit the monuments, museums and institutions that make Washington, D.C. an amazing city Dates & LocationsAmerican UniversityWashington, DC Sample Schedule Trips & Tours Explore LocationJune 27 - July 2 July 5 - July 10 Hands-on SimulationsOur Film & Animation program for middle school students uses an interactive approach to learning that gives you an opportunity to explore the world of film and animation. Workshops include: Scriptwriting Workshop Directing & Acting for the Camera Workshop Animation Lab Editing Film Lab 30-Second Film Festival Fun & Engaging Trips & ToursAn important part of the NSLC middle school programs is seeing the sites around our nation’s capital. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and educational trips specifically tailored to the area of film and animation. Students are escorted on all field trips and stay within their TA Group or other supervised groups. Trips may include: American UniversityARTECHOUSE | Animation Studio | The Smithsonian Institute | Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR and MLK Monuments Leadership DevelopmentAt the heart of the NSLC is a leadership curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Leadership topics tailored to the Film & Animation program include: Personality Styles and Group Dynamics Conflict Resolution Negotiation Public Speaking Intrapersonal Communication Tuition Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours. Click here to view our cancellation and refund policy. Type Tuition Commuter* $2,095 Residential $2,495 *Commuter students are provided three meals a day. Housing is not included. Commuters check-in each morning between 7:00-7:30 AM and are picked-up each night between 8:00-8:30 PM.