Pre-College Programs

The Media School at Indiana University welcomes high school and younger students to campus for a variety of activities and to see just what IU and the school offer.

High school students and their families may visit campus to chat with students and faculty, tour the school and see what Bloomington is all about. You may come on any of the open visitation days or set up a custom appointment. All the details are on the Visit Us page.

The school hosts a Game Camp each summer for those interested in trying their hands at creating video games. Led by our faculty who also teach within our Bachelor of Science in Game Design degree, the workshop offers  hands-on learning in 2-D or 3-D platforms. Participants live on campus for a week.

For nearly seven decades, the High School Journalism Institute has prepared high school journalists to work on and lead their high school media. Whether they want to learn the basics or aim to perfect their skills, high schoolers return to their schools ready to contribute to yearbook, newspaper, websites, broadcast and audio media.

Our newest summer program is the Digital Cinema Academy, which invites students to write scripts, produce short movies and learn about the filmmaking process from members of the Media School faculty and visiting speakers. Students have access to our state-of-the art equipment and studios. 

Each year, the school hosts the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee, where area students through eighth grade compete for the regional title. Area schools conduct their own bees, and winners gather in February to vie for the title. The “IU Bee” winner competes at the national bee in May. The school co-sponsors this event with the IU School of Education.