At WMI, our courses are designed to supercharge the skills you already have and to teach you new ones, pushing you to produce professional level work that will be good enough to get you the job. During class, our faculty will build your confidence using mediums you may not be used to, require you to make creative decisions, and encourage you to take risks in developing content.
The Fall and Spring semesters are 15-week-long programs
Entrepreneurial Media | WMI 303, 3 credits | Wednesday 7:00-9:30 PM
Making great content isn’t enough. Today you need to understand the business behind the media. Taught by professionals, Entrepreneurial Media is part MBA, part branding, and part pop culture. You’ll end this course pitching a business plan for your own media company to a panel of DC professionals who know what it takes to succeed in the media world.
Skill Building Workshops | WMI 301, 3 credits | Thursday 7:00-9:00 PM
WMI believes in “Expert in one; Professional in all.” These workshops are designed to enhance the skills you already have and teach you new ones you’ll need. This class will cover video editing, to still photography, basic coding, and everything else you will need to sell yourself as a media professional.
Media Transformed | WMI 302, 3 credits | Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
This Friday class starts with the presentation and critique of class assignments. You receive immediate and in depth feedback so you can continuously improve your work. Afternoons are reserved for site visits and meeting leading media professionals such as , journalists at CNN and the Washington Post, partners at leading public relations firms and even those leading the media at the White House. We also bring in cutting edge professionals including podcast producers, content creators, editors, and social activists to lead workshops so WMI students can learn first hand where the media is heading.
Internship | WMI 304, 3-6 Credits | Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
At WMI, students earn credit for their internship experience. Each experience is different and each placement is designed around what you want to do. We only place students in internships that provide meaningful learning opportunities and professional work experience. All internships are personally supervised by the WMI Director.