Featured Event: AES Summit, Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2, Sverdrup Complex.
C.R.A.S.S. is a student-run summit located in Webster Groves, Missouri, hosted by the Audio
Aesthetics and Technology department at Webster University. This event welcomes industry
professionals, high school and college students, professors, and others interested
in the subject of sound. C.R.A.S.S. consists of panels focused on recording, mixing,
and mastering; audio for film and visual; live sound, keynote speakers; and networking
opportunities. This event is an excellent way to expand one’s knowledge in audio and
network with professionals.
Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 30, Sverdrup Complex
Spend your summer learning from working professionals the basics of scriptwriting,
animation, film production and game design. Webster offers four different week-long
summer camps for ages 14-18 and all skill levels are invited. All School of Communications
summer camps will take place in the newly renovated state-of-the-art Sverdrup complex. Housing on campus is available!
During the Fall semester, the School of Communications brings in industry leaders
representing a cross-section of organizations, from nonprofit journalism to full-service
entertainment production companies. With a combination of presentations, workshops,
networking sessions, panel discussions and an internship expo, Webster students can
jump-start their own communications career.
The School of Communication Internship Expo is held every Fall semester, in October
This event is open to all School of Communications students of Webster University.
There will be a variety of Internship Program partners ready to share information
and discuss internship opportunities for spring and summer. Whether you are a freshman,
sophomore, junior or senior, the Internship Expo is an excellent opportunity to gather
internship information. Seniors and juniors can find out about available internships
and more. Sophomores and freshmen can chat with internship partners about classes
or experience needed for internships. The expo will provide an opportunity for students
to speak with employers. Students actively seeking internships and students wanting
to connect for future opportunities are encouraged to attend.
Internship Expo Accolades
“I was also overjoyed to see former interns engaging on the other side of the recruiting
table to continue the pipeline of Webster University talent while supporting their
Director of Internship Programs, School of Communications
Media Academy is a premier annual event of the Webster University School of Communications
and our industry partners. Media Academy 2023 included two days of presentations,
workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities with senior executives from
national media companies including Epic Games, Lion Forge, ScriptHop, Another Reality
Studio, SmithGeiger Consulting and more.
3:30–5 p.m. Panel Discussion Sverdrup Complex, Room SV123 Panel Speakers Brian Austin: Co-Founder/CEO, ScriptHop Terrence Coles: Cedar Grove Holdings, Inc.; Advisor, WowYow, Inc. Andrew Finlayson: Executive VP of Digital and Social Media Strategies, SmithGeiger Scott Foster: Co-founder/Creative Director, ScriptHop Seth Geiger: President and Founding Partner, SmithGeiger Jamie Hurcomb: Unreal Engine Academic Advisor - Film and Media,Epic Games Allison Levin: Adjunct Professor of Sports Communication, Webster University Brad Martin: Founder/CEO, Another Reality Studio Carl Reed: CEO, Composition Media; Executive Producer, Lion Forge Animation Mark Sableman: Partner, Intellectual Property, Media and Internet Law, Thompson Coburn LLP Michael Vamosy: Co-Founder/Chief Creative Officer, Vivid Zero
5–6 p.m. Networking Reception Sverdrup Complex
9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Check-In and Registration
10 a.m.–1 p.m. Workshop Sessions
1–3 p.m. Student Showcase and Networking Reception
The Student Showcase features nominated students from all majors in the School of
Communications displaying their most accomplished portfolios and projects including
video games, photos, films, recordings and more. Communications professionals, alumni,
staff and faculty are invited to attend for the opportunity to network and offer career-related
feedback for students.
It is open-house style, so attendees can stop by for just 15 minutes, or stay the
Tour the School of Communications
The School of Communications loves showing off the Sverdrup Complex! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a tour. Note: Prospective students interested in attending Webster University should schedule
a full campus tour through the Admissions department.