Media Communication Visit Event

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Asbury University offers a unique opportunity for high school students who have an interest in Media Communication and the Communication Arts. The Media Communication Visit Event is a chance for students to become familiar with Asbury's Media Comm. program and rub elbows with professionals in the industry. This event is designed around our Engaging Culture Series and the Highbridge Film Festival. It is not a typical event where you sit in classes. This is an especially designed time to learn more about potential opportunities, future possibilities and how to integrate your faith into the world of media communications.

During the Media Comm. Visit Event, you will hear from industry professionals who are serving as judges for the Film Festival on Saturday evening. They will lead seminars and workshops in the area of their particular expertise.

You will also hear from current Asbury students who have been working on the Highbridge Film Festival as a class project and from those students who have scripted, acted, edited, filmed, produced and directed films highlighed in the Festival. You'll also get a taste for life at Asbury University by attending Chapel, eating in our cafeteria and spending the night in the residence halls with a current student (optional) on Friday evening.  (If you plan to stay in Wilmore on Saturday night, you'll need to make housing arrangements off campus as our students will be involved in the Film Festival and unable to host.)

  • Media Communication Visit Event, April 25-26, 2014

Highbridge Film Festival

The Highbridge Film Festival is dedicated to expressing and exploring the human condition through the power of the visual story. The film festival showcases high school and college student short films. Every spring, students have the opportunity to tell their story, and each entry is judged by film industry professionals.

The festival, part of the Asbury Media Communication program, is run by the students in our Spring semester Special Events class (MC 428). For more information about the festival, go to www.highbridgefilmfestival.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost?

There is no fee to attend the Media Comm. Visit Event.   Registration for the event includes meals for lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday.  Registration also includes a ticket to the theatre event Friday night and the Highbridge Film Festival Saturday night.

What Are My Housing Options?

Students are invited to stay on-campus Friday night in order to get the real college experience in one of Asbury's residence halls. Parents and chaperones are encouraged to stay at a local hotels or bed & breakfast, some of which offer a special rate for Asbury visitors.  We are unable to offer on-campus lodging for students on Saturday night as our students will be involved with or attending the event and unable to host.

What Should I Bring?

If you are staying overnight in a residence hall, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and any necessary toiletries.  If you are planning to attend the Highbridge Film Festival, please know that dress will be formal.

Register for the Media Comm. Event

ACCESS Day Registration

The Schedule (Tentative)

To download a copy of the tentative schedule, please click here.

Traveling to Asbury

As you prepare for your trip to Asbury University, be sure to check out these helpful links:

If you have any questions about the Media Communication ACCESS Visit Event, please contact the Visit Coordinator at visit@asbury.edu or (859) 858-3511, ext. 2374.