Maymester at the Circus

two week social media content creation maymester

STUDENTS, START your IMAGINATIONS!

Creativity. Resourcefulness. Social media savvy. Those are just a few of the skills you’ll need to thrive and succeed as a content creator. Highly competitive? You bet, but there’s no better way to sharpen your creative chops than spending your Maymester studying on-site at The Creative Circus portfolio school.

TAKE CREDIT for YOUR CREATIVITY

Maymester @ The Circus is a partnership between The University of South Carolina and The Creative Circus. Students can earn up to three hours of upper-level elective credit offered by The University of South Carolina.

You’ll be instructed by Creative Circus’ industry pros and The University of South Carolina’s seasoned faculty. Increase your productivity and create your network by surrounding yourself with other like-minded, aspiring creatives.

Week 1: ADVANCED CONTENT EXPLORATIONS

May 16 - May 20, 2022

BRANDED SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT

Discover the exhilarating world of branded social media content. Learn what goes into making compelling, shareable social content and see what its like to walk in the shoes of a Content Creator.

Learn how Content Creators fit into advertising agencies and what is expected of them as part of the creative team.

PHOTO & VIDEO BASICS FOR GENERATING CONTENT

Master basic camera techniques so you can operate a DSLR camera effectively and creatively. Learn about camera controls, grip gear, rigging, metering, lenses, depth of field and lighting.

You will learn how digital editing can enhance any image. Learn about importing, colour correction, cropping and more.

Learn how to shoot compelling and engaging branded images, moving stills and video shorts that drive engagement and in result - sales.

Week 2: CREATIVE LAB EXPLORATION

May 23 - May 27, 2022

THE POWER OF BRAND STORYTELLING

Creatively explore brand storytelling through the camera lens telling the brands story in a way that attracts, engages and captivates your audience through each stage of the user’s journey.

CAPTURE - FINAL PROJECTS

Students will have time to employ their new skills by shooting content in our photography studios. Our photography studios include a large daylight studio, several dark studios, a cyclorama wall and green screen capabilities.

Studio time will be followed by time in the fully-equiped computer labs for digital image editing.

DELIVERABLES

At the end of the two-week program, students will have produced three final branded projects.

  • Branded Print Campaign utilizing a still image.
  • Branded Moving Still utilizing stop motion capture.
  • Branded Video Short utilizing cinema graph.

DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS

The Maymester @ The Circus program is an elite opportunity – not to be missed, so apply today.

All students will sign up for JOUR 595 Special Topics Maymester at the Circus with Jeffrey Williams - Study Away, when they register for maymester classes with the university registrar.

Carolina Engage Grants are available for students attending this Maymester at the Circus. Please apply early as this grant money will run out. All grants are needs based and will be administered by the CIEL Committee at the University of South Carolina.

All classes are held at:
The Creative Circus
812 Lambert Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324

Apply today. Opportunity is yours for the creating.

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