Introduction

If you’re a high school student interested in the fields of media and communications and eager to jump-start your college career, then the QU Academy is your opportunity to dive into the subjects you love while earning transferable college credits in the process.

Program Overview

Get a head start on your college education

Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), QU Academy enables dedicated high school students to take college-level communications courses from the comfort of their own classrooms.

Taught by high school instructors certified by Quinnipiac’s School of Communications, these courses provide a deep, hands-on exploration of 21st-century journalism, interactive design, film production, and many other media industry subjects. If you’re a member of your high school’s radio or TV station, love chasing down a story for the school paper, or are already writing and shooting your own short films, then this is an incredible opportunity to fine-tune your abilities and make your college application stand out in the eyes of admissions representatives.

With QU Academy, you’ll graduate having:

  • A strong understanding of college-level material
  • An official transcript with transferable college courses and credits from a competitive university
  • An early advantage in your future field of study
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Cost: $50 per credit, plus a $25, nonrefundable administrative/processing fee.

Available Courses

Available Courses


Fall 2020

COM 130 90 Visual Design

Course will run from August 27, 2020 - June 11, 2021
This course introduces students to the design process using professional-level software for digital image creation and editing, typesetting and typography, page layout and design in preparation for advanced coursework. Students produce course projects that demonstrate creativity, design concepts, critical thinking, aesthetic principles and basic technical competence. (Credits: 3)
Registration deadline: September 18, 2020