Disney College Program educational offerings: Disney Exploration Series and Professional Development Studies

You’ve probably already heard that the Disney College Program offers participants the ability to take collegiate courses for credit while working. But what if you’ve already graduated or don’t need to earn credit? Or what if you’re just curious about other learning options available to you?

At Walt Disney World Resort…

Students participating at Walt Disney World Resort might want to consider enrolling in the Disney Exploration Series (DES). There are six topics to choose from: Disney Heritage, Disney Marketing & Sales, Disney Environmentality & Sustainability, Disney Hospitality & Guest Service, Disney Cast Engagement & Human Resources and Disney Leadership 101.

Each DES meets four times for two hours per session. If you attend all four sessions, you will be awarded a “Mouster’s” degree. That would definitely stand out on your résumé!

The East Coast program also offers two Professional Development Studies (PDS) that target students majoring in engineering or in entertainment (such as theater and show production).

In a PDS, you’ll meet eight times for two or three hours. You’ll have a guest speaker each week who represents a different area of engineering or entertainment show production. Since all of the students in these classes will have similar majors, this offers a special opportunity for you to network with your peers as well as with the guest speakers.

“Mouster’s” degrees are also awarded to those who successfully complete a PDS.

Unlike the collegiate courses, the DES and PDS seminars do not have homework.

Check with your academic advisor regarding the opportunity to earn credit for these seminars because they have not been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE).

 

At Disneyland Resort…

Students participating at Disneyland Resort have the opportunity to participate in 11-week seminars on the following topics: the Business of Show Business, the Leadership Speaker Series and the Blended Learning Series. Unlike the collegiate courses, the seminars do not have homework.

Check with your academic advisor regarding the opportunity to earn credit for these seminars because they have not been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE).

 

KristenDisney Education Team
January 20th, 2017|Categories: Disney College Program, Education|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Disney College Program educational offerings: Disney Exploration Series and Professional Development Studies