The School of Communication Foundations

The School of Communication Foundations lays the foundation of essential biblical worldview in communication, while advancing the individual’s skill and confidence in all facets of Media, Public Speaking, Writing and Listening. We aim to sharpen the student’s ability to communicate clearly through cross-cultural and interpersonal dynamics, and equip students with the principles of preparing and delivering a message to a variety of audiences.

Our Goal

We want you to discover God’s perspective on communication, to become visual storytellers that can impact this generation, learn new study skills and research techniques, to enhance interpersonal insight for clearer communication, to produce journalism style media reports and to deliver effective verbal and creative presentations to live audiences.

Contact us:  Phone: +1 (808) 757 – 9150

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School Staff

Maria Leinie Alambro has taken the UofN School of Communication Foundations and School of Video Production in Media Village South Africa. She has been working with YWAM Ships Communications Department since September 2016. She worked as a Marketing Communications Supervisor and Trade Development Supervisor for Yamaha Motorcycle Philippines in 2012-2016. She was also a missionary in Thailand for 5 years involved with University Ministry and Media Light, Emerge Ministries. She finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Philippine Arts at the University of the Philippines.

When does it start?

Lecture phase: April 4, 2018 to June 29, 2018. (optional 6 weeks of outreach afterwards)

How to apply?

 You can apply online or download the application at the bottom of this page.

How much does it cost?

 $3,995 for tuition and $500 for equipment fee. Tuition includes food and accommodation. Fees do not include visa or personal expenses such as toiletries, laundry, snacks, postage, etc. The fees do not include your transportation to and from YWAM (estimated $500 – $4,000).  Registration fee is $75.

An optional Field Report outreach will be offered and locations will be determined by school staff prior to the beginning of the SCF course. Your outreach fees typically cover expenses such as airfare, travel insurance, vehicle running costs, bus/train tickets, extra visas, food, accommodation, and administration. The costs can vary greatly in price, depending on the outreach location you choose.


 Course Entry Requirements: Applicants need to have completed a YWAM DTS prior to acceptance into the SCF. The SCF is a “Core Course” in YWAM’s University of the Nations (U of N) and is considered part of the core learning for a degree in the U of N.

Topics are Communication in the Bible, Video Pre-production, Production and Post-Production Skill Set, Graphic Design, Public Speaking, Communication Team Dynamics, Interpersonal and Cross-cultural Communication, Photography and Brand Management and Campaign Marketing.


The School of Communication Foundations will hear from experts in the field such as:

Joz, born in Lebanon raised in Cyprus, is a German citizen, with parents and siblings in Montreal Canada. Married to Monika since 1986, and has 3 children. Joseph lives life in its fullness creatively and passionately. A Creative in many facets of life He is most passionate about inspiring to bring change and maximize everyone who wants to live life creatively.

Jeff Thomas Rogers, producer of the Lost Kites and Dear Panama documentaries.Co-author along with Loren Cunningham of the upcoming bo ok, “No Boundaries”. Training Director & visionary leader for the citizen journalism movement “Grassroots News”.

 School Schedule and Timetable

This course is a full-time, 12-week intensive training program. Each week we will be providing different training on Media Set to provide students a wide range of understanding of pre-production and post-production methods. A typical day includes morning lectures, practical skills development, and homework or group projects. School outings, studio visitations, and other activities are also part of the curriculum. While weekends are mostly free, occasionally there will be community activities, events and class outings which may or may not be required for the class.

Field Assignment (Outreach)

This course teaches you to be a journalist on the field. Finding a good story to tell and communicate it in the most creative and effective way, will be one of the main goals on the Outreach. We want all students to be able to produce a video documentary / report that will highlight the needs of an organization.

Your Outreach will be at one of the Ships locations throughout the globe with a focus on Micronesia and Panama and possibly on our partner ministries.  For more information on the various Ships locations Click Here.

Disclaimer: YWAM Ships Kona is an independent and separate 501c3 organization from the University of the Nations, Kona Inc. These two entities are independent and separate in all aspects, legally, financially and operationally. The courses listed above are run at Port YWAM Kona one mile down the road from the University Campus.

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Fax applications to us at +1 (949) 271 4909.

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Phone: +1 (808) 757 – 9150