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After School Programs

The longest running of WHYY’s media courses, WHYY’s Youth Programs offer hands-on production training for teens.

After school programs teach 10th-12th graders to produce short documentaries and create original radio stories and stop motion animation from their own homes. Students can further explore their interest through a series of summer camps with focuses on multimedia journalism and filmmaking. Youth Programs encourage teens to explore their own worlds through media, as they create projects on topics they select themselves.

After School Courses

Documentary Filmmaking

Learn to shoot, edit and produce great documentaries in WHYY's award-winning Public Media Commons. WHYY's After School Documentary Workshop is a video production program for area teens, 9-12 grade. The program combines media literacy and video production as students learn to produce short documentaries on a topic of their choosing. WHYY's media instructors act as executive producers, while the students write, direct, shoot and edit in small production crews.

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Narrative Filmmaking

Want to be the next big Hollywood director? In this in-person, after school program, students will work in small groups to create their very own short films. Students will learn the fundamentals of narrative filmmaking- story structure, script writing, storyboarding, video editing, and DSLR camera operation. Students will also have the opportunity to learn the basic principles of animation to produce their own stop motion film.

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