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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.

WHYY Spring After-School Classes

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 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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Photography Workshop

Learn to frame, shoot and edit great photos in WHYY's award-winning Public Media Commons. WHYY's After School Photography Workshop is a photography program for area teens, 9-12 grade. Students will learn the fundamentals of photography, camera operation, lighting, and framing. Students will have the opportunity to shoot topics of their choosing in groups.

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