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
Open to middle and high school students.
Come learn the basics of photography, virtually! Through daily lessons and prompts, students will learn the basics of photography and visual storytelling. All you need is any device that can snap a picture! We will touch on shot framing, exposure, and how to tell stories through photographs while practicing every day.
Open to high school students.
Do you have a favorite podcast? Do you wonder how it was created? Have you ever thought of making your own? If so, this course is for you. Students will craft a short audio story on a topic of their choice. During this six-week course, you will learn to write narration, conduct interviews, and record and include natural sound.
Open to middle school students.
Students will be learning stop-motion animation using their smartphones (or tablets) and a few simple everyday objects. While the materials are cheap, the content is rich as we’ll dive into animation concepts such as the “Principles of Animation,” stop-motion software, story-boarding, and creative writing. Participants will have the opportunity to exercise their creative side by creating their very own stop-motion movie.