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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

Virtual After School: Drawing Class (Digital, Comic, and Animation)

Are you a middle schooler/ high schooler who likes to draw but have been looking to take your skills to the next level, or are you an artist who’s looking to get to know other artists while learning somethings along the way? Either way, WHYY Education’s Drawing class is for you! This class will be taught by WHYY’s own Dre Reed a graduate of the University of the Arts with a BFA in Animation, and in this class, we’ll learn how to draw heads, hands, and environments.

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Virtual After School: Narrative Filmmaking Class

Do you have a passion for storytelling or interest in filmmaking? Ever wonder how your favorite movie was made and the elements that went into it? Then sign up for WHYY Education’s free Narrative Filmmaking Class. In this class, you’ll learn the foundations of how to tell stories through films, such as story structure, character development, scriptwriting, camera and lighting, and sound design. In this class, we’ll meet twice a week for 1 ½ hour a day.

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