Digital Media Classes & Workshops
Apply now to create stories that matter while learning from professional filmmakers
and graphic designers.
Youth (Ages 11-18)
From technical training to a career in the digital media industry.
BAYCAT Academy free youth media classes offer students the chance to explore and create digital media, from filmmaking to graphic arts. All students will collaborate on an episode of BAYCAT’s long-running, youth-produced web series “Zoom In.” Youth of color and young women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects to create static and motion graphics.
Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking as you create short documentary videos. You will learn how to conduct interviews, work with DLSR cameras & lighting, and edit in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Learn about our Graphic Arts classes.
BAYCAT YOUTH MEDIA CLASSES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I fill out a paper application?
Applications are only accepted on the BAYCAT website. If you lack access to a computer, you may come to BAYCAT’s office to use a computer here.
What can I expect after I apply online?
The BAYCAT Academy team will review your application. If we are able to offer you a spot during the upcoming term, a member of the team will contact you using the email address provided in your application.
How are the students selected?
Can I apply to BAYCAT if I am not in middle school or high school?
What days and times are the classes?
Film classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays and Graphic Arts meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both classes are from 4:30pm-6:30pm for 12 weeks.
Young Adult Workshops
Free one-day introductory project-based workshops that provide technical training where participants have the opportunity to gain hands-on job experience. All programs are led by industry professionals who offer training in Adobe Suite Programs and film production techniques.
Women and people of color between the ages of 18 - 25 are strongly encouraged to apply. All workshops are conducted on select Saturdays and lunch is provided.
Types of workshops include: Intro to Production, Editing with Adobe Premiere, Intro to filmmaking with 360 Cameras.
Workshops on Wheels
We work with schools and community-based nonprofits to develop media production workshops for their students. The workshops provide hands-on training with professional equipment and guide the students in creating a promotional video for the organization, like the one produced with the youth of the United Playaz. For the United Playaz workshop, we facilitated four sessions that included creative development, production, planning and training, and two afternoons of filming.
Interested in a workshop?