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Digital Media Classes
for Youth

Apply now to create stories that matter while learning from professional filmmakers

and graphic designers.



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.


Graphic Arts

Learn the fundamentals of design as you create product mock-ups, posters, and social media assets. You will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects to create static and motion graphics.

Our Programs


Filmmaking & Graphic Arts

Fundamentals (ages 11 - 18)


Free hands-on experience

Our free introductory classes are perfect for youth interested in developing skills in filmmaking or graphic arts. No previous experience is required.

Apply now to be considered for SPRING 2022!

The Crew (ages 14 - 18)

Paid Hands-on learning and work experience

Our paid internship is perfect for students with advanced skills in filmmaking or graphic arts. Students must have taken at least one filmmaking or design class at BAYCAT, their school, or another institution.

Apply now to be considered for SUMMER 2022!

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Youth applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. BAYCAT prioritizes returning students, youth of color, low-income youth, youth who reside in San Francisco, and youth who attend SFUSD schools.

Can I apply to BAYCAT if I'm not in Middle School or High School?

At this time, BAYCAT Academy only provides programming for middle and high school youth (grades 6-12). If you are 18-25 years old, check out our paid internship opportunities.

Are programs back in-person?

Yes, we are excited to finally be back in our studio starting Spring of 2022.