YOUNG PRODUCERS PROJECT
Media Arts Center San Diego offers year-round education and enrichment programs for youth and teens at local schools, community organizations, and at our Digital Gym Cinema! MACSD is a non-profit organization committed to providing filmmaking tools and media arts education to under-resourced communities in an effort to create social change.
YOUNG CREATORS MEDIA CAMPS
Through project-based learning, campers dive into the fundamentals of pre-production, production, and post-production, such as storyboarding, camerawork, editing, sound design, stop motion, and green screen!
TEEN FILMMAKER BOOT CAMP
Students get a crash-course in operating the camera, recording sound, screenwriting, creating storyboards and editing! Rooted in project-based learning, the Teen Filmmaker Boot Camps curriculum centers on pre-production, production, and post-production techniques, empowering participants to bring their filmmaking and storytelling skills to the next level.
TEEN PRODUCERS PROJECT
Divided into Intro and Advanced levels, Teen Producers Project is an opportunity for students ages 13-18 to dive headfirst into the fundamentals of filmmaking, working closely with media arts professionals to produce their own short films over the course of 12 weeks.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE
The Workforce Development Initiative is a partnership between the Media Arts Center San Diego, the City of San Diego and City Libraries. These initiatives are open to young adults aged 16-30 with an interest in pursuing a career in media arts. At the end of this program you will earn a $550 stipend and begin a professional internship with the City of San Diego.
This program provides career-building skills and technical instruction, empowering system-engaged youth to explore the criminal justice system, restorative justice practices, and community through film.
Workshops are facilitated by a local media arts professional, and may be customized for any time of the year, in-school, after-school, and for any type of classroom. Our media arts curriculum is built upon project-based learning and best practices to engage students in the fundamentals of video production and digital storytelling.
The Media Arts Center San Diego offers this opportunity to immigrant youth enrolled in the Migrant Education Project’s 2023 Summer Institute.
HOOVER HEIGHTS MEDIA PROJECT
In partnership with the IDEA Lab in the City Heights Public Library and Hoover High School, students dive into the understanding of the languages of cinema including media production training, interview techniques, and collaboration.
Through our internship program, students from San Diego County high schools and universities partner with our staff to learn what it takes to run a successful non-profit, engage program partners, and make a lasting impact in the community