Youth Media Education
Youth Media Education


Media Arts Center SanDiego provides youth media education programs at various local schools/community organizations throughout San Diego County.

Additionally, we hold our year-round Youth Media & Tech Camps and Teen Producers Project at our one-of-a-kind Digital Gym CINEMA in the diverse and eclectic North Park neighborhood.


For more information on our education programs during the ongoing COVID health crisis, please contact: 

  • Project-Based Learning:  Youth often learn best by doing; project-based learning improves cooperative learning skills and enhances critical thinking and communication.
  • New Technologies:  Youth work with professional-grade equipment and software, enabling them to produce high-quality content.
  • Social Justice:  Youth is inspired to become citizen journalists, empowering them to explore how their stories fit into the larger tapestry of a national and global story.
  • Culminating Events: Youth share their learning with screenings of their projects for an audience.



 A typical workshop focuses on:

  • Pre-productiongenerate and pitch ideas, write treatments and scripts, create storyboards and shot lists
  • Production – learn narrative and documentary forms, camera, lighting, and sound techniques,
  • Post-production – learn video editing and sound design



During our weeklong camps, students will learn to operate a camera, create storyboards, edit in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, and use our Green Room studio. All classes take place at the Digital Gym, a multi-purpose community space in North Park managed by the Media Arts Center San Diego, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing

filmmaking tools and media education to under-resourced communities in an effort to create social change. Visit Media Arts Center San Diego’s FLICKR page to see our YMTC Campers in action or watch videos from past camps.

For more information about Youth Media and Tech Camps, click here or contact:

Larry Da Silveira, Education Coordinator | 619-230-1938


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Since 2001, the Media Arts Center San Diego’s Teen Producers Project has been inspiring youth to be more than consumers of media as they become creators of media. Through our programs, hundreds of youth throughout San Diego County and Orange County have learned about filmmaking and digital storytelling and have produced engaging video projects. The project’s mission is to educate youth in media arts & emerging technologies for use in self-expression, communication and social change.

For more information about the Teen Producers Project, click here or contact:

Larry Da Silveira, Education Coordinator | 619-230-1938 x.102



Classes can be customized at any time of the year, in-school or after-school for up to 30 students. We implement project-based learning and best practices to engage students in the fundamentals of digital storytelling and video production. A typical 12-week session includes 20-60 hours of on-site instruction and final community screening.

For more information about in-school/after-school residency programs, contact:

Larry Da Silveira, Education Coordinator | 619-230-1938

Recent Community Partners:

Crawford High School
Roosevelt International Middle School
McKinley Elementary School
Second Chance San Diego
Southland Blended Community School
Sweetwater High School
ABLA Community School
Instituto Altazor (Tijuana, Mexico)
Vista La Mesa Academy
Mt. Vernon School
Holmes Elementary School
King Chavez Academy of Excellence
North County Tech Academy
Porter Elementary School
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library
Wilson Middle School
Walker Elementary School
Lincoln High School
Somali Bantu Association




Since 2001, the Media Arts Center San Diego has modeled internships in various media fields, including film, education, social media, arts administration. Modeled after the Teen Producers Project, MACSD continues to inspire youth to be more than consumers of media as they become creators of media. Through our internship programs, dozens of youth from San Diego County schools partner with our professional staff to learn about digital storytelling, and what it takes to run a successful world-class program, and produce engaging video projects while engaging with our community partners. The organization’s mission is to educate youth in media arts & emerging communication technologies for positive social change.

For more information about internship programs, contact:

Cameron Quevedo, Director of Education | 619-230-1938

Recent Internship Partners:

Clairemont High School
E3Civic High
High Tech High Chula Vista
High Tech High International
High Tech High North County
High Tech High Point Loma



MACSD Education Programs are supported in part by the following funders:

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