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Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2019


Program Dates: February 11th – May 9th 4:30pm – 6:30pm

BAYCAT Youth Media Program: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I fill out a paper application?

A: Applications are only accepted on the BAYCAT website.

Q: What can I expect after I apply online?

A: The Academy team will review your application. If we are able to offer you a spot in the term, a member of the team will contact you using the email address provided in your application.

Q: How are students selected to participate in BAYCAT?

A:  Youth applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. BAYCAT prioritizes returning students, students and families who identify as low-income, students who reside in the SF Bay Area and students who attend SFUSD schools. At this time, BAYCAT can only accept students who are in grades 6th – 12th.

Q:Can I apply to BAYCAT if I am not in middle school or high school?

A: At this time, BAYCAT can only provide programming for middle and high school youth (grades 6th – 12th).

Video produced & edited by John Tompkins, BAYCAT Academy Alumnus.


What Track Will You Take?

Documentary Filmmaking

Learn the fundamentals of documentary theory and criticism and the basics of filmmaking techniques. You will learn how to conduct interviews, work with DLSR cameras & lighting, and edit in Premiere Pro.

Music Production

You will learn to make beats, record sound and vocals, and digitally edit audio tracks. The class will cover musical arrangement, songwriting, and production in ProTools.

Graphic Arts and Animation

You will learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to make a variety of graphic arts and animation projects.

Music Video Production

You will learn the history and theory of music videos and will work on a series of music videos, while mastering the skills of cinematography, lighting, art direction, editing and more.

What Youth Media Producers Say

Meet Your Instructors and Mentors

Taking a class at BAYCAT Academy is a great way to learn new and useful skills but it’s also FUN. We have our talented instructors to thank for that. You will learn from experienced digital media professionals with a passion for training the next generation.

Here they are:

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