YOUTH PROGRAMS – APPLICATION – FALL 2019

Next Gen Program


Thank you for applying to one of BAVC's Youth Programs!  


In Next Gen, students ages 14-17 will learn how to tell their own story and stories of people they care about through audio, video, design and gaming using industry-standard equipment and software in a supportive, collaborative environment. Under the instruction of award-winning filmmakers, coders, animators, practicing artists, and musicians, Next Gen participants receive unparalleled technical training in a creative community of peers, along with opportunities for professional growth and direct access to industry professionals that includes client-project experience and a $250 stipend.


In Bridges, students ages 18-24 will dive deep into the filmmaking field with technical training, career counseling, client-project experience, and an earned $500 stipend. Students will make connections between media-making and social justice while learning from artists and entrepreneurs.


Deadline to apply for Next Gen Fall 2019: September 27, 2019 at 11:59PM

Deadline to apply for Bridges Fall 2019: September 20, 2019 at 11:59PM



Scheduling

The Next Gen Fall semester consists of 15 weeks of class. Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30 pm. Attendance of at least 90% is required to stay enrolled in the program. Only apply to Next Gen programs if you can commit to the schedule for your desired track (as follows):

 

Next Gen Fall Semester Schedule:

Fall Semester: September 24, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Fall Welcome Night: September 10, 2019

Thanksgiving Break: November 27 - 29, 2019

End of Year Celebration: December 13, 2019

 

The Bridges Fall semester consists of 12 weeks of class.  Class meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-7 pm.  Attendance of at least 90% is required to stay enrolled in the program. Only apply to the Bridges program if you can commit to the schedule for your desired track (as follows):

 

Bridges Fall Semester Schedule:

Fall Semester: September 17, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Fall Welcome Night: September 17, 2019

Thanksgiving Break: November 27 - 29, 2019

Tracks

Next Gen Tracks:

Some of our classes, or tracks, are entry-level, for people just starting out (BUMP, Game Code Design) and others are more advanced, requiring some foundational knowledge before acceptance (the Factory, Animation).


Game Code Design: You will learn about web game coding, hardware programming, and 3-D rendering.


BUMP Records (Audio Production): You will learn about beat making, recording, mixing, and engineering.


The Factory (Advanced Video Production): You will learn about digital storytelling, cinematography techniques, and video editing.  


Animation (Advanced): You will learn about motion graphics, digital art assets, and traditional frame animation.


REQUIREMENTS

Applicants interested in The Factory are required to submit some sort of portfolio or work sample during the interview process.



Next Gen Programs
Select the Next Gen Program you'd like to apply for:

Schedule an Interview 
To be considered for this program, you will need to attend an in-person group interview. These  interviews will happen in September 2019. These interviews help the BAVC staff get to know you as a person and help decide where BAVC can best serve you. 

Please note: If you are applying for Animation or The Factory, you will be required to share a work sample or portfolio at the interview. 

Bridges Programs
Please answer the following questions for Bridges
Current Contact Information
Now some basic information that will us know get to know you and be able to get in contact with you. Please make sure this information is as accurate as possible. 
Name





Current Street Address

Ex: 2727 Mariposa St. Suite 200 

ex: San Francisco


Parent / Guardian / Ally
For Bridges Applicant's, enter "N/A" for Parent/Guardian/Ally info









Demographic Information

We ask for the following information for the purposes of helping our staff use the most respectful language when addressing you, understanding our population better, and fulfilling our grant reporting requirements. The options for some of these questions were provided by our funders. Please help us serve you better by selecting the best answers to these questions. The information provided in this form is confidential.


Gender identity is one's personal experience of one's own gender. Gender identity can correlate with assigned sex at birth, or can differ from it completely. People can have many identities that you use. 


“Cis-gender” is a term that relates to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex. “Transgender” is a term that relates to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex. “Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn't seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.


While race and ethnicity share an ideology of common ancestry, they differ in several ways. First of all, race is primarily unitary. You can have one race, while you can claim multiple ethnic affiliations. Race refers to a person's physical characteristics, such as bone structure and skin, hair, or eye color. Ethnicity, however, refers to cultural factors, including nationality, regional culture, ancestry, and language.



Through this program, BAVC hopes to meet the needs of young people who have faced multiple barriers to academic or career success. All of the information in this form is confidential. 


Household Information
BAVC Next Gen aims to serve a diverse population of young people in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly those identified as low-income and extremely low-income based on the Housing and Urban Development regulations. 

Some of the following information may be difficult to answer based on your current living situation and resources available at the time of this application. Please answer to the best of your ability. 



This information is subject to verification upon acceptance. 

How did you hear about Next Gen at BAVC?
The BAVC staff works hard to make sure we can find and meet the needs of the community, trying to serve the people who could benefit from our programs. This information helps us continue to do better. 







The Bay Area Video Coalition, a Bay Area non-profit, has been an advocate for artists and media makers since 1976, supplying the tools, resources, and support they need to tell their stories. Find out more at bavc.org


BAVC inspires social change by supporting and amplifying media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education and technology.