The Media Fellowships


DCTV Youth Media Fellowship is a free media arts training program for NYC youth. Designed for beginner to advanced filmmakers (ages 14-18), our programs provide positive, creative outlets for young people to address issues affecting their lives and their communities. Participants receive hands-on instruction in camera operation, interviewing, editing, and more.

Program Term: January 2022 – May 6, 2022
Where: This year's program will take place as a hybrid model of both in-person and remote instruction, stay tuned for details. DCTV continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and will keep applicants and participants updated accordingly.

Apply: Here

Media Fellows I

Beginner Level
High School students learn the basics of documentary filmmaking, including camera operation, editing skills, interviewing and media literacy. The Junior Fellows produce a series of projects including a collaborative fiction project, and a group documentary. Additionally, students in this program have the opportunity to curate Docu-Jam, a youth documentary film festival. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Media Fellows II Program.

Media Fellows II

Intermediate Level Training
High School students must have completed at least one year of media arts instruction at DCTV or at an equivalent media program. At the advanced level of training, students learn the art of documentary filmmaking through intensive studies in camera operation, lighting, sound, editing, research, interviewing and more. Intermediate Fellows create two original video projects: a group project and an individual piece.

Media Fellows III

Pre-professional Level Training
High School students must have completed at least two years of media arts instruction at DCTV or demonstrate advanced video production and post-production skills. Students continue intensive, hands-on instruction and practice in camera operation, lighting, sound engineering, editing, sound design, research, interviewing and more. Senior Fellows research, write, shoot, and edit a self-portrait and an individual project of choice. There are opportunities for Senior Fellows to participate in domestic and international reporting assignments.