At CTVN’s Media Arts Center, our most advanced youth staff are employed as executive producers in small, intensive programs. Hard Cover Interns manage and produce the 25 year-running cablecast and our online distribution platforms, while other small production units work in long production cycles on projects of immediate importance to their peers. In addition to their independent work, all interns serve as peer leaders to onsite apprentices and video students at earlier stages in the Hard Cover program.
In partnership with After School Matters, CTVN employs advanced Hard Cover Apprentices in afterschool programs in media literacy digital video production. These young videos professionals study all aspects of media art and produce high quality content for distribution through Hard Cover. To learn more about CTVN Video Production Classes, contact us!
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In partnership with Alternative Schools Network, CTVN’s instructors lead classes in the media arts as part of the innovative curricula of 11 alternative schools, where reengaged “drop-outs” and transfer students from Chicago’s Public School system persevere in attaining a secondary education. These youth producers’ original work is broadcast on Hard Cover regularly.