In a special partnership with Schenectady School District, students from both the middle schools and high school can elect to participate in four different programs that highlight careers in the arts!
Music and Film Programs:
Lights, Camera, and Action…
The “Media Lab” after school program will provide a learning experience that offers young filmmakers the practical knowledge and technical expertise needed to capitalize on the current digital revolution sweeping the film, video, and media-making communities.
Taught by a seasoned Filmmaker/Media educational professional, this program will be a daily after school program throughout the school year in two, ten-week semesters. Media Lab is offered to all Schenectady City School District students in grades 6–8. The program will meet at Proctors from 3:00–5:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.
This program will focus on:
– Media literacy including current events and news features
– Story structure, screenwriting, and script format
– Acting and directing
– Staging scenes and video production
– Working with digital video cameras and shooting various scenarios
– Editing video footage
– Programming personal works through OSM – Open Stage Media
For more information and questions please contact Michael Gatzendorfer, Youth Programs Manager at (518) 382-3884 x197.
Told By Us Productions
Told By Us Productions aims to strengthen communities via productions of music and films that explore social issues from the perspective of high school students. Participation in the program motivates students to perform well academically while fostering their creativity and opening doors for future career opportunities. The program also serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas and resources between individuals and various organizations. View the 2017-2018 TBU Productions Film in the two links below!
Issa Vibe Mixtape-Concert (Behind the Scenes)
“How Do You Feel?”
To register for the 2018-2019 Told By Us program, please fill out this form.
A workforce development program for high school students and young adults. This program will provide hands-on training for students to learn the technical theatrical skills in order to go directly into the workforce.
If you are looking for after school exploration programs for youth, we also have year-round classes. Take a look!
If you would like to build an after-school curriculum with the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors, please contact School Programs Director, Katherine Stephens, at (518) 382-3884 x168.