Youth Opportunities

We have several opportunities at our organizations for youth throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. You can find additional opportunities here.

CTV Teens
CreaTV is an award-winning, teen-produced television show at CTV North Suburbs. Teens write, act, direct, film, and edit projects on topics they choose. Whether you’re interested in writing, acting or performing, in television, documentary or film production—or if you just want to see what CTV is all about, if you’re between the ages of 13-18 you are welcome to apply to be a part of the TV Show.   If accepted, you will be working on one of two crews:  The Production Crew (Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm) will work with Canon 80D DSLRs and Adobe Premiere to produce documentary, narrative and other short films.  The Animate Crew (Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm) will work with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Animate to produce short-form animations in stop-motion, cell and vector animation styles.  No previous experience is necessary, although this is a great opportunity for anyone planning a career in writing, acting, animation, film, or television production. Since there is limited space available, we will base our selection of crew members based on level of interest expressed in the application, so please give us your best answers.

JuiceMedia is FilmNorth’s after school youth filmmaking collective. The program meets from 3:30 to 5:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when Saint Paul Public Schools are in session. The Fall term began Oct 3 and ends Dec 14. The program is free (with a suggested donation of $350 for students not on free or reduced lunch). Metro Transit bus cards are provided for MPS & SPPS scholarship students. Other high school age students are welcome to apply but must provide their own transportation. Ongoing applications are accepted.  To apply please complete this application.

First Person Productions is a youth lead production company who are working towards building youth up towards their desired future careers in the media industry. We hope to help teach young people about video production and the traits that come with this profession. We aim to be a local company who people can turn to for projects they wish to have made, but with a fresh touch. First Person Productions is a company by MIGIZI. Please feel free to contact us for any questions you may have or for your business’ video/media production needs.

Media Arts Students are challenged to appreciate, analyze and create works through the moving image, stop-motion animation, sound, photography, digital arts and interactive media. Juniors are introduced to a variety of genres and approaches to subject matter, basic technology and criticism in an historical and cultural context. They develop critical and creative thinking skills by creating works that convey their own ideas. Seniors learn advanced skills and techniques, history and theory, career planning and portfolio development, and work on an independent senior project of their choice.  Students learn through hands-on assignments, lectures, readings and technical demonstrations. Work is evaluated through self-assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment during class critiques, projects, portfolio interviews, class discussions, exhibitions, observations, technical tests and technical demonstrations.

Started by a group of high school students in the year 2000, Set It Up is a teen-produced television show and after-school program at SPNN. It’s a creative and experimental space where youth can produce different forms of media, including music production, photography, and animation. Set It Up is a program for high-school students to talk with one another and explore issues that are important to them. It’s a great way to get to know new people and learn a new skill set, too!  The current 2017-8 season started Oct 24th and goes until May 2018. 

One of the first teen programs to be developed in the country, Walker Teens supports interactions with and connections to contemporary art and artists of our time.  The program provides and co-creates platforms and resources with young people to safely ask complex questions, voice ideas and opinions, and explore critical and creative potential.