Training for Youth


This summer, BAVC is offering a bootcamp designed to take teens (ages 15-19) to the next level in video production. Students will learn all phases of production, with top-notch instruction and personal attention from BAVC instructor and video guru Keith Battle.

In class, students will go through all aspects of producing a short video: mini-production planning, shooting, and editing. We provide all the cameras (Canon EOS 7D) and equipment, and students will edit using Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud.

Click here to find out more about the bootcamp and to enroll. Still need more info? Please email edu [at] bavc [dot] org or call 415.558.2115.



If you are 14-17 years old and you're interested in enrolling in one of our adult classes listed in our regular course catalog, please email

to determine if you are at the skill level necessary to participate in the class. We're happy to talk with parents, too!

Because we're committed to young folks receiving professional training, these classes are offered to 14-17 year olds at 40% off the regular class price.

For young people who can not afford to pay for training, BAVC also offers free training through our Next Generation youth Programs, including:

BUMP RECORDS: Bay Unity Music Project (BUMP) Records is an after-school music performance and production program for Bay Area youth ages 14-19.

THE FACTORY: BAVC's after-school advanced video production collective for motivated youth, ages 15-19, in the Oakland Bay Area.

DIGITAL PATHWAYS: Digital Pathways is an intensive, after-school media training program for young people who want to learn skills to advance their potential for careers in technology and the media arts. Students choose from 4 tracks -  video, audio, 3D gaming & animation, or open source - and participate in intensive training that leads to a portfolio of projects, and paid internships in their chosen field.