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Pegasus  Multimedia Pre + Apprenticeship Program (MAP)

 

A Certified Apprenticeship Program with the US Department of Labor, an Eligible Training Provider with the Texas Workforce Commission, facilitating the federally registered national apprenticeship programs in media arts and creative technologies.

Pegasus Media Project (PMP), in partnership with the DFW-area media industry leaders and creative technologies companies and employers, has created the Pegasus Multimedia Pre+ Apprenticeship Program for multimedia jobs, a blueprint for impacting the future of underrepresented art workers in the film/media industries. The program offers personalized education with access to state-of-the-art equipment, professional development opportunities and On-the-Job-Training (OJT) in media arts and creative technologies with special outreach to women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+.

 

PHASE I: Pre-Apprenticeship Skills Training 

October 2023 - January 2024

In-person Classes: 12 Saturdays 10-4 pm. [10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 12/2, 12/9
1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 (72 hours)]

Virtual Classes:  Sunday and Wednesday weekly between 7-10 p.m. (48 hours)

Independent work (production, editing, etc): 30+ hours

TOTAL: 150 HOURS REQUIRED

 

PHASE II: Production 

January - March 2024

Group Production Projects. The dates and times will depend on the teams

 

Phase III: Apprenticeship, OJT, and work opportunities

March- June 2024

Apprenticeships will only be offered to those who have met the total number of hours and completed all of their projects, have displayed teamwork, respect to workers, and commitment which will lead to opportunities to meet with employers and interview. 

MAP is a workforce initiative centering on racial and gender justice that prepares and places potential apprentice artists to work and create in their area of artistic interest. Career-aligned curriculum in production, and creative technologies that supports the skill needs of employers in the media arts industry. Over 150 hours of classroom instruction and 90 hours of independent or fieldwork are required.


Students will receive industry certified accreditation as Media Producers & Adobe Certified Professionals. One-on-one mentorship with media professionals nurturing essential workplace skills while establishing valuable connections in the industry.

Classes are FREE for participants through an application process that is in line with the mission of PMP.  Camera gear equipment, laptops, and software will be provided by the Pegasus Media Project for use during the program.

Candidates will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of short-form video production from PMP’s expert instructors.

 

  • Free access to film gear, software, computers and other technical equipment

  • The fundamentals of cameras and cinematography (iris control, focus control, color balancing, shot composition and camera movement)

  • The fundamentals of audio, as well as types of microphones and editing audio

  • The fundamentals of lighting

  • How to conduct site surveys for videotaping locations

  • How to use camera angles, lighting, sound, music, and dialogue to convey messages and tell stories

  • How to cooperate and work as a team to complete projects

  • How to edit short videos and get Adobe Certified

  • The business of Freelance Media Production


 

On-the-Job Training OJT

Apprentices will be working for local production companies, learning the necessary skills, and becoming Certified Pegasus A/V workers.  The training prepares individuals for jobs in the media industry with promising futures. Upon completing the OJT, the company is encouraged to offer a position to the PMP candidate and pay them accordingly. 

Jobs you'll be preparing for:

  • Freelance Multimedia Content Producer

  • Video (assistant) Editor

  • Data Manager on set

  • Camera (assistant) Operator 

  • Production Assistant

  • Marketing Coordinator

 

APPLICANT  REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the application

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

  • Some prior media production experience.

MANDATORY ATTENDANCE HOURS

  • Total of 150 hours of instruction and skills training during Phase l. 

LOCATION

  • Dallas Public Library 1515 Young ST Dallas TX 75201 and various production companies and organizations in the DFW area.

  • Application open: 8/2/2-23 to 9/6/23

  • Applicant Interviews 9/8/2023 to 9/10/2023

  • Applicant Notification: 9/14/2023

 

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Candidates must be

Highly motivated

Responsible

Life-long learners

Resilient

Able to work independently

Passionate about their future in the media arts

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