Multimedia Producer Apprenticeship Program (MPAP)
REVOLUTIONARY BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK IN THE MEDIA ARTS INDUSTRY
Pegasus Media Project (PMP), in partnership with The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture’s Arts2Work program, will implement an Apprenticeship Workforce Program for the visual storytellers of underserved and underrepresented communities in Dallas through project-based, personalized education in digital media, audio/video production and post, cinema studies, emerging media arts and creative technology. MPAP’s partnering employers will be the industry leaders of the digital generation who put an end to inequality in the workplace.
Arts2Work is the first ever federally-registered national Apprenticeship Program in media arts and creative technologies. The media arts sector has been completely left out of the national workforce development infrastructure — until now.
ACCESS FOR ALL
Our Multimedia Producer Apprenticeship Program (MPAP) offers access to subsidized, high-quality apprenticeship and professional development programs in media arts and creative technologies with special outreach to communities of color, women, LGBT, and persons with disabilities. For an inner-city high school senior with digital talent, a journalist rejoining the workforce after raising children, an entry-level assistant advancing their skills, a veteran with communications experience ready to enter the civilian job market, or a liberal arts college grad paying off student loans — MPAP can provide that new and transformative career opportunity.
Must have a high school diploma or GED
Some prior media production experience
Highly Motivated, Responsible, Life-long Learner, Resilient, Ability to work Independently, and Passionate about their future in the media arts.
Between 18 and 36 years old
REQUIRED ATTENDANCE DATES + HOURS:
July 20 - September 4, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12PM - 3PM
September 6 - October 30, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 12PM - 3PM
Outside lab hours are 6 hours per week depending on projects.
Tech Lab & Studio @ South Dallas Cultural Center (3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210)
and various studio and production companies and organizations in the DFW area
This is a PAID opportunity. A stipend of $3000 will be paid to the selected candidates who are chosen for the Pegasus Media Project MPAP. Selection will be determined through the application and interviews.
Industry professionals will provide hands-on storytelling and technology training, master classes, client project work and courses in video and audio production, film aesthetics, editing, animation, and Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro & After-Effects). You will also get the chance to participate in a series of EXPLORE Career Events, panels and conversations with industry pros, raising awareness about the career pathways and the opportunities we are developing.
Program will take place at the South Dallas Cultural Center with site visits to studios and production companies during the program.
Total of 135 hours of classroom instruction, and 90 hours of independent or field work in 15 weeks.
Pegasus Media Project: Multimedia Producer Apprenticeship Program (MPAP)
Career-aligned digital media training targeted to the skills needed by creative employers
Industry mentorship in storytelling, video and audio production, essential workplace skills
Opportunity to achieve a credential as an Adobe Certified Associate
Professional Portfolio Development - all Apprentices will create web-based portfolios/reels
Production of client videos for local media companies, organizations and arts groups; projects will be screened at a special public event at the culmination of the program
Access to educational and career counseling and other supportive services is embedded in program structure
APPLICATION FORM DEADLINE JULY 4, 2021
APPLICANT INTERVIEWS JULY 5 - JULY 9, 2021
APPLICANT NOTIFICATION JULY 10, 2021
Candidates must be
Able to work independently
Passionate about their future in the media arts