Teen Media Program
The Teen Media Program was founded in 1970 to give teens an opportunity to voice feelings and express themselves to the larger public with media arts as their tool. The program first began by offering basic black-and-white and Polaroid photography, and super-8 filmmaking. The addition of the video production element in 1986 helped establish the "Do It Your Damn Self!" National Youth Video and Film Festival, a nationally recognized festival. TMP offers seven-week units throughout the spring, summer, and fall sessions in video production, photography, and sound, as well as opportunities to participate in the annual DIYDS Festival; Genuine Productions, a youth business venture; collaborate with visiting artists, and exhibit work in public spaces.