Apollo Theater Academy - Digital Collective
Digital Collective (DC) explores digital storytelling through multimedia platforms, including graphic design and production design, photography and videography, podcasting, and more.
This program teaches you how to tell compelling digital stories and provides the opportunity to learn from professionals who are excelling in creative industries.
Apply to the Digital Collective If You Are...
- A high school student in the 10th or 11th grade
- Interested in the power of storytelling through a variety of digital mediums
- A multi-talented creative
- Have an interest in learning about careers in digital production
- Live in one of the five boroughs of NYC
- Enjoy working on projects as part of a team
Applications are now closed. The Digital Collective is very competitive, not all applications will be accepted.
Lunch and metrocards will be provided for each session; students who successfully complete the Spring 2023 program will receive a $300 stipend.
Instructional sessions will be delivered at the Apollo Theater for the majority of the program. Every student accepted into the Spring 2023 Digital Collective program will be provided with the equipment and supplies necessary to participate fully.
COVID vaccination is required; however, the organization will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons.
Applications are Now Closed
The Digital Collective will meet weekly from Saturday, January 21st, 2023, through Saturday, March 11th, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Only applicants who can commit to attending the entire program will be considered.
- SECOND WEEK OF JANUARY: Group Interviews
- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18th: Mandatory Parent/Guardian Orientation
- FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th: Mandatory Student Orientation
- SATURDAY, MARCH 11th: Final Presentation
Digital Collective 2022 Final Presentation
The Complicated Things, a gallery-style presentation open to invited guests, was followed by a small reception and Q&A with the Digital Collective. Students created individual projects using multiple digital platforms that included: podcasting, first-person narrative video, photo transfers, and collaging.
The work expressed students’ feelings about the world around them in context with the challenges they face growing up.
Digital Collective 2021 Final Presentation
Replicating a digital production team, students were divided into three teams to create short films. Each team, guided by instructors, consists of a videographer, audio & lighting designer, video streamer/editor, and a producer/director. As production team members gained foundational skills in the departments listed above, DC Producers developed pre production plans that included budgets, location scouting and script development. Students worked towards creating projects that are introspective, critical, and ambitious.