Education Blog

Register Now for Fall 2017 Courses @ The Lab!

By Paige Grand Pré, Education Communications Associate 07.21.17

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a dynamic, dual-mission nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy for a visual culture. The JBFC presents the best of cinema in our art house theater, while our Media Arts Lab offers a variety of courses and workshops for students age 4—94. Registration for our fall slate of Courses @ The Lab is now open, so we encourage you to explore our website and register online! Read on to learn more about a few highlights before diving deeper:

JBFC Kids: Pre-K—Grade 8

JBFC Kids welcomes a new generation of viewers and their families into our community of cinema lovers and media-makers by offering an array of courses, monthly screenings at the Theater for families, and FREE activities at our Family Saturdays @ The Lab program. Kids large and small find opportunities to imagine, create, play, learn, write, discuss, collaborate, and have fun in our classes, so join us this fall! Fall course highlights include:

Creators’ Co-op: Grades 9—12

Step up to this high-school—only community! Take workshops, create original projects, crew for fellow filmmakers, receive support, and take advantage of our state-of-the art facilities and equipment. For one flat fee, Creators’ Co-op members may take up to four workshops each semester to develop essential skills. Choose to learn about writing a personal screenplay, improvisation, cinematography, virtual reality, audio engineering, editing, and much more.

Creators’ Co-op begins with a mandatory meeting for students and parents on Thursday, September 7. Explore the full list of Co-op crews and workshops HERE, and register on our website HERE when ready.

Courses for College & Adult Students

Whatever your interests or experience, we invite you to join the JBFC’s creative community, learn from supportive faculty, and take advantage of the Media Arts Lab’s state-of-the-art equipment and resources. Courses are available during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends so you can fit them into your busy schedule. Course highlights include:

As always, we seek to make our Courses @ The Lab as accessible to the public as possible. Thanks to the generous support of donors and JBFC members, full and partial scholarships are available for all courses and are awarded based on financial need. We encourage all students and their families to seek the financial support that will make their course participation possible. To learn more and submit a scholarship application, please visit our Scholarship Information page HERE.

Questions or concerns? Contact us at, or by phone at 914.773.7663 ex. 8.