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Creative Apprenticeship Program by Youth Design Center

Services Provided Apprenticeships and skills training, Career services, Internships and Fellowships

Eligibility BIPOC Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latino, and people of color, CUNY student, Immigrant, LGBTQ+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more, Low-income, NYCHA resident, Out-of-school youth, Woman, Youth in foster care

Schedule 6 months or more, Evening

Last Updated Last updated on Jul 19, 2023

Learn the basics of 3D Design and Architecture, Digital Media, or Graphic Design.

The Creative Apprenticeship Program (CAP) is a free design and technology training course for creative youth between the ages of 14 and 24. Learn the basics of 3D Design and Architecture, Digital Media, or Graphic Design. This multi-year program ends with a certificate and stipend.

Who it's for Who it's for

Available for people who

  • Are 14 – 24 years old
  • Interested in getting into the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math) industry
  • Live in the greater NYC area
  • Can attend in person

Duration and Length Duration and Length

The schedule is usually during afternoons and early evenings (4pm to 7pm)

Next Steps

Architecture and 3D design Exposure

  • July 11 – August 17
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Kickoff on July 6

This course will introduce students to foundational creative problem solving strategies and critical thinking skills, through design of physical objects and environments.

Digital Media Exposure course sign up

  • July 10 – August 17th
  • Monday – Thursday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • Kickoff on Thursday July 6

In this course, you will explore the cutting-edge of digital media to make images, sound, and video.