Video Production Course


Video Production through the Performing Arts

Each semester, RPAA offers Video Production through the Performing Arts for students who are in grades 9-12. A Level 1 course is offered in both the Fall and Spring and Level 2 is offered in the Spring to students who have completed Level 1. Below are descriptions of each class. Registration is currently closed for Spring 2020, so follow us on Facebook to be the first to know when new classes open up!

Level 1 Course:

Students are introduced to the world of videography from the inception of an idea and storytelling to setting up single and multi-camera productions, editing and content distribution.  They also have the opportunity to put their skills to use by serving as the crew for our live-streamed and recorded events.  These events are produced out of the Digital Arts Lab in our Genworth BrightLights Education Center.  Endorsed by the Virginia Department of Education, this semester course is eligible for a .5 independent study credit for high school students.  The course is free for public high school and charter school students and only $150 for private students and home-schooled students. 

Level 2 Course:

In this course, students will continue to hone their videography skills while learning more about careers in video production.  Through deeper instruction in Adobe Creative Cloud, students will shoot, edit, and publish their own content for various audiences. As in the Level 1 course, students will be given opportunities to work as crew for events scheduled through RPAA.  In addition, they will have a chance to tour local video production businesses in the Richmond area and have an opportunity to see how the skills they are developing could ultimately translate into a career. The course is free for public high school and charter school students and only $150 for private school students and home-schooled students.


30 Hour Film Project (Camp) 5 days, 30 hours, 15 participants, 3 teams, 1 CHAMPION! Join us for an exciting week in the BrightLights Education Center as 3 teams of students work together to create a movie using our state of the art Digital Arts Lab!  Loosely following the structure made famous by the 48 hour film festival, each team will draw a 'genre' for their film and their only requirements are a specific line, character, and prop.  The rest is left up to their imagination!  The week will end with a screening of all 3 final films and 1 team will be crowned the champion! Registration for this event will open soon so make sure to follow us on Facebook to be the first to know!  

Camp Dates:  TBA

Camp Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM 

Camp Cost: $275


If you would like more information about any of our programs offered through the Digital Arts Lab or have questions, please contact our Media Content Specialist- Andrew Keeton at or (804) 592-3392.



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