Media Education at Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Manhattan Neighborhood Network is the largest media education center in New York City. We offer Manhattan residents hands-on classes in studio and field television production, basic editing, and more. Whether you want to learn how to create a TV program in our multi-camera studios, how to go into the field to capture a great story, how to edit your footage, or how to promote your TV program on social media, Manhattan Neighborhood Network has a TV production class for you.

MNN offers three types of classes: certification, advanced and workshop.

  • Certification classes are available to Manhattan residents. Once you attend an Orientation and complete one of our certification classes, Manhattan residents are able to make reservations for studio, field equipment or time in our editing lab to create your own TV program.
  • Advanced classes are designed to provide already certified producers with enhanced skills for all stages of production.
  • Workshops are single day classes designed for either already certified producers or members of the public who want to gain new media production or promotion skills.

We also offer classes, including youth media education, at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

Please note: There is a $25 non-refundable class registration fee for all certification and advanced classes at all MNN facilities unless otherwise noted. Our workshops and new Mediamaker Meetup remain free for all participants. You can pay online via credit card or you can pay in person by check, money order or credit card. To pay in person, please visit MNN's 59th St. Facility Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm or the El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center during business hours.

Whether you want to learn how to create a program in our multi-camera studios, how to go into the field to capture a great story, or how to edit your footage, MNN has a class for you.
Workshops are offered on a range of subjects and are open to the general public as well as to certified community producers.
MNN's advanced classes offer in-depth training and are open to producers certified in each class's specified prerequsites.
We run general labs for MNN producers and students currently enrolled in Editing, Mobile, Field production, and Studio Graphics courses. Our Studio labs are for certified producers and those currently enrolled in a Studio class to receive hands-on help from an MNN staff member.
Committed to collaboration, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse offers Community Builders Training for persons interested in becoming producers.
Attend MNN’s Mediamaker Meetup to network, share production advice and receive feedback from certified community producers, MNN staff and media professionals.