Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

Media Education

Welcome to media education at MNN. Manhattan residents are invited to participate in our free media education courses. After attending our Orientation, you can take classes and start production on your very own television program to cablecast on MNN’s channels.

Upcoming Orientation Dates

59th St. Studios (537 West 59th Street) 

* November 13, 1 pm to 3 pm

* November 13, 7 pm to 9 pm

No RSVP is necessary for these events.

MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center

On the first Tuesday of each month, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse on East 104th Street hosts an Informational Session, offering those interested an opportunity to learn more about the classes (now offered in Spanish, too) and the certification process. The next session is October 7. Seating is first come, first served; please RSVP here.

*NEW* Already have a show on MNN?

Making a great TV show takes a lot of work and commitment. Check out our new Producer Resources page for tons of tips and information on troubleshooting production questions, building your audience and getting support and recognition for your show. Click here!

Did you know?

We recently outfitted MNN’s facilities with state-of-the-art media production equipment. This once-in-a-decade upgrade means our producers now have access to the most up-to-date media production equipment to create programs.

An important note about our workshops

We are excited about our new equipment and to train our current and new producers. As we transition to the new equipment, demand for our workshops is extremely high, and there are waiting lists for our certifications classes and workshops. Please visit the FAQ section of our website for more information on our waiting list policy. We look forward to welcoming you to MNN and appreciate your patience!


In these hands-on courses students learn basic media and production skills. Members that successfully complete these courses can use MNN’s facilities to produce their own programming to air on MNN’s channels.