PROGRAMS

ParaDYM Academy is our after-school and extended day program made up of hands- on, interactive, interconnected media programs called, Co-Ops. Co-Ops are designed to empowering at-risk and marginalized youth through transmedia production and media literacy. Our Co-Ops are hands-on, therefore students learn by working on media projects for local nonprofits in need of media production.

 

Multimedia:

Digital Literacy Camp (Mon, Tues, Thurs 3-4:15)-  Coding and Music hybrid for grades 5-8 at DiLoreto Magnet School.  Students will learn, photography, music production and Scratch coding for individual and group video game projects.  Emphasis on writing, coding, design and music theory. 

 

Music:

 

Change the Beat - (Tues 2-7, Sat noon - 4) - Intro to music theory and song-writing for digital music producers in grades 5 - 12.  Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and songwriting for the digital age. Students will learn melody, rhythm, counterpoint, harmony, form, tonal systems, scales, tuning, intervals, consonance, dissonance, durational proportions, the acoustics of pitch systems, composition, performance, orchestration, ornamentation, improvisation, electronic sound production.

 

‘Trep Music - (Tues 2-7, Sat noon - 4) - An advanced music production course for aspiring musicians and digital music producers,  Students will learn entrepreneurship, advanced songwriting techniques, music mastering, digital music production and music licensing.  Students will be required to attend entrepreneurship and financial literacy training, plus, they must do a minimum of 10 hours of social justice work related to marketing and promotion for a local non-profit of social justice cause; after meeting the prerequisites, students will then be able to get studio time  to work on developing and monetizing their art. Students will be able to work alongside ParaDYM staff and industry professionals and receive stipends for work on social justice projects and social media marketing for local non-profit organizations.

 

Coding:

 

Change the Game (Thurs 2-7, Sat noon - 4)- Intro to game theory  and coding for aspiring game developers and programmers in grades 5 - 12.  Students will learn the fundamentals of game development, functions syntax, basic math skills, in-game physics, and art design.

 

Source Code (Thurs 2-7, Sat noon - 4) - An advanced game development course for game developers and programmers in grades 8 - 12.  Students will learn advanced game design and coding techniques, digital distribution, virtual reality design and app development.  Students will be required to attend entrepreneurship and financial literacy training and do a minimum of 10 hours of social justice work related to marketing and promotion for a local non-profit of social justice cause; after meeting the prerequisites; students will then be able to get production time  to work on developing and monetizing their art. Students will be able to work alongside ParaDYM staff and industry professionals and receive stipends for work on social justice projects and social media marketing for local non-profit organizations.


 

Visual Arts:

 

Change the Scene  (Mon 2-4:30, Sat noon - 4) - Intro to media literacy, video production and photography for aspiring photographers and filmmakers in grades 5 - 12.  Students will learn the fundamentals of media literacy, tv/video/web production, podcasting, photography, photo editing and illustration.

 

Lights Camera Action - (Mon 2-4:30, Sat noon - 4) An advanced video production course for aspiring video producers, photographers and visual artists in grades 8 - 12.  Students will learn advanced visual techniques, digital video distribution, virtual reality design, 3D photography, drone photography and studio production.  Students will work on video projects for PBS Newshour and the United Nations “MyS World 360” project. Students will be required to attend entrepreneurship and financial literacy training and do a minimum of 10 hours of social justice work related to marketing and promotion for a local non-profit of social justice cause; after meeting the prerequisites; students will then be able to get production time  to work on developing and monetizing their art. Students will be able to work alongside ParaDYM staff and industry professionals and receive stipends for work on social justice projects and social media marketing for local non-profit organizations.

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Saturday Sept 7th @ Noon to 2

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860-914-8428
paradymacademyinc@gmail.com

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