PCM's Youth Media program offers workshops in Video Production, Digital Storytelling, Animation and Media Literacy to young people ages 8-18. We also offer custom programming to schools, community groups and non-profit organizations.

In addition to our summer camps, we offer youth classes every quarter. Current offerings include:

  • iPad Filmmaking: Anyone can make a film with PCM’s awesome iPad filmmaking kits, which come with mics, a light, lenses and a monopod, so that young filmmakers can learn how to make whatever they want--and get great results. This class is for ages 11-13.
  • iPad Animation: Let your imagination run wild as you learn how to make your own cartoons with PCM’s iPad animation kits! Students can learn claymation, stop-motion and more. This class is for ages 8-10.
  • Media Education workshops in filmmaking, animation, editing, and more are now offered to students ages 16+.


Echo AiR 

Are you interested in 3-D printing, virtual reality, animation or digital media? 

APPLY for this after-school program! We're taking applications until Sept. 15. 

Portland Community Media (PCM) and the Hollywood Theatre are proud to present a new artists’ residency program for teens who want to create new media art. No experience required! 

You’ll get to explore new trends in digital media in classes taught by experienced artists. Take a stance on important issues with arts activist Moreshin Allahyari, code exciting visual art pieces with Jeremy Rotsztain, and more.

This program runs Sept. 19-Jan. 13. Students meet every Monday and Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm at Wacom Experience Center (1455 NW Irving). Mondays, you’ll learn new techniques from guest artists, and Thursdays, you’ll get to work on projects of your own, using PCM’s cutting-edge equipment. 

At the end of the program, you’ll present your projects to the public with a massive group show!

Cost is $100 (sliding scale). Apply here.

For more information about our programs, contact Elisa Barrios at