New Media Academy, a first of its kind digital academy in the Middle East, in partnership with Nas Academy announced the Youth YouTuber Program.

This unique summer program will be taught by handpicked instructors, to provide students with a greater understanding of the world of content creation, from filming and editing videos, to distributing them across social networks. The purpose of the 2-week program is to educate the youth on what it takes to be a full-time content creator. The program features 5 identical cohorts (2 in Arabic and 3 in English) and is open to youth. Each cohort will feature 20 students only, so that each student receives enough personal attention from instructors. All cohorts will be virtual, and the first cohort will start on 26 July 2020.

The program is presented over 2 weeks and covers the following topics:

1) Learning, scripting, storytelling and basic shots

2) Master on-camera presence and advanced script writing

3) Beating the “Algorithm” and reaching your core audience

“With this initiative, we are telling the youth that we believe in them and that we trust their abilities to become responsible content creators. We believe in their dreams of becoming full-time content creators and we will help them make this a reality,” said Rashid Al Awadhi, CEO of New Media Academy.

This program is aligned with UAE Vision 2021 to develop the skills, energy, enthusiasm and commitment of the country's youth, and empowering them to contribute to the continued welfare of the country.

Source: Public Diplomacy Office