Fall 2018 Applications

Applications for Fall 2018 are now open!

Apply online at the form below or pick up an application at our office at 29 Howth Street.

Our Fall 2018 session includes Advanced Architecture Firm, Digital + Film Photography, Dance TeamFashion Design, FilmmakingIndustrial + Product DesignMusic Production, and Printmaking. Click each class name for descriptions.

Important Fall Dates:

Orientation: September 5, 2018
Session Begins: September 10, 2018
Community Day: October 14, 2018
Holiday Closures: Indigenous Peoples’ Day (10/8), Veterans Day (11/12), Thanksgiving Recess (11/19–23)
Youth Arts Summit: Nov 30–Dec 1, 2018
Session Ends: December 5, 2018


Design and construct projects in San Francisco like a professional architecture firm. You will come up with concepts individually and as a class, have experts review your designs, and build them for clients. Students receive an $500 stipend for attending Advanced Architecture Firm for the duration of the school year. *MANDATORY Group Interview Tuesday, September 4th*
*Instructor approval required.
MON/WED 4–6:30PM @ YAX, 29 Howth Street

Explore the many facets of photography by learning how cameras work, going on photoshoots, and developing your own prints in a professional darkroom and with high quality digital printing equipment. *This class will meet some Saturdays for darkroom.

MON 4–6PM @ [x]space, 5137 Mission Street and some SAT 3–7PM @ Rayko Photo Center, 428 3rd Street

Choreograph original dances to your favorite songs, learn different styles, and perform with other dancers.
TUES/THURS 4–6PM @ Leadership High School Dance Studio, 350 Seneca Street

Learn how to design and construct real world products and structures. You will work, individually and as a class, to apply design-thinking to real world issues. Students receive a $200 stipend for participation for the duration of the school year.
TUES/THURS 4–6:30PM @ John O’Connell High School, 2355 Folsom Street

Design and sew your own original fashion pieces + clothing. Learn to use sewing machines, hand stitch, and work with different fabrics and dyes.
MON/WED 4–6PM @ Youth Art Exchange, 29 Howth Street

Learn to write, direct, and edit your own short films as well as collaborate with other students to tell their stories. We will learn all aspects of film production like screenwriting, pre-production, cinematography, directing, sound design, animation, and editing. At the end of the semester we will have a film festival to show off all of our films.
MON/WED 4–6PM @ Youth Art Exchange, 29 Howth Street

Work with professional DJ software and equipment to make your own beats, sample music, and perform/DJ.
MON/WED 4–6PM @ Youth Art Exchange, 29 Howth Street

Create your own graphics to print on t-shirts, material, and paper. Replicate your ideas, designs, and drawings in a professional printshop.
TUES/THURS 4–6PM @ [x]space, 5137 Mission Street