Certification Classes

Whether you want to learn how to create a program in our multi-camera studios, how to go into the field to capture a great story, or how to edit your footage, Manhattan Neighborhood Network has a class for you.

Certification classes are open to any Manhattan resident who has attended our Orientation and submitted Proof of Residency and ID. Upon successful completion of a certification classes, you will be able to reserve the appropriate facility and/or equipment at MNN.

MNN also offers basic, intermediate and advanced-level classes that are open to both certified community producers and the general public. Click here to explore our various workshops that are open to the general public.

Please note: There is a $25 non-refundable, non-transferrable class registration fee for certification classes at all MNN facilities, unless otherwise noted. You can pay online via credit card or you can pay in person by credit card or check/money order made out to Manhattan Neighborhood Network. To pay in person, please visit MNN's 59th St. Facility Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm or the El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center during business hours.

To see when certification classes are being offered and to register, please click on a specific class below:


Learn how to produce a compelling and professional television show in a studio environment.
The key to good storytelling is good editing. In this course, students will learn basic editing techniques to produce engaging, high-quality media.
This basic-level field certification course will teach you how to use MNN’s iPad Video Production Kit to create engaging digital stories.
This intermediate-level, hands-on course will explore portable HD camera operation, shot composition, field audio and lighting basics.
This intensive certification course will give students the opportunity to work in a team environment to produce a 4-7-minute mini-documentary based on a theme developed by the media education department.