Whaler Media

Introducing our new media arts educational program, Whaler Media.

Below are your first steps in learning the Media Arts! Learn the foundation of the medium of television and broadcast journalism meeting once a week, and learn:

  • Film with HD cameras, any of your short film projects will look awesome on the big screen at the Dreamland
  • Edit your movie on the same software used in Hollywood movies, like Avatar and The Social Network
  • Operate directional microphones – like those used on the sidelines of NFL games – and wireless microphones – like those used on reality TV shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

NCTV designed Whaler Media to empower Nantucket High School students to share their voices on television, from Channel 18 to the worldwide web. The class takes advantage of NCTV’s multimedia center resources so each student can learn by doing. The teachers stress teamwork to produce a friendly, creative, and exciting atmosphere for everyone.

Whaler Media is designed to prepare students for post-secondary education in media arts. Capacity permitting 10 per class, it meets once a week, starting in December through the end of March. Learn how to use our professional-grade equipment and how to organize the production of a short video. Each skill will be introduced by demonstration and then repeatedly practiced by the students, in pairs, on their assigned piece of equipment. This arrangement ensures everyone receives ample time to practice filming and editing. Students are responsible for consistent attendance and participation in class projects to show skill development. Successful show of work and understanding, students will receive a certificate of completion that is considered to be step one to advance in media arts education class that NCTV offers.  

Advanced students may qualify for mentoring in portfolio development to apply for university programs in the media arts and communication design.

The NCTV  Whaler Media Program starts annually in December, meets once a week, and ends in March. 

This program is free to students, thanks to funding by Nantucket Golf Club, Nantucket Cultural Council, Nantucket Arts Council, Cape Cod Five, and Glidden & Brescher, P.C.

Individuals interested in learning more about the media arts, please sign up for our newsletter for upcoming announcements on media arts education classes.


Nantucket Golf Club

MASS Cultural Council

Nantucket Arts Council
Cape Cod Five Whaler Media Sponsor in part

Glidden and Brescher, PC