Apprenticeship Program

The future of work is online.

Make your passion your profession! Become a Spy Hop apprentice to get the skills you need to get the job you want! By becoming a film, design, audio or music apprentice you will have the opportunity to work on client and personal projects to strengthen your skills and build your portfolio. Jobs such as social media content producer, game designer, concert/music producer, graphic designer, video content producer, audio engineer, or sound designer are all examples of career paths that would be available to you to pursue through higher education or direct apprenticeship to job pipelines. By successfully completing a two-month apprenticeship you can earn a $200 stipend for your work. 

Apprenticeship Program Details:

  • The apprenticeship program is intended for intermediate to advanced students and will work at a fast pace. If you are uncertain about your skill level, please consider taking an introductory Media Lab prior to applying for the apprenticeship program. If you have any questions, please contact the program mentor directly to discuss your interests and skills.
  • The apprenticeship program mimics the expectations of an employer/employee relationship. Just like a job, there is an interview requirement prior to being accepted into the program. After completing the online application, prospective students will be contacted by the program mentor to schedule a one-on-one Zoom interview. The interview is simply a way for the mentor and student to get to know each other and to assess interests, skill level, and set expectations for the program. Prospective students will be notified prior to the start of class of their acceptance into the program.
  • Students are expected to complete all online classes and offline projects in order to earn a stipend.

Access to Gear and Technology Matters

We believe that access to high quality gear, technology and equipment should not be a barrier to being an active participant in your community. Therefore, Spy Hop has gear packages available to rent for FREE for any student who needs it in order to take a Spy Hop class. Gear can be picked up and dropped off at Spy Hop’s downtown facilities and kept for the duration of the program. Gear packages are coordinated directly with Spy Hop’s Program Director, Jeremy Chatelain.

Please review Spy Hop’s Gear Check-Out Policies.

Apprenticeship Program

Oct. 26 - Dec. 16, 2020

Ages 15 - 19

FREE - $200 stipend available

Apprenticeship Class Schedule: Monday/Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 Live Zoom Instruction 4:30 – 5:30 Mentor available for additional instruction, questions, and project feedback as needed All classes are offered in Mountain Standard Time. Specific instructions for how to join the class will be emailed to the participants. Schedule In-person Lab Time & Instruction Lab Time gives students the opportunity to work in-person with their mentor on their projects in a safe environment. By scheduling lab time students will also have access to Spy Hop’s new studios, specialized gear, software and computers. Lab Time will be limited to 2 students per mentor to allow for COVID safety measures. Lab Time is available in 1.5 hour blocks that will be scheduled directly with their mentor. Students must sign an in-person waiver before entering the Spy Hop facilities.

Current and Upcoming Sessions

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October 26, 2020 – December 16, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Become an 801 Sessions apprentice and work for Spy Hop’s music promotion business, 801 Sessions! As an 801 Sessions apprentice you will learn the
Free – $200 Stipend available
DesignApp
October 26, 2020 – December 16, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Become a design apprentice and learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make graphic design and/or animation your career! With hands-on
Free – $200 Stipend available
FilmApp
October 26, 2020 – December 16, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Become a film apprentice and learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make video production work your career! With hands-on projects
Free – $200 Stipend available
AudioApp
October 26, 2020 – December 16, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Become an audio apprentice and learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make audio engineering or music production your career! With
FREE – $200 stipend available