Take a class

Yes! You want to take a class at Spy Hop, but where to start? Through our afterschool programs and summer camps at Spy Hop’s downtown center we offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced classes in film, music, audio and design to students ages 9-19. All of our classes are taught by mentors who are professionals in their artistic field.

As you consider our programs and classes, here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • How old are you?
  • What are you most interested in? Film, audio, music or design?
  • Is this your first class at Spy Hop?
  • Do you consider yourself to be a beginner or do you have some experience in the medium you want to take a class in?
  • How much time do you have to commit to class?

If you are brand new to Spy Hop and curious to check us out before taking a class then you should stop by on any Friday from 3-7 PM for Open Mic. Check out Spy Hop’s studios, meet some of the staff and other students. Come alone, bring friends, or bring your band and use our gear to make beats, experiment with synths, or record your music in the recording studio. Open Mic is free and operates as a drop-in style program.

Ready to take a class? INTRODUCTORY Media Labs are a perfect place to start. Media Labs are free 3-week classes that meet two times a week and are focused on giving you an introduction to the skills and the art form you are excited about.

Think of yourself as an INTERMEDIATE? The Apprenticeship Program, Woodshedding, Resonate, Reel Stories, and the multi-disciplinary 801 Sessions all offer a deeper dive and more hands-on opportunities using our gear to collaborate with your peers to make your project come to life. All intermediate classes are offered free of charge.

If you are ready to go all in and devote  your time to an ADVANCED class then PitchNic, Musicology, Loud & Clear Youth Radio, Power Up!, and Watch This! are for you. These classes give you ample access and opportunity to hone your craft and tell your story. Advanced classes are tuition based, but tuition assistance (up to 100%) is available.  

And if you are between the ages of 9-12 then you are the right age for summer camps!

While you may have a passion for one particular medium, we always encourage exploration and trying something new. Questions? Can’t decide? Call or email Program Director, Jeremy Chatelain, as we are happy to help you determine your starting point at Spy Hop.

OPEN MIC gives teens free access to our music recording studio every Friday afternoon.
Spy Hop’s summer camps provide full-day workshop style experiences jam-packed with opportunities for learning and creative self-expression.
MEDIA LABS offer in-depth instruction at an introductory level in areas like filmmaking, beatmaking, and game design that give students the basic skills to take the next step.
MEDIA LABS offer in-depth instruction at an introductory level in areas like filmmaking, beatmaking, and game design that give students the basic skills to take the next step.

REEL Stories gives you the chance tell your story to the world. You will write, direct, and edit your own five-minute documentary film that speaks to who you are, what you’re into, and where you live.
Resonate is a fast-paced hip-hop production program that celebrates the use of rap as a vehicle for self-expression and social change.
In this program, you will focus intensely on the songwriting process to create individual songs that utilize concepts like writing in key, arranging, melody, dynamics, lyric writing, and finished compositions.
APPRENTICESHIPS in film, design, music, and audio production give youth hands-on experience through project-based learning to hone their craft in the medium they love.
As part of the 801 Sessions crew you will book bands, design concert fliers, work on the company website, produce videos, and record live music for the monthly concert series.

Spend 12 months with other passionate, experienced, creative teens to write, shoot, and edit a short fiction or non-fiction film.
This gives young musicians a one-of-a-kind opportunity to form a band, write original songs, produce an album and perform around Salt Lake City.
LOUD & CLEAR YOUTH RADIO is Utah’s only youth-produced radio show where students DJ a Saturday night show on community radio station 90.9 FM KRCL.
POWER UP! students design, illustrate and code a game focused around a social issue and release it to the public.
WATCH THIS is a youth produced, civic-minded documentary series in which students between the age of 15-19 create a series of short videos on community relevant topics.