"Fire Tech was a place where I learned things I had never known before taking the course, and where I made many friends who shared the same interest as me."Iona, Teen photographer
Learn to create eye-catching content with this creative course. Become a YouTube influencer with original content and master YouTube’s professional tools. The sky’s the limit!
Creating for YouTube – Self-guided
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
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Creating for YouTube - Self-guided
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What you learn
In this action-packed course, teens learn the basics of content creation, including video production, storyboarding, filming and editing so that they can start populating their YouTube channel with their bright ideas.
Who this course is for
This course is perfect for young people with a passion that they want to share with the world! They will go from consumers to creators and learn technical skills along the way that will open up new worlds of creativity and entrepreneurship.
Creative + Tech
This class focuses on the creativity around content creation but combines that with a fascinating look under the bonnet at the tech that makes YouTubers successful.
Share your passion through YouTube, whether it’s sketching, photography or reviews. Our specialist tutors will show you how to create unique content for your YouTube channel and teach you how to create stories that drive engagement and boost your following.
You will storyboard, script, film yourself or your screen, discover the YouTube video editing tools and work to publish eye-catching content.
By the end of the course, students will have their own YouTube channel with original content and the tools to keep creating!
(Please note for students wishing to make a Gaming channel, time spent filming themselves playing games will be kept to a minimum to avoid distraction from the key learning outcomes of the course, and they will also be required to create other content).
There are 5 weekly tutorials, lasting 1 hour each. These tutorials are led by an expert, fully DBS-checked instructor, and you will join a small group of other young learners online, working together in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.
- Apple: macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave, or 10.13 High Sierra
- Windows: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit), Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
- Processor: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors or AMD equivalent.
- RAM: 4GB (8 GB Recommended)
- Graphics card:
- NVIDIA GeForce 600 (Kepler) series (2012)
- AMD Radeon R5 240 (2013)
- Intel HD Graphics 5000 (GT3) (2013)
- Video memory 1 GB minimum (2GB or more required for 4K UHD.)