Today, Google launched the "YouTube Creator Institute" - the first initiative from YouTube Next - to help nurture these content creators, existing YouTube partners, and the next generation of stellar YouTube talent with the skills they need to thrive online and offline.
The inaugural YouTube Creator Institute programs begin in the US in May this year.
- The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts is the country's first film school and regarded as one of the leading schools in the world, with an alumni base of industry leaders and an array of notable accolades. The YouTube-USC Creator Institute takes place from May 25 until June 22 in Los Angeles, CA.
- Columbia College Chicago's Television Department has been innovating around new online media strategies for years. The YouTube-Columbia College Chicago Creator Institute begins on May 31 and ends on July 22 in Chicago, IL.
"Any U.S. citizen over 18 is welcome to apply, and candidates may apply online from now until Mar'25. Applications include two short answer questions and a maximum two-minute demo of the creator's craft, whether it be a short film, a clip of a personal cooking show, or a snapshot of a nature expedition. Afterwards, the YouTube community will vote for two weeks between Mar'28-Apr'8 for their favorite creators. The top voted candidates will move on to the final round, where our film and television school partners will choose the inaugural class for each of their programs, which'll be announced on April 20," Google stated.
Learn more about the application and judging criteria.