Courses for Kids, Teens & Adults: General Info
Facility and Equipment Use
-The Media Arts Lab houses state-of-the-art production facilities and filmmaking equipment, which is available for the exclusive use of currently enrolled students.
-Students are expected to treat the facilities and equipment with the highest degree of care. If an instructor deems that a student has intentionally misused the facilities or equipment, the student will be removed from class and will not be permitted to register for future courses at the Lab.
-If a course requires work outside of class time, students are encouraged to use their own equipment or computer, if compatible with the Lab’s equipment. The Media Arts Lab’s equipment and editing facilities are available to students outside of class time, if necessary for course projects. All associated costs are included in the course fee.
-To borrow equipment or use the Editing Studio outside of class time, the student (or parent/guardian) must sign an Equipment and Facilities Usage Contract, which sets forth the rules and makes him/her financially responsible for the equipment. The contract is available from the course instructor.
-The Media Arts Lab is a fully air-conditioned, smoke-free facility.
-Food and drink are prohibited in the production and screening areas.
Hours of Operation
The Media Arts Lab Registrar’s office is open Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm. The Lab production facilities are open for students working on class projects according to a schedule posted at the beginning of every semester. The building is closed on all major holidays.
Photography and Publicity
Photographs, videotaping, and filming of JBFC/Media Arts Lab activities and programs are used for publicity and/or promotion of the JBFC/Media Arts Lab. Those who do not want to be photographed or filmed for any purpose are asked to submit a written statement to the registrar.
Join the Jacob Burns Film Center (at Family level and above) for a 10% discount on all courses, as well as other great benefits. All members of the Jacob Burns Film Center pay no course registration fees. Call Membership (914.773.7663, ext. 6) for details.
Students take all courses at their own risk and waive the right to make any claims against Jacob Burns Film Center, Inc. and Media Arts Lab for any injury, damage, or loss sustained while on their premises at 405 Manville Rd., 364 Manville Rd., and 5 Grant St., Pleasantville, NY 10570. We are not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to students’ personal belongings.
Code of Conduct and Attendance
Students are expected to contribute to class activities, maintain a positive attitude, and exhibit respect for others at all times. The JBFC/Media Arts Lab reserves the right to remove a student from a class, without refund, if this policy is violated or if more than two class meetings in a semester are missed.
The Media Arts Lab is at 405 Manville Rd. (at the corner of Grant St.) in Pleasantville, NY, just off the Saw Mill River Parkway and down the street from the Jacob Burns Film Center Theater. While parking is available on local streets (subject to posted limits) we suggest you park in nearby village lots.
-Arriving by train: The Pleasantville Metro-North station is directly across the street from the Lab.
-Arriving by bus: Westchester County Beeline buses #6 and #19 stop at the Pleasantville train station, across the street from the Media Arts Lab.
-Pickups and drop-offs: Please pick up and drop off students promptly at the front entrance only. Driveway is one way. Enter from Manville Rd. and exit onto Grant St. Parking is not permitted in the driveway.
Contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914.773.7663, ext. 8.