For more information on the FREE Citizens Television Studio and Field Production Classes please call (203) 562-2288. You will be given an opportunity to submit an Access Application and a Program Proposal detailing your idea for a program to air on CTV.
Studio and Field Production Classes
Note: Classes are only for those who will produce or work on television programs for showing
on the Citizens Television channels.
Citizens Television offers video training classes in
both field production (remote video recording) and
production throughout the year with limited
classes from June thru
August. These classes are
available *FREE to residents and
students in the New Haven, West Haven and
Hamden (CT) area. Persons who work or volunteer at
non-profit organizations (including religious institutions)
in the three towns may,
regardless of where
they live, also
take classes and produce programs exclusively for the
The classes, the use of the field equipment, the studio, and
the editing facilities are all provided *free of charge.
Our equipment is designed to be lightweight and easy to
operate. The CTV staff will continue to be available with
ongoing technical help and further training from the
beginning of projects to the completed program. When the
show is completed, CTV will provide free air time for
telecasting the show (no commercial content or promotion, permitted). Students who successfully complete the course
training will become certified producers (field or studio or
both) at CTV.
Some students may choose to only complete certain studio
modules (camera, audio, graphics, lighting, etc.) to assist
with CTV productions rather than create their own studio productions. They can be certified on that module, but will
be a certified producer. Only a certified producers can
take out equipment and book CTV studio production
Module training does not apply to field production
classes, as there are only two (camera and editing), and
both must be completed for the student to use either as a
*CTV reserves the right to assess a training fee of $350.00
any student who completes any module of field
production training but does not provide any programming
or production services to CTV.
At orientation information will be provided about CTV,
public access, what may be expected from CTV staff, and
what will be expected of the students and eventual
producers. A copy of the
CTV Rules and Procedures and
a tour of the studio will also be provided.
We now provide classes on an intensified basis in order to
speed up the certification process. Both of the field classes
(Field Cameras and Editing) are taught in a single day over
a seven (7) hour period, or in two half day sessions. Studio production is taught either in a four consecutive days format
(2pm-6pm), evenings (6pm-10pm) in four hour classes, or
in 4 consecutive weeks, one day or evening in each week.
Call CTV for the date of the next orientaton. We schedule
them every 4-6 weeks year around with limited summer
classes. Orientation attendance is mandatory for all qualified persons interested in taking a field or studio production
Fill out the two forms below, and bring them in before
the orientation date to secure a seat in the up and coming
sure to bring a valid id to show proof of residency,
or a utility bill with a Hamden, New Haven or West Haven, CT address.
843 State St
New Haven, CT, 06511
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tues-Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Fri & Sun: CLOSED
Sat: Appointment Only
Producers and Sponsors
must drop off their DVDs
at least one (1) week
prior to the day they are
scheduled to be shown.
If CTV is closed, DVDs
may be submitted in the
mailbox provided outside