Training Classes

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.

training classes


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 studio production throughout the year with limited classes from June thru
August. These classes are available *FREE to residents and
full-time 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
not be a certified producer. Only a certified producers can
take out equipment and book CTV studio production
facilities. 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
on any student who completes any module of field or studio
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.

Class Schedule
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
class. Fill out the two forms below, and bring them in before
the orientation date to secure a seat in the up and coming
class. Be 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.

Access Application

Program Proposal


843 State St
New Haven, CT, 06511
203-562-2288 ph
203-562-0864 fax

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tues-Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Fri & Sun: CLOSED
Sat: Appointment Only

Ch. 26 Ch. 27 Ch. 96

CTV Channels
Program Schedules

26 -Education Access
27 -Public Access
96 -Government Access



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
secure (camera-monitored)
mailbox provided outside
the door.



Field Workshop A
Jawara Webster
Quincy Jones
Mondays from 11AM - 2:30PM on the following dates::
November 3
November 4


Field Workshop B
James Lee
Chelsea Allen
Toniece Williams
Monday, November 10TH, 5:30 - 8PM
Tuesday November 11TH, 3:30 - 8PM


Field Workshop C
Dawn Slade
Cantrell Cheeks
Timothy Guest
Robert Archibald
Saturday, November 8, 10:00AM - 1:30PM
Saturday, November 15, 10:00AM - 1:30PM


Field Workshop E
Jessica Demarest
Rick Kennedy
Donarell B. Elder
Zaryah Janae Thomas
Tuesday, November 18 5:30 - 8PM
Tuesday, November 25 5:30 - 8PM



Studio Production Workshop #1
Doreen Abubakar
George Zito
Phillip Brooks
Kevin Robinson
Carlton Solomon
Doretha Morou
Curtis M. Cofield
Shawn Penn-Clarke
Luis Alston
Wednesdays from 5:00PM - 8:30PM on the following dates
November 5
November 12
November 19
December 3


Studio production Workshop #2
Larry Williams Coleman
Victor M. Borras
Michelle Turner
Adam Robinson
Aaron Goode
Asima Towe
Thursdays from 1PM - 4:30PM on the following dates:
November 6
November 13
November 20
December 4