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Why should we take one of YOUR classes?
Unlike a film school or class that teaches theory, our classes dig in deep, to the day to day information you need to work in a field. Graduating from one of our classes will not just give you a conceptual understanding of the job, but a practical tool set to excel in an entertainment job. NO other school teaches what Trade/Craft teaches.
What's different about Trade/Craft?
Trade/Craft is the truest form of Trade School. We teach you a craft that you can use immediately, rather than offer a degree program filled with a lot of extra information you may already know.
Why are the classes in the evening? Why one night a week?
Most of our students are working professionals already, looking to expand their knowledge in a new area. We try to offer classes that can be attended in the evenings after work, and only one night a week to avoid impacting your regular schedule too much.
Who are the instructors?
All of our instructors are working professionals at the top of their game. You won’t just be learning from an experienced person, but from someone who is in touch with what employers are looking for, and can give you the skills to make a serious move into a new discipline.
Do you guarantee a job?
We can’t guarantee a job, but we do know that the skills you will learn are critical to getting one, and to being at the top of your game.
Do you offer placement or job fairs?
Currently we do not, but we plan to offer a way for you to connect with potential employers in the future. If you are a graduate of one of our classes, we want you to be successful, and we’ll do everything we can to help you.
In a continuing effort to increase class value, Trade/Craft reserves the right to change class content and/or instructors, and does not guarantee the listed instructor will teach their listed class every semester. Trade/Craft reserves the right to change, modify reschedule or cancel classes if student count is too low, or if extenuating circumstances require us to do so, including natural disasters, instructors having personal or professional conflicts, or other reasons determined by Trade/Craft management. If single classes are rescheduled during a semester due to any of the above reasons, and students are unable to attend, no refund, in part or in whole, will be provided by Trade/Craft, but the company will attempt to provide the student with appropriate material, if any, that was distributed during the missed class. Students who place a deposit on classes may received a 100% refund if requested within 30 days of the start of class. No refunds will be provided within one week (7 days) before the start of class, nor once the class has started. For more details on refunds or credits, as well as all information regarding a student’s rights while attending a Trade/Craft class, please download our Student Manual.