What to Know
- The partnership that launched last March between Telemundo, SLAM Academy and Doral Academy gave a total of thirty students a chance.
- One of the key goals in this partnership with Telemundo is to empower and educate the next generation of media leaders.
On June 5th Telemundo Academy students presented their final projects to a panel of judges made up of Telemundo executives and staff who served as lecturers and mentors in the company’s newly created educational institution dubbed as, Telemundo Academy.
The partnership that launched last March between Telemundo, SLAM Academy and Doral Academy gave a total of thirty students, with interest in media careers, the opportunity to enroll in a 16 week program offering them a complete curricular experience focused on the process of creating original television productions.
“We are committed to empowering and educating the next generation of leaders,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “Telemundo Academy is the vehicle to jump-start their careers, unlock their innovative spirit and deliver the competitive edge for their futures.”
Telemundo Academy is the first-ever multimedia educational institution of its kind, and according to internationally renowned recording artist Armando Christian Perez aka “Pitbull”, one of the key goals in this partnership with Telemundo is to empower and educate the next generation of media leaders.
“We are changing the game in education by changing how we educate students,” said Pitbull. “This partnership will give students hands-on industry experience. We‘re excited to partner with Telemundo to engage students in a world beyond the classroom.”
Powered by Telemundo’s “El Poder En Ti” (Power in You) corporate initiative, the Telemundo Academy program walks students through a diverse range of subjects related to media production, including Digital and Social Media, Production Elements, Research and The Power of Storytelling.
This year, students enrolled in the Telemundo Academy were asked to present a 60-90 second video campaign to members of Telemundo’s leadership where they were able to showcase all the elements they covered during the program.
The award for this year’s pilot program went to a group of six students from SLAM Academy who presented the campaign titled “Mamá” (Mother).
In “Mamá” the students highlighted how soccer served as a bridge to connect a young girl and her dead mother, an outstanding soccer player who passed away after giving birth to the young girl.
In this piece the students were able to convey the emotional significance of the World Cup tournament to the audience. The students were recognized for its storytelling elements, script and production value.
To learn more about future programs with Telemundo Academy please contact Telemundo’s Community Affairs Manager, Daniela Alzuru at Daniela.Alzuru@nbcuni.com for more information.