Media Production Class Open to Incoming Freshmen at Waubonsie Valley

Reported by on 1/18/22

Incoming freshmen in the Class of 2026, have the opportunity to learn about the world of digital media in Waubonsie Valley’s Media Production 1 course for the 2022-2023 school year. This year-long course teaches students video and audio production, journalism, storytelling, social media and more.

Freshmen will learn aspects of storytelling, including filming, editing, writing, graphics, music and reporting. Students will also learn media literacy skills and how to be smarter about consuming broadcast media, film and social media.

Students will use their skills to produce news and feature stories, music videos, podcasts, commercials and public service announcements.

Part of the school’s technology and engineering education department, Media Production 1 is a fun, hands-on course that encourages students to use their creativity and voice to tell the stories of Waubonsie Valley and Aurora/Naperville. Student work may be viewed by a worldwide authentic audience on several social media outlets, including Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Students will also have the chance to be involved in the school's award-winning weekly news video magazine, Warrior Update.

Media Production 1 also provides students the opportunity to earn credit for college, including College of DuPage or one of their four-year partner schools.

Enrollment in this course also allows students to be a part of WVTV's award-winning sports broadcast production program, where students take on real-world roles of directing, producing and operating cameras for football and basketball live-streaming broadcasts.

Students who are interested can sign up for course number TEE 1014D on their course selection page online or ask your guidance counselor to register you for Media Production 1.

For more information, contact Brian Wiencek at 630-375-3248, e-mail at or stop by Room 246. To view student work, visit