Policies and Information
Discounted Course Fees for WHYY Members
WHYY members receive steep discounts on Hamilton Commons courses.Not a member? Join online or contact Member Services at (215)351–0511 to become a WHYY member before registering for the course to receive the discounted member fee. In addition to receiving discounted courses, members enjoy 2-for-1 discounts at many area retailers, restaurants and cultural institutions. Most importantly, member support helps fund programming and programs that educate and inspire the community.
Register by visiting the Hamilton Commons Web page at: www.whyy.org/hamiltoncommons or call WHYY Member and Audience Services at (215) 351–0511.
WHYY reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified and full tuition will be refunded.
In cases of inclement weather, classes may need to be rescheduled.
Withdrawals and Refund Policy:
You may cancel your registration without penalty until two weeks before the date of the class. 80% of the course fee will be refunded for cancellations within two weeks. No refunds are offered for withdrawls on or after the start date of the class.
Directions, Parking and Public transportation
Please visit http://www.whyy.org/about/directions_phila.html
Craig Santoro, Director of Media Instruction
Craig joined WHYY in 2002 and shortly thereafter started the station’s first youth media program. Since then, has created and managed ongoing after-school documentary workshops for Philadelphia teenagers and partnered with community centers to hold video production classes for teens who dropped out of school. He’s developed award-winning video summer camps, partnered with numerous schools to train teachers to use video in their classrooms and created video learning experiences for nonprofit organizations and area retirees.
Steve Dixon, Media Instructor
Steve is graduate of Philadelphia’s High School for Creative and Performing Arts and holds a Communications Studies degree from West Chester University. Entering his third year as a Media Instructor at WHYY, Steve has taught video and audio production to elementary-school children, teens, teachers, and seniors. He is a skilled videographer, editor, and producer, and particularly talented at sharing these skills with others.
Henry Cohn-Geltner, Media Instructor
Henry is a native of Brooklyn, NY, with a degree in Broadcast Communications from Temple University and a Masters in Mass Media Studies from the London School of Economics. A veteran staffer of several Philadelphia community media programs, Henry also proudly served as an intern at WHYY, before returning as a media instructor. He has logged many hours teaching teens and adults to produce their own media, but he has special interest in helping teachers use production techniques and media literacy in their classrooms.