A few days ago, YouTube announced its acquisition of Next New Networks. The idea is that if you take the YouTube platform and combine it with a successful media agency, you have one powerhouse of a network that can empower more people to make more money using YouTube.

Today, we get a peek at the promo video for the YouTube Creator Institute, and some more details of how it will work.

The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts is the country’s first film school and regarded as one of the leading schools in the world, with an alumni base of industry leaders and an array of notable accolades. The YouTube-USC Creator Institute takes place from May 25 until June 22 in Los Angeles, CA.

Columbia College Chicago’s Television Department has been innovating around new online media strategies for years, with students creating award-winning web-isodes while investigating new opportunities in the online space. The YouTube-Columbia College Chicago Creator Institute begins on May 31 and ends on July 22 in Chicago, IL.

If you want to get involved in the YouTube Creator Institute, you’ll need to apply. It’s a process of elimination, where the best of the best will be chosen by the YouTube community to move to the Institute proper.

It’s a great opportunity, and we’re glad to see YouTube keeping its sights on the people who have made it famous.

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