MAPS : Media Arts in the Public Schools

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New MAPS media lab at Holter Museum offers kids free filmmaking, graphic design classes

The quality of what MAPS students are producing is commanding national attention.

You’ve hopefully seen the trailer for “In This Together, We Are One: The Buffalo Unity Project.” Now here is the film. MAPS Media Institute.

The Buffalo Unity Project is a program at Poplar Middle School on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. The goal is to connect students to the importance of the buffalo to the Dakota and Nakoda People, and to teach them that communities thrive when they are united in common purpose.

MAPS Media Institute · In This Together, We Are One: The Buffalo Unity Project (Trailer)

MAPS Media Institute is a media-arts school offering free instruction for 8th to 12th graders in Montana.

Media Arts in the Public School (MAPS) Browning, Helena media students win awards at NW Regional Emmys

MAPS is a non-profit media arts program based out of the Bitterroot Valley which serves eighth-12th graders, providing classes in filmmaking, graphic design, music production, new technologies and social entrepreneurship.

MAPS students pick up awards at film competition

"Our message in this film was to inspire not only ourselves about thinking about our futures but for other students to never stop dreaming,"

MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) celebrates 15 years of serving Montana’s youth

Afterschool classes in filmmaking, graphic design, music production and new technologies for students in grades 8-12 will extend throughout the school year, culminating in the annual Media Arts Festival in May at the Pharoahplex Theatre in Hamilton.

MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) helps Hamilton, Montana family after loss of father

"I joined MAPS in hope for a career in digital animating and hopefully I can work for Disney or Pixar to animate films," said Audrey Burrows, 13.

Montana author Russell Rowland mentors MAPS students

"MAPS has always integrated visiting artists into our programming," Harff said. "MAPS founder, Peter Rosten, believed that bringing in professional artists helped normalize ‘artists’ for our youth. They not only learn skills, but realize that people like Russell are much like they are, so if Russell can succeed so can they."

Montana’s MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) Media Institute Receives Top National Honor

Montana Governor Steve Bullock shares that:
"MAPS better prepares our Montana students for the jobs of the future while they
explore their passion in the media arts. While this award is for everyone, without Peter
Rosten, there would be no MAPS. Peter was always willing to share his talents and
make the world around him a better place."

MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) receives $80K Greater Montana Foundation grant

“The Greater Montana Foundation is proud to continue our investment in MAPS Media Institute as it commits to build its programs for the benefit of our state’s youth, especially in rural and tribal communities,” Sidney Armstrong, executive director of GMF said. “We are especially gratified that its excellence is being recognized on a local, regional and national levels.”