Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Tubers?

Tubers is the Video Creators Academy for 7-18 year olds who would like to learn video production skills. It’s what every YouTuber out there wishes had been available when they started.

The Tubers environment has been created to facilitate positive learning, whilst not feeling like a school or college. Tubers is a welcoming and nurturing environment where young people of all backgrounds can come and create the video. With our professional studios, equipment and curriculum, we help young people create the videos they love so much.

How Does Tubers Work?

Tubers is a weekly club for 7-18 years olds, which is open Monday to Saturday.

All new members will undertake the initial 12 week 'New-Tuber' programme. This has been developed to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to try a bit of everything including planning, scripting, storyboarding, presenting, gaming, filming and editing. During the 'New-Tuber' programme, we also help members to get the most out of their time here at Tubers as creators, giving them studio time and support to create quality video.
All members who complete the 'New Tuber' programme will then graduate to become 'Crew-Tubers' and receive their very own Tubers Grading. At this stage, the creators will begin to focus on projects as a 'Crew', focusing on quality, consistency and teamwork. They also get the opportunity to develop their skills independently should they so wish.
We provide an environment that encourages creativity, develops new skills and builds confidence.
Level 1: New-Tuber
  • Entry level - for new members to learn the skills they need to create video and experiment with different video styles. They will have the opportunity to learn about the new equipment they will be using, editing software and having some fun with video. At this stage (especially if under 13) members will publish content under the Tubers Academy YouTube channel, with their peers. 
Level 2: Crew-Tuber
  • At Crew Tuber level, members will get the opportunity to work in a set group to create a 'show' and focus in on the types of video they enjoyed making as a New-Tuber. For example, if gaming is their thing, we'll work with them to be part of a group creating a gaming show, complete with branded graphics, intro's, outro's and more. This will be published as a playlist to the Tubers Academy YouTube Channel. Crew-Tubers that are on the 'Elite-Tubers' package (two sessions per week) will also have time to create their own video outside of the show.
Level 3: - Creator
  • By this time members will have got into a groove with the type of content they like making and how to make it. It's time to venture out on their own with their own channel (13+, Younger members may still use the Tubers Channel with a unique playlist). Whilst Creators will need less help on recording, it is likely that at this stage, they will be needing more help on time management, post production, re-purposing and marketing their videos. We'll work with Creators to make their videos more dynamic, increase their publishing schedule, get more traction on their videos and start to collaborate more with other Tubers.
Senior Creator
  • Senior-Creators are hand piked by the Tubers staff. We choose senior creators based on a ability, aptitude, attitude, consistency and the ability to teach what they have learnt. In order to be a Senior-Creator members will need to be fully conversant with all aspects of production, and be ready to help the younger ones with their New-Tuber programme. The skills they have learnt whilst having fun at Tubers are industry standard skills that will help them hugely in their future careers. Skills such as film making, editing, sound engineering, presenting and more. However, we help members take these skill to the next level by encouraging them to teach what they know. There is no better way to really understand what you've learnt than by teaching it! This really helps them establish themselves as Senior-Creators. They will be looked upon and treated as a member of the Senior-Creators crew.
Do Members Need Any Equipment?

Not at all - we have everything you will ever need. Across our 5 studios we have a vast array of lighting and sound equipment, cameras and lenses, tripods and mounts, iMacs and PCs with market leading editing software, a gaming suite which includes a state of the art Virtual Reality rig and everything else you will ever need to be the best video creator you can be.

Where Is Tubers held?

Tubers Academy is at 4 Mitre Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BB (next door to Mary Arches Car Park).

What is the cost?

The price to attend Tubers Academy depends on the age of the child and how many sessions they wish to attend per week. Please see our pricing table on the home page for full details.

In terms of comparing value for money for Tubers, our standard prices are in line with your usual Karate clubs, dance classes and general sports clubs, just with a focus on a new type of hobby and aspiration for a new generation - being a YouTuber!
What involvement do you need from parents?

Parents/Guardians are not required to stay during the sessions, but we do have a comfortable seating area with great tea and coffee where you are welcome to relax and make use of our WIFI. If you want to, you can watch some of the videos made by Tubers Academy members on the big Screen.

What steps have we taken to protect the young people in your care?

At Tubers we understand that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. The safety and wellbeing of every young person we work with is our top priority. Our aim is not only to teach young people the skills they need to be successful Tubers, but also how to be the safe and responsible online citizens of the future.

At Tubers we take the safeguarding incredibly seriously. We operate a 'no hate' policy to encourage creative, positive and team based collaboration in a safe online environment. We will proactively engage with young people about issues such as cyber bullying and give them the knowledge and confidence to seek help and support with any online issues that may concern them.

Our safeguarding policies can be found here:

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4 Mitre Lane, Mary Arches, Exeter, EX4 3BB 01392 435846 Company Number 10515873

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