The Baltimore School for the Arts is set to start a film program.

The Mt. Vernon public arts high school announced a $3 million gift from Patricia and Mark Joseph on Wednesday. The money is set to be used to launch a film and visual storytelling program. The program will be named for local businessman Charles C. Baum, and launch in the fall of 2017.

“City students have had a special place in my heart since I served as chair of the city school board in the late 70s,” said Mr. Joseph. “The BSA is truly a great place that changes kids’ lives, and the film program will increase the number of students educated there every year.”

The Josephs have now committed $6 million to BSA. The philanthropists also donated to institutions such as the BMA, BSO and CollegeBound.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.