Teens: Digital Media Academy Certification: Maya
Digital Media Academy Certifications are recognized by both industry and education as a standard of excellence. Over the past 7 years DMA has earned a reputation of providing some of the highest-level instruction in the quick moving and ever-changing world of Digital Media. DMA’s Maya Certification Program is created from 4 unique weeklong courses that together cover all of the major components of the professional modeling and animation workflow with Maya Unlimited®.
Because DMA’s Maya Certification Program is built from multiple courses students can attend one, two, three or the entire four weeks in one summer or over multiple summers. This gives students flexibility on how many weeks they choose to attend. Each week stands alone as a complete learning experience with a defined set of objectives and a final project. Students who choose to, can then move on over multiple weeks and earn certification.
Being (DMA) Maya certified means that not only has the student touched on all major parts of the Maya software and work flow, but that he/she has completed an animated short film. The knowledge gained in Maya I, Maya II, and Maya III is illustrated through a completed narrative-driven short completed at the end of Maya IV. This short will be a student designed, modeled, textured, lit, animated, and directed project — many of which will be ready for the animation festival circuit. The project is a tightly constructed project showing mastery of the art and tools of Maya animation.
Week by Week Curriculum Overview