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Launched by STEM educators on the campus of Stanford University in 2002, Digital Media Academy is the best place for students to get their start as designers, developers, programmers, engineers, animators, musicians, filmmakers, and creators.

Start by choosing your preferred University

Students live, learn, eat, sleep, and create at presitigious university campuses across the US and Canada.

Stanford University

UC San Diego

University of Chicago


Raleigh, North Carolina

University of Austin

University of Washington

George Washington University

University of British Columbia


New York University

University of Toronto

Are you an international student? Learn more about studying abroad at Digital Media Academy>>

Start with your preferred Learning Pathway

Choose from over 25 different programs along six learning and career pathways for students age 9 – 18.

Computer Science + Artificial Intelligence

Unlock your potential with the power of code! Learn C++, Java™, Python™ and more.

Robotics + Engineering

Hands-on robotics programming and engineering using Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or LEGO.

Music Production

Mix, mash-up, master. Learn how to create music, sounds. Make your own music or become a DJ.

Creative Design

Go behind the scenes and learn how your favorite animated films and TV shows are made.

Digital Storytelling

Discover how Hollywood makes blockbuster movies, from pre-production to editing.

Game Design

Learn professional techniques and tools used by industry pros to make hit video games.

“My son absolutely loves Digital Media Academy. This program has changed him like no other. He is more outgoing, more upbeat, talks more and feels a part of something bigger. Thank you all for changing the life of one boy.”

Sandra Smith

Digital Media Academy Parent.

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Student Success Stories

Our students go on to do big things after camp. Here are just a few of their stories.

Sony Music Producer

After taking the Audio & Music Production Academy, David launched himself from amateur musician to professional remixer after his track was chosen to be the official Sony-released remix out of over 2,000 remix entries.

District 207’s Best in Technology and Innovation

Paolo Vacala’s accomplishments in graphic arts earned him recognition as one of “District 207’s Best” in the area of technology innovation. Paolo attended our Graphic Design program in 2016 and he is now an intern at, a web design and development company.

Microsoft Intern

Sophia’s interest for computer programming turned into a passion as she went from beginner coder at Digital Media Academy, to interning at Microsoft – stopping to shadow the VP of Trust & Safety at Google along the way.

We Our Partners

Tech Education is Our Tradition

Born on the campus of Stanford University in 1999 and given accreditation by Stanford University Continuing Studies in 2002, Digital Media Academy has been designing, developing, and delivering STEM education to students of all ages ever since. From day one, we have set out to provide world-class tech education that sets students up for future success in learning and creating.

We believe that the best learning happens while creating. We focus on cultivating the most important traits from our students: creativity, empathy, and the ability to solve problems by immersing them in a high-energy, hands-on, collaborative learning experience.

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