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3D Modeling with Maya

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

3D Modeling with Maya

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Model Your Own 3D Character

Create 3D models, sculpt characters, and build environments as we explore complex modeling techniques, focus on proper model topology, and gain experience from industry professionals to uncover a unique glimpse into how they work.

This course introduces students to Autodesk Maya, a 3D modeling software used widely by professional modelers, animators, and digital artists. Students will learn skills in modeling, texturing, surfacing, lighting, animation, rendering, and more.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Autodesk Maya

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Autodesk Maya

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Learn how to create 3D models, including props, characters, and environments.
  • Learn professional workflows used in the 3D modeling industry.
  • Gain experience creating shaders, textures, and UV maps for characters and models.
  • Understand how to use scripts and tools in a professional workflow.
  • Engage in the collaborative process of 3D modeling with other students.

What Students Create

  • Original 3D characters, props, and environments.
  • Basic and advanced models.
  • Professional and realistic character heads and faces.
  • Final renders with lighting and cloth simulations.

More About This Course

Our 3D Modeling + Design camps prepare students with the skills they will need working in a professional 3D modeling, animation, and design environment. These courses are perfect for students interested in art and creative storytelling, as well as those looking for product design and engineering training.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know 3D Modeling with Maya even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is any kind of artistic knowledge or experience required for this course?

No. No prior artistic knowledge or animation experience is required. This is an introductory course.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $405/weekend at select locations.

“DMA taught me the essential skills I needed to create my own 3D models.”

Brendan S.

3D Modeling with Maya

Why DMA?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

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