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3D Printing & Product Design

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

3D Printing & Product Design

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Design and Print Your Own 3D Models

Discover 3D printing and how 3D printing is changing our future. We’ll follow the same processes an industrial designer goes through to create a product: Sketch your ideas out on paper, turn your sketch into a 3D model in CAD programs on the computer, and then bring your idea to life by 3D printing your 3D model. We’ll also learn the “Design Thinking” process taught by Stanford University.

In partnership with Ultimaker, we are proud to offer our students access to the highest rated prosumer 3D printer to use throughout the course.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Autodesk Fusion 360, Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

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

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Autodesk Fusion 360, Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer

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

Autodesk Fusion 360 is free for students. Download Autodesk Fusion 360 →

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • Learn how to operate a 3D printer.
  • Discover how 3D printing is changing our future and how companies use it to develop products.
  • Create digital 3D models using computer-aided design (CAD) software like Autodesk Fusion 360.
  • Make your ideas a reality using rapid prototyping with 3D printers.
  • Understand the engineering and design process, and the elements of industrial design.

What Students Create

  • A collection of three 3D printed prototypes.
  • Printer-ready models created in CAD software.
  • Playable dice, USB drive case, a ring, or other objects designed by the students.

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. Our 3D Printing & Product Design course gives students a look into the process of an industrial designer as they create 3D models using CAD software. Students will turn their ideas into reality and rapidly prototype their designs using an Ultimaker 3D printer. By the end of the week, students will understand the engineering and design process as well as discover how 3D printing is changing our future.

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 Printing & Product Design 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

I do not have any 3D design, modeling or printing experience. Will I be able to keep up with the course?

No problem. This course teaches foundational concepts for design and modeling with easy-to-use but feature-rich software, tailored to work with the 3D-printing process.

Who should attend this course?

Our 3D Printing & Product Design course is developed for teens who are interested in the industrial design process and want to bring their ideas and creations to life with a real 3D-printed model. Students use cutting-edge, 3D-printing technology to produce, evaluate and re-iterate models and design creations.

Do students need to bring a laptop and/or a 3D printer?

No. DMA provides the 3D printer, 3D printing materials, and computers to use throughout the week.

Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
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.

“It is amazing that I can design something on a computer and then turn my design into a physical 3D model!”

Alex P.

3D Printing & Product Design

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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