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3D Modeling & Animation Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Model and Animate a 3D Character

Learn all about how to create 3D models and sculpt characters as we explore complex modeling techniques and animate our characters in original short sequences.

Week 1, 3D Modeling with MayaYou’ll learn valuable workflows that pros use and create and sculpt 3D models. We’ll teach you the fundamentals of character design and rigging before you create your own original 3D props, set pieces, and characters.

Week 2, Character Animation with MayaUsing Autodesk Maya, you’ll learn how to bring characters to life, using lighting, settings, and camera angles. We’ll teach you a workflow that will take pre-rigged models and animate them in an original short sequence that tells a story.

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

Ages: Students 12-17 years old
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (2 Weeks)

Ages: Students 12-17 years old
Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (2 Weeks)
Hardware + Software: Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox



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Course Information

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

What Students Learn

How to create 3D models, textures, and lighting in Maya.
• 
Techniques for animating a 3D character.
• 
How to use animation to tell a story.
• Professional cinematography techniques
• 
How to use lighting to add atmosphere and emotion.

What Students Create

Unique 3D models and animated scenes.

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. The 3D Modeling & Animation Academy is the perfect choice for a student looking to dive-in into creating and animating 3D models. You’ll learn how to use Autodesk Maya to model your own character in the first week and animate pre-rigged characters into a short sequence the next.

The Academy Experience: Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects and portfolios.

Our 3D Modeling + Design camps prepare students with the skills they will need working in a professional 3D modeling, animation, and design environment. The 3D Modeling & Animation Academy is the perfect choice for a student looking to dive-in into creating and animating 3D models. You’ll learn how to use Autodesk Maya to model your own character in the first week and animate pre-rigged characters into a short sequence the next.

What Students Learn

How to create 3D models, textures, and lighting in Maya.
• 
Techniques for animating a 3D character.
• 
How to use animation to tell a story.
• Professional cinematography techniques
• 
How to use lighting to add atmosphere and emotion.

What Students Create

Unique 3D models and animated scenes.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects and portfolios.

What Students Learn

How to create 3D models, textures, and lighting in Maya.
• 
Techniques for animating a 3D character.
• 
How to use animation to tell a story.
• Professional cinematography techniques
• 
How to use lighting to add atmosphere and emotion.

What Students Create

Unique 3D models and animated scenes.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects and portfolios.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

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 Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

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 $75/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“DMA is the place where your dreams come true… in a computer!”

Ben G.
3D Modeling & Animation Academy

The DMA Promise

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do DMA’s Teen Academy courses differ from DMA’s Teen week-long camps/courses?

DMA’s Teen Academy courses are two weeks long and allows you to “take a deeper dive,” into your chosen subject. This way, you can learn more about a single topic or related topics than you would normally be able to do during a single week. In addition to creating unique projects, DMA’s Teen Academy students build digital portfolios of the work they completed during their two-week program. Our Academies provide an immersive, pre-college/career experience and allow students more time to build a mentorship with instructors and friendships with other campers.

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