Graphic Design

Color. Review. Design.

Develop and improve your graphic design skills while mastering professional design tools, such as Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Illustrator®. Review and recreate real industry-created ads, like advertisements for Beats by Dre headphones, while delving into color theory and typography. You’ll even gain real-world experience by working on a project from either a professional company or another DMA class as your client. Complete the week by putting together a portfolio of your work that can be shared with friends and family or included with college submission or shown to a potential graphic design client. Find this camp near you >>


Course Details

Learn everything you need to know about Graphic Design.

Program Info

Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $1,195

Hardware + Software

Apple computers
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

Learning Outcomes

You’ll learn design theory while exploring colorization techniques, typography, text effects, and more.

What You Create

Each student will recreate real published advertisements and also bring home a portfolio of graphic design work.


Skills + Experience

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

Learn Design

Our 3D Modeling + Design courses prepare students with the skills they will need working in a professional 3D modeling, animation, and design environment. The Graphic Design course gives students the ability to work in an environment here they’ll recreate published advertisements, but also express their own creativity in making original pieces. They’ll get real-world experiences learning to manage client relationships while creating their own portfolio. At the end of the week anyone wanting to expand upon their skills can continue their education past DMA and  take advantage of our partnership with Adobe by receiving generous discounts on Photoshop and Illustrator!

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.

Last Call for Alumni Special Savings!

The lowest rates of the year are going, going, [almost] gone! You now have until Tuesday September 5th to take advantage of incredible savings on all of our summer camp offerings. Not sure of your plans yet? No problem! Get a full refund on your summer camp purchase until February 1, 2018.



Find This Camp Near You

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Making new friends and being with them at free time and activities was really cool. Making a website at the end of the week to put my stuff on made me really proud and even more excited about my work.

Jenna H.

Graphic Design Student


Camp Overview

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

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
10:30 am Morning Break + Outdoor Activities
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations.
1:00 pm Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
2:30 pm Afternoon Break + Outdoor Activities
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.

Tuition Includes

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

Add-Ons Available at Checkout

+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals.*
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.*

*Meals + Housing available at select locations >>

The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

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

Do students need to have any artistic skills or experience?

This course is intended for any teen who is interested in or has experience with graphic design.

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