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Graphic Design

Teen One-Week Camp Ages 12-17

Build A Portfolio of Custom Digital Designs

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 a college submission, or shown to a potential graphic design client.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

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

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)
Hardware + Software: Canon T5i, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
• 
Learn colorization techniques (layer adjustments, selections & masks).
• 
Understand color, design theory, and the nuances of typography and text effects.
• Understand client relationships.
• 
Recreate real published advertisements.

What Students Create

• A professional graphic design portfolio that can be included with a college submission or internship application.

More About This Course

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 where they’ll recreate published advertisements, and 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.

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 where they’ll recreate published advertisements, and 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!

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator®
• 
• Understand color, design theory, and the nuances of typography and text effects
• Understand client relationships
• 
Recreate real published advertisements

What Students Create

• A professional graphic design portfolio that can be included with a college submission or internship application.

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.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator®
•Learn colorization techniques (layer adjustments, selections & masks)
• Understand color, design theory, and the nuances of typography and text effects
• Understand client relationships
•Recreate real published advertisements

What Students Create

• A professional graphic design portfolio that can be included with a college submission or internship application.

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 Graphic 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 →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Graphic 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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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

“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

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

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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