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New Year, New Skills at The Nueva School

Hey all! Austin Broder here, instructor & curriculum developer with Digital Media Academy. Happy New Year to you all! As I’ve done for the past 3 years now, I kicked off my January by visiting the wonderful students at The Nueva School in San Mateo to...

Tech Education

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New Year, New Skills at The Nueva School

Hey all! Austin Broder here, instructor & curriculum developer with Digital Media Academy. Happy New Year to you all! As I’ve done for the past 3 years now, I kicked off my January by visiting the wonderful students at The Nueva School in San Mateo to...

Digital Media Academy x Ableton Contest Winner – LGiselle

This past summer 15-year-old Leticia R., also known as LGiselle, won the DMA x Ableton Music Creators Contest. Her song, titled “Marble CAKE”, is a remix of Shawn Wasabi's Marble Soda. Any student taking our Music Production courses were able to submit their final...

Filling the Void of a Traditional Classroom

How Outside Agencies like DMA Meet the Demands of Ever-Changing Tech Industry Standards A debate is raging in America as to the state and future of our education system. It seems like classrooms are becoming more packed with students as budgets are cut and teachers...

Girls in Tech

Check out how girls are changing the world through STEM learning.

From Aspiring Coder to Microsoft Intern

Meet Sophia: A Made By Girls Student Success Story Here at Digital Media Academy, we are proud of the work our students have done over the years. Frequently, we have parents or students themselves reach out to us and thank specific instructors or courses for having a...

Uplyft + Made By Girls

Today, on Giving Tuesday, we’d like to talk about one of our more meaningful partnerships that allows us at DMA to give back. In 2015, we launched our Made By Girls program in order to create more and better opportunities for girls in the tech industry. Through MBG,...

2017 Made By Girls Scholarship Recipients

Meet the five young women who will be pursuing their passions for coding, engineering, and design this summer at Digital Media Academy as Made By Girls Scholars. The time is finally here – DMA’s 2017 Made By Girls Scholarship recipients have been chosen! After...

Summer Camp Life

Showcasing star students and their awesome projects, top instructors, and more!

Digital Media Academy x Ableton Contest Winner – LGiselle

This past summer 15-year-old Leticia R., also known as LGiselle, won the DMA x Ableton Music Creators Contest. Her song, titled “Marble CAKE”, is a remix of Shawn Wasabi's Marble Soda. Any student taking our Music Production courses were able to submit their final...

Stay Overnight This Summer!

Spending the Night at DMA's Camps Offers Incredible Opportunities Part of what makes going away to camp special is being able to make new friends and experience things you may not otherwise have a chance to at home. Staying overnight at a DMA camp is even more...

Insight into DMA’s Learning Methodology

Here at DMA, we pride ourselves on the high-quality educational experiences we provide students. Our instructors are the best, the curriculum is developed and refined year after year, and we look for the latest trends in education and...

Activities

Start creating with fun how-to’s, DIY projects, and tech tips!

Create a Paper Circuit Pin

Light up a robot in this fun activity from our friends at SparkFun We are excited to be attending the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. this weekend! For those of you who are paying us a visit, you'll be able to do this paper circuit...

Production Freebies for the Aspiring Music Producer

Free Resources to Inspire Your Next Track Beginning the production of a new track with a sweet sample is a surefire strategy for digging you out of the trenches of writer’s block. Sometimes hearing a jazzy flute lick or finding the right drum fill is all...

Creator Challenge: Make a Beat a Day

Hey all you beat-makers! There's no time like the present to reevaluate our creative processes and work-flows. In an effort to boost my efficiency and skills as a producer, I’ve set the goal of creating one beat a day. In this blog post, I’ll share with...