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Photography & Graphic Design Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Build a Portfolio of Photography and Design

Take a deep dive into the world of photography and graphic design. You’ll learn how to develop your own photography style and work in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to make your images pop!

Week 1, Digital Photography & PhotoshopWith instructor guidance you’ll learn how to consistently produce superior quality images with a DSLR camera using aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. You’ll then be introduced to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Week 2, Graphic DesignThis week will focus on mentorship and a deeper dive into the professional world of a graphic designer. Students work on challenging real-world projects that professional designers encounter and walk away with an impressive graphic design portfolio.

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

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

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (2 Weeks)
Hardware + Software: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Each student is required to bring their own DSLR camera. Bringing a full-size tripod is recommended. DMA is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal items.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• How to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
• 
How to design a logo, work with typography, and colorization techniques.
• 
How to use a DSLR camera using manual settings.
• Understand shutter speed, ISO, and aperture controls.

What Students Create

• A portfolio of graphic design and photography work.

More About This Course

In our Photography & Graphic Design Academy, highly qualified instructors work with students to make their creative ideas a reality and capture vibrant digital images and footage. This course is ideal for students wanting to explore the world of professional DSLR photography, understand the basics of graphic design and imagery, improve their editing skills using industry software, and polish their portfolios to show to friends, family, schools or potential clients.

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.

In our Photography & Graphic Design Academy, highly qualified instructors work with students to make their creative ideas a reality and capture vibrant digital images and footage. This course is ideal for students wanting to explore the world of professional DSLR photography, understand the basics of graphic design and imagery, improve their editing skills using industry software, and polish their portfolios to show to friends, family, schools or potential clients.

What Students Learn

• How to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
• 
How to design a logo, work with typography, and colorization techniques.
• 
How to use a DSLR camera using manual settings.
• Understand shutter speed, ISO, and aperture controls.

What Students Create

• A portfolio of graphic design and photography work.

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.

What Students Learn

• Learn to develop stories and write scripts
• Understand the narrative arc
• Develop and understanding for filmmaking
• Learn to develop stories and write scripts
• Understand the narrative arc
• Develop an understanding for filmmaking
• Create an online presence using YouTube

What Students Create

• A portfolio of graphic design and photography work.

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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Photography & Graphic Design Academy 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 Photography & Graphic Design Academy 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 STEM 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

“I liked the teaching style and how relaxed it was. I met tons of other talented kids and learned so much about graphic design.”

Kevin W.
Graphic 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is photo editing or design experience required?

No. This is an introductory course. No art, photography or design experience required.

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