Full scholarships for one thousand students to attend Digital Media Academy Summer Tech Camp at Stanford

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ONE THOUSAND HIGH PERFORMERS AND LOW INCOME STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY SUMMER TECH CAMPS

  • The Nudelman Family Trust has granted US$1.2 million towards scholarships to attend Digital Media Academy summer camps in North America
  • 1,000 gifted students aged 10 – 17 will be able to attend summer programs at prestigious locations across the US and Canada including Stanford, Harvard, NYU, UCLA, UCSD and UC Irvine

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 – Thanks to a $1.2 million donation from The Nudelman Family Trust, one thousand excelling students in need of financial assistance will be provided with fully-paid-for tech summer camp opportunities. Digital Media Academy is dedicated to offering world-class STEM education globally through its Summer Tech Camps and Certified School Programs. Digital Media Academy believes that all driven and motivated students should have access to highquality tech education experiences, regardless of financial status. As a part of Digital Media Academy’s mission to increase the number of women in STEM, 500 of the scholarships will be reserved for girls.

These scholarships will be awarded based on both merit and need, and will cover the cost of tuition, meals and facility fees. The scholarships are for a one-week daily programs (8 hours each day for 5 days, totalling 40 hours of instruction).

Digital Media Academy provides immersive, project-based learning experiences aged for students aged 7-17 in a variety of STEM subjects. The summer camps offer various courses in film + photography, game design, music production, 3D modeling + design, coding + artificial intelligence, and robotics + engineering.

Digital Media Academy currently holds summer camps at 17 of the top universities across the US and Canada, all of which will be eligible for scholarship participation. Notable schools include Stanford University, Harvard University, Georgetown University, and University of Toronto.

“We are very proud to offer one thousand bright students the opportunity to join our summer camps at the most prestigious universities across US and Canada. We are looking forward to providing them with a unique experience where they will be experiencing cutting edge technology courses offered by Digital Media Academy,” – Nudelman Family (Andre, David, Luiza and Daniel).

“This grant has allowed us to offer a life changing experience to one thousand outstanding students who will be attending our Summer Camps. This opportunity will significantly enhance our reach and mandate to prepare the students for the future. Our team is committed to ensuring that the students who are granted scholarships will have an unforgettable and valuable week. We would also like to invite other donors to join this program, so that we can offer even more individuals this impactful experience.” – Vedika Narayanan, VP Business Development at Digital Media Academy

To be considered for financial assistance, all applicants must complete the Digital Media Academy Tech Camps Financial Assistance application in full. In order to complete the application, they will need to provide the following information:

  • A written statement/essay that states why they should be granted the scholarship.
  • Grade Point Average (upon receiving the award, they will be required to submit a proof of academic performance to confirm their performance).
  • A low income proof. Family annual income under $ 70,000.00.
  • A recommendation letter from an educator.
  • The Digital Media Academy Tech Camps location, course titles (three), and dates that they would like to attend.

Applications for the 2019 summer season are now available and can be filled out via the Digital Media Academy website. The Selection Committee, composed of prominent educators, will be selecting and notifying recipients in intervals, from April to June 2019.

Founded in 2002 at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is the leading innovator in technology education. For 16 years, we have provided immersive, projectbased learning experiences for students aged 7-17 at top universities across the US and Canada. We encourage and inspire teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers through a variety of programs. It’s our mission to foster a learning community of diversity and excellence through memorable and innovative educational experiences led by the highest-quality instructors.

Digital Media Academy summer programs are held at the following 16 universities across the US and Canada:

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • NYU
  • University Catholic Center, Austin
  • University of Houston
  • University of Chicago
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Washington
  • UCLA
  • UCSD
  • McGill University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia

DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY ANNOUNCES NEW COURSES FOR SUMMER 2019

Digital Media Academy introduces new courses to give the youth of today the tools for the future  

FEBRUARY 13, 2019 –​ Digital Media Academy, the leading innovator in technology education, is expanding its already extensive offerings by introducing nine new courses in its STEM summer camps. Digital Media Academy camps are held at top universities throughout the US and Canada and offer day camps as well residential camps where students can get an insight into university life. 

Is your child completely obsessed with video games? Turn that hobby into a profession with Digital Media Academy’s new Adventures in Game Coding course, available for students aged 9-12 years-old. If music production is their passion, Digital Media Academy is also offering Adventures in Electronic Music for the same Level 2 age group. Other new courses available for the Level 3 age group (12-17 years-old) include Audio Engineering & Songwriting, Advanced Filmmaking & Visual Effects, Content Creation & Streaming with YouTube & Twitch, Applied AI & Data Science, Mobile App Development, and Front-End Web Development. 

New Level 2 Courses for Students Aged 9-12 Years-Old:

Adventures in Game Coding – ​ Code Custom Games and Animations​       

Discover how to create animations, stories, and games while learning how to program using Scratch. Get a solid foundation in the basics of programming, learning how to use loops, conditionals, and variables to make interactive projects. Create your own custom game! *This course will be held at Harvard University, George Washington University, Stanford University, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, and in Austin.  

Adventures in Electronic Music – ​ Get into the Rhythm of Electronic Music Production​      

At the beginning of the week, students will learn the basics of music and how to use professional music recording software for creating and recording their own musical ideas. They will dive into the science of sound and synthesis and learn how to loop musical ideas in Ableton Live’s session view. By the end of the week, students will have created their own arrangement and production of an existing popular song. 

*This course will be held at Harvard University, George Washington University, Duke University, University of Washington, University of Chicago, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and in Austin.

New Level 3 Courses for Students Aged 12-17 Years-Old:

Content Creation & Streaming with YouTube & TwitchBecome a Content Creator and Grow Your Audience

Through this program, students will learn how to utilize fundamental Twitch and YouTube features and create content around their specific passion or interest. By the end of the week, they will have created their own YouTube and Twitch channels from scratch, learned how to configure their live stream on Twitch, and how to create engaging content for YouTube. *This course will be held at Harvard University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, Stanford University, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, University of Washington, University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, and in Austin.

Audio Engineering & Songwriting – Mix and Master Your Own Tracks

During this course, students will learn the creative process of songwriting and the technical theory behind modern day songs, while using advanced music production and audio engineering techniques. By the end of the week, students will have composed and produced their own song using tools like Hookpad editor and Ableton Live 10.

*This course will be held at Harvard University, George Washington University, Duke University, University of Washington, University of Chicago, Stanford University, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and in Houston.

Advanced Filmmaking & Visual Effects – Create a Film From Script to Screen

Students hit the ground running in Advanced Filmmaking, beginning with a rapid short narrative project that they complete during the first day of the course. They then learn about title design and basic VFX with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects, before launching into their second and final short film project that will be uploaded to their YouTube channels.

*This course will be held at Harvard University, George Washington University, University of

Washington, Duke University, University of Chicago, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Stanford University, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and in Austin and Houston.

Applied AI & Data ScienceMake Artificial Intelligence Part of Your Projects​     

Students will begin this course by exploring ways that AI is applied to data, tools, services, and how they can apply it to their own projects. By the end of the week, they will dive in the theory and math of machine learning, and solve data problems using those skills and strategies. * This course will be held at Harvard University, George Washington University, Duke University, University of Chicago, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, Stanford University, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and in Houston.

Mobile App Development​ -​ Start Coding the App You’ve Always Wanted​ 

During this course, students will create mobile phone applications using React Native, the cross platform development tool of choice for professional developers. Students will start by learning to weave together new skill sin HTML, Javascript, and CSS to create useful and fun apps. By the end of the week, students will learn to create strong UIs and apps or games of their choice.  *This course will be held at Harvard University, George Washington University, University of

Washington, Duke University, University of Chicago, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Stanford University, UCLA, UC San Diego, and in Austin and Houston.

Front-End Web Development Course Start Designing and Developing Amazing Websites​        Jump into the role of a web developer and understand what it means to truly design a user experience from the ground up. Through this course, students will learn how HTML, CSS, and Javascript work together to make dynamic web pages. By the end of the week, they will create their own website with complete UI, a simple database, and dynamic elements. *This course will be held at Harvard University, George Washington University, University of Chicago, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Stanford University, UC San Diego, and in Austin.

At all Digital Media Academy camps, students experience a well-balanced curriculum. In addition to class time, Digital Media Academy provides ‘Adventures’ campers with multiple unplugged outside breaks each day. During these breaks, kids can participate in a wide range of recreational, team-based, and character-building activities. Digital Media Academy sees this as the perfect opportunity to help campers make new friends and increase their personal confidence.

Digital Media Academy summer camps start from US$845 per week, but vary depending on course, location, and whether or not the student will need housing. For more information about Digital Media Academy, please click here.

Founded in 2002 at Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is the leading innovator in technology education. For 16 years, we have provided immersive, project-based learning experiences for students aged 7-17 at top universities across the US and Canada. We encourage and inspire teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers through a variety of programs. It’s our mission to foster a learning community of diversity and excellence through memorable and innovative educational experiences led by the highest-quality instructors.

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