Unique techie summer camp comes to Boston and other communities

 Offbeat, digital media, events

Kudos for companies going the extra mile to help folks during this economy. The Digital Media Academy (DMA) is offering a 50% discount to those who have lost their jobs and to the military and veterans.

Th DMA is a summer program for kids, teens and adults that offers the latest digital art and media techniques from top instructors using state-of-the-art equipment. Courses can be taken individually or combined for multi-week certifications at prestigious college and university campuses including University of Chicago, Stanford University (San Francisco), UCLA (Los Angeles), Harvard University (Boston), George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), Brown University (Providence, RI), and the University of Texas at Austin.

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Looking for a fun summer camp for teens that provides new skills in the world of digital media and lays a foundation for their future? Or do you know someone who's lost their job and wants entry to a field that continues to thrive despite a declining economy? Wanting to change fields or enhance your digital media skills yourself?

Digital Media Academy is recognized as the premier summer program for kids, teens and adults. The whole family can enjoy learning the latest digital art and media techniques from top instructors in an encouraging project-based environment using state-of-the-art equipment. The consolidated (4-5 day) courses can be taken individually or combined for multi-week certifications at prestigious college and university campuses including University of Chicago, Stanford University (San Francisco), UCLA (Los Angeles), Harvard University (Boston), George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), Brown University (Providence, RI), and the University of Texas at Austin.

These prestigious DMA courses will be offered at Harvard University from July 20-August 14th. At DMA, "campers" are taught how to design and create video games, animation, movies, digital photography and websites, while developing lifelong passion and skills that translate directly to careers in design, engineering, computer science, and more.

DMA is even offering a 50% discount to those who have lost their jobs and to the military and veterans (go to www.digitalmediaacademy.org for more information).

DMA has something for each member of the family with its diverse offering of courses. Digital Media Adventures caters to ages 7-13, with day and residential camps in robotics, game design, web design, filmmaking and cartoon and comic creation, taught by professionals and teachers with a passion and talent for inspiring young minds.

Teen courses for ages 13-18 are offered at beginning to advanced levels with an optional residential pre-college experience. New for 2009, DMA has partnered with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to create a music and video production course, entitled "Come Together", that is sure to attract students from around the world.

Adults can take professional level courses in film, web design, digital photography, animation and more.

"We think parents want to invest in their kids, and want the best programs out there," says Phil Gibson, President, DMA. "The courses at DMA allow parents to feel good about their investment by not only providing a fun and enriching environment, but an investment in their children's futures – and their own."

For more information on the courses, campuses and schedules, visit www.digitalmediaacademy.org.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jo-Ann Geffen / Laura Johnson
JAG Entertainment
(818) 905-5511
jgeffen@jagpr.com / laurajohnsonpr@yahoo.com

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