The Digital Media Academy summer camps at New York University provides a dynamic setting for students ages 12 to 18 to learn skills from experienced instructors and through collaboration with peers.
Students participating in the Digital Media Academy at New York University get the full experience of New York City and this world-class university while taking challenging courses chosen from a diverse lineup of STEM subjects, including game design, music production, computer science, robotics and engineering. Two-week sessions include personalized feedback from instructors, collaborative learning and the creation of a professional portfolio.
A typical day begins with dropoff at 8:30 a.m. followed by hands-on STEM instruction in the morning, lunch and then additional classroom time in the afternoon separated by a 30-minute break. Pickup starts at 4:30 p.m., with an extended day option beginning at 5 p.m. The program features low student-instructor ratios and take-home technology.
Learn on the New York University (NYU) campus and eat in the same dining halls as its undergrads.
DMA classrooms border the culturally and historically significant Washington Square Park, where much of NYU’s rich history in the arts and letters occurred. Artists of the Hudson River School (the United States’ first prominent school of painters) created major works of art right in Washington Square. And some of America’s greatest writers – including Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman – were active in the NYU art scene centered at the park. As a nod to this rich cultural heritage, NYU has several world-famous museums, libraries and art galleries for students to explore.