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Austin Catholic Center Summer Camp

Address: 2010 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, United States
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Description Austin Catholic Center Summer Camp

  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Students age: 12-18.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: technical children's camp.

Since 2003, thousands of students took STEM courses, learning new skills, learned how to collaborate, being creative at a summer camp in Austin, Texas. The oldest DMA instructors work on campus - they share their knowledge, experience, help students with the implementation of their projects. The commitment of teachers makes the courses an amazing experience for children, adolescents from 9 to 18 years old, who want to discover, deepen their hobbies through studying at a summer camp. Young people will learn about video game design, film production, robotics, 3D printing, animation, and more.

Originally founded in 1835, today Austin is the center of the technical business, where the offices of the famous technology enterprises are located - Dell, IBM, 3M, Apple, Bioware, Blizzard Entertainment, Dropbox, eBay, PayPal, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Intel. Their presence brought Austin the name of Silicon Hills.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Austin Catholic Center Summer Camp

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
15.06.2020 -10.07.2020
12-18
from 5 870 $ / 2 weeks

3D Modeling & Animation Academy

The course will allow you to become a versatile 3D-artist, able to use software for gaming, cinema, TV modeling. Students will develop an understanding of the process of storytelling, character animation using standard 3D Autodesk Maya software.

The skills of 3D design, modeling open the door to all kinds of modern creative careers. 3D modeling course with Maya includes the study of workflows used by professionals, development, formation of 3D models, original 3D props, sets of figures, characters, basics of character design.

Using Autodesk Maya, young people will learn how to animate characters using lighting, settings, camera angles, workflows, take pre-mounted models, and animate them in an original short sequence telling a story.

The curriculum includes:

  • The process of planning, creating animation
  • Using 3D modeling software, Autodesk Maya
  • Development of organic, inorganic 3D models
  • UV mapping, applying texture to models
  • Lighting, scene rendering, use of advanced tools
  • Project planning
  • Using Autodesk Maya as an Animation Tool
  • Keyframes, interpolation of the graphic editor Maya.

What students will create:

  • Wide selection of 3D objects
  • Simple models from polygonal primitives, advanced models
  • Advanced modeling techniques
  • Character sculptures
  • Images of characters in expressive poses requiring subtle control.
29.06.2020 -10.07.2020
12-18
from 5 790 $ / 2 weeks

Game Development Academy with VR

The gaming industry continues to be a popular talent application for young people. Digital Media Academy gives students the opportunity to become the creators of digital media, develop their own games, gain virtual reality experience, and achieve significant achievements in this area. Using the standard game development environment, students will design their own game, learn how to use the Unity editor to develop levels, environments, program mechanics using C #, and simultaneously run several managed projects. Young people will work together or independently, work with assets, mechanics of their choice.

Participants will learn how to best use the Unity game development engine, solve unique design problems that arise when developing virtual, augmented reality, learn how the game engine controls everything from moving platforms to artificial intelligence, and learn the basics of C # programming.

Training program:

  • Game Development Processes
  • Writing clear, readable, efficient code
  • Troubleshooting, solving logical problems
  • Using the Unity Game Engine
  • Virtual landscape design, environmental design
  • Character movement control
  • Development workflows, user interface debugging
  • Editing, using three-dimensional environments
  • Programming game mechanics, basic scripts using C #
  • Understanding of the concepts of "geolocation", "stereoscopic vision"

Study results:

  • Two managed projects - flying bird, space shooter
  • One independent project
  • Multiple Unity 3D environments, scripts
  • 3D competitive levels
  • Individual player character
  • Unique player abilities
  • 3D, 2D games
  • Portfolio Unity Development.
15.06.2020 -10.07.2020
12-18
from 5 690 $ / 2 weeks

Audio & Music Production Academy

Audio & Music Production introduces professional music production, teaches you to use the most important tools in the industry - Ableton Live. Teenagers will learn sounds, layers, mixing, sampling, will program their digital music. An introduction to music production with Ableton helps students structure the song, recreate the sounds they hear, write unique tracks. Topics covered include recording, audio sampling, an advanced synthesizer, drum programming, improvisation, mixing basics, mastering. The program allows you to understand the process of music production, the basic theory, writing skills, to study advanced methods of music production, audio technology. By the end of the week, young people will compose, produce their own song, apply advanced concepts of music production.

Classes include:

  • Music Production Basics
  • Technical Theory of Audio
  • MIDI audio effects
  • Songwriting process
  • Composition theory
  • Record a song from start to finish
  • Using equalizer, effects, automation
  • Mixing, mastering.

Study results:

  • Original compositions, collages or remixes
  • The polished final mix of the original song
  • Group joint project
  • Own composition or remix
  • Remix of the song of another student.
15.06.2020 -10.07.2020
12-18
from 5 640 $ / 2 weeks

Filmmaking academy

Filmmaking Academy helps to study the film-making process using high-quality cameras Canon, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects. Each week ends with a film showing the class, staff, parents.

The course begins with the basic principles of a short narrative film production: script structure, functionality, camera operation, description of roles. Young people will learn teamwork, learn how to make storyboards, direct, edit, upload the completed project to their own YouTube channel.

Students will learn the design of captions, the basic VFX Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, begin to work on their short project. Students will develop film projects of various genres, including narration, music video, documentary films, and will leave the course with several completed videos.

Study Program:

  • The main language of film production, the structure of history
  • DSLR Camera Capture
  • Effective use of sounds, movie music
  • Advanced Adobe Premiere Editing Techniques
  • Advanced cinematography, the importance of staging
  • Storyboard, scene lock
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop Workflow, After Effects for VFX
  • Philosophy, sound design technology.

Training projects:

  • Two to three short videos
  • Original script
  • Short dialogue scene
  • A short scene of the dialogue of the protagonist against the antagonist
  • The final narrative film.
15.06.2020 -26.06.2020
12-18
from 6 240 $ / 2 weeks

Robotics & Engineering Academy

Robotics & Engineering teaches to design, program a robot using Arduino, a pi-top laptop using Python, they will take it home. The course introduces the world of robotics, electrical engineering, allows students to move from basic programming concepts, electronic circuits to creating a robot, exploring the capabilities of each sensor, actuator by programming the RedBot Arduino platform. Teenagers will master the basics of programming, circuitry, teach students to create their own unique projects using Raspberry Pi, various sensors. Young people will learn the basics of Python, physical computing with Pi, and use the Pi's Internet connection for remote communication.

Teenagers will take home a robot; the laptop they will assemble will be programmed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Programming in Arduino, Python
  • Electrical Engineering, Robotics
  • Engineering, coding
  • Signal processing, electronic circuit building
  • How to fix errors, solve logical problems
  • Install, use the Raspberry Pi
  • Python coding, command line interfaces.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Autonomous robot
  • Unique code development
  • Robot improvement projects, test courses
  • Own fully working latpop
  • Projects using the capabilities of Python, Raspberry Pi, Internet
  • Base code adaptable for future projects.
15.06.2020 -19.06.2020 29.06.2020 -03.07.2020
12-18
from 2 975 $ / week

Intro to 3D Modeling with Maya

Potential 3D artists capable of using software for gaming, cinema, TV modeling. 3D design, modeling open the door to all kinds of modern creative careers. After learning the basics of the user interface, Maya tools, students will develop complex forms, models. As soon as students become familiar with the basic concepts of modeling, they will receive advanced skills, methods, develop a human character, create textures. Throughout the course, students will gain an understanding of career opportunities, studio roles, teamwork.

Syllabus:

  • Using 3D Modeling Software - Autodesk Maya, Mudbox
  • Design of organic, inorganic 3D models
  • Mastering Texturing, UVs
  • Lighting, scene rendering using advanced Arnold Renderer tools
  • Planning, implementation of projects.

Classes allow you to learn:

  • Wide selection of 3D objects, Autodesk Maya, Mudbox
  • Designing models from Polygon Primitives, advanced models using block modeling techniques
  • Create sculptures of characters, creatures, characters, vehicle, surroundings, textures, lighting using the Mudbox toolkit.
22.06.2020 -26.06.2020 06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
12-18
from 2 975 $ / week

3D Character Animation with Maya

The course develops an understanding of the process of storytelling, character animation using standard 3D Autodesk Maya software. Teens will learn how to animate characters using lighting, settings, camera angles, learn work processes, use pre-mounted models, animate them in an original short sequence that tells a story.

Based on their knowledge of the basics of three-dimensional modeling, students use their design skills, move from modeling to animation, use key frames, facial expressions, character poses, object modeling, and the process of preparing for work.

Syllabus:

  • Using Autodesk Maya as an Animation Tool
  • Keyframes, Interpolations, Maya Chart Editing
  • The process of planning, performing animations.

Program Results:

  • Moving animations
  • Images of characters in expressive poses showing manual customization
  • Animated Snapshot Using Professional Characters
  • Demo video demonstrating the achievements of students in a week.
29.06.2020 -03.07.2020
12-18
from 2 895 $ / week

Intro to Game Design with Unity

Classes will help to understand the process of storytelling, character animation using standard 3D Autodesk Maya software. Young people will learn how to animate characters using lighting, settings, camera angles, study work processes, use pre-mounted models, and will be able to animate them in an original short sequence telling a story.

Based on their knowledge of the basics of three-dimensional modeling, students will apply their design skills for modeling, animation. By the end of the week, students will master key shots, facial expressions, character poses, object modeling, the process of preparing for work.

The course will teach:

  • Use Autodesk Maya as an Animation Tool
  • Apply keyframes, interpolations when editing Maya charts
  • Plan, shoot animated films.

Young people will develop:

  • Several moving animations
  • Characters in dynamics requiring subtle control
  • Animated Shots Using Professional Characters
  • Demo video demonstrating their work in a week.
06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
12-18
from 2 895 $ / week

Game Development with Unity & VR

Digital Media Academy teaches teenagers how to develop digital media: they learn Unity - the basic structure used in the development of most video games. Students will use the Unity editor to develop levels, environments, C # programming, several managed projects. Young people will work together or independently, develop their own game with assets, mechanics of their choice.

The course includes mastering:

  • Programming as a tool
  • Syntax, its interpretations
  • Game development processes
  • Create clear, readable, efficient code
  • Skills for eliminating errors, solving logical problems.

What students will create:

  • Two managed projects: flying bird, space shooter
  • One independent project
  • Several environments of Unity, 3D, scripts.
15.06.2020 -19.06.2020 29.06.2020 -03.07.2020
12-18
from 2 895 $ / week

Intro to Music Production with Ableton

Program participants will learn to professionally record music using Ableton, learn all about music production, create their own melody, developing audio production skills.

The course will teach technical, creative skills in the production of electronic music, the basics of music theory, the secrets of a spectacular melody, rhythm, mixing.

Young people will learn how to use professional music software correctly, record their own musical ideas, and will go the way of producing songs from beginning to end. Topics covered include beat production, audio, MIDI recordings, wavetable synthesis, creative samples, mixing, mastering. Young people will record original tracks, remixes, collages, remakes of popular songs using templates designed by teachers.

The curriculum includes:

  • Music Production Basics
  • Mixing
  • MIDI audio effects.

Study results:

  • Original compositions, collages or remixes
  • Group joint project
  • Remix of the song of another student
  • Polished final mix of ready-made tracks.
22.06.2020 -26.06.2020 06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
12-18
from 2 895 $ / week

Music Production & Songwriting with Ableton

Music is a powerful part of human collective experience, expanding its boundaries thanks to technology. Students will learn the creative process of writing songs, the technical side of modern music. At the beginning of the week, students will master the basics of music theory, compose music using the Hookpad editor, learn how to combine different types of sounds inspired by musical styles, record and edit live performances on Ableton Live 10. Teenagers will master advanced methods of music production, audio engineering. By the end of the week they will compose, produce their own song, apply advanced concepts of music production.

Task list:

  • Technical Theory of Audio
  • Songwriting process
  • Theory of music, composition
  • Using equalizer, effects, automation
  • Mixing technique, mastering.

Course results:

  • Original composition or remix
  • The final mix of the completed song
  • Remix of the song of another student.
15.06.2020 -19.06.2020 29.06.2020 -03.07.2020
12-18
from 2 845 $ / week

Intro to Filmmaking & Video Production w / Premiere

Using the latest equipment, techniques and software, camp participants will learn all the intricacies of video production, film shooting, and use a professional editing tool - Adobe Premiere.

Students will master the basic principles of short film production: script structure, camera functionality, working with the camera, description of roles, learn teamwork skills, make storyboards, direct, edit on their own. They will prepare two or three short films from start to finish, studying each step. Each student will edit their version of the project using material shot by a group of 3-5 people.

The curriculum includes:

  • The main language of film production, the structure of history
  • Effective use of sound, music in the film
  • DSLR Camera Shooting
  • Storyboards, scene locks
  • Post-Production Editing Adobe Premiere

What students will take home:

  • Two to three short films.
22.06.2020 -26.06.2020 06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
12-18
from 2 845 $ / week

Filmmaking & Visual Effects w / After Effects

Modern video, film products include a lot of post-production work to create an incredible visual experience. Based on the students' knowledge of the basic principles of filmmaking, students begin work starting with a short narrative project, which they complete on the first day of the course.

Pupils themselves choose the genres of their film projects - narration, music video, documentary, and art. Students will learn caption design, basic visual effects, VFX with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, before embarking on a second short project. Students will receive basic knowledge of sound design for the production of videos, films.

Classes allow you to master:

  • Advanced cinematography, the importance of staging
  • DSLR camera shooting
  • Photoshop Basic Workflow, After Effects for VFX
  • New Adobe Premiere editing methods
  • Sound design basics.

Course projects:

  • Original script
  • Short dialogue scene
  • A short dialogue of the protagonist against the scene antagonist
  • Final Project is a short film.
15.06.2020 -19.06.2020
12-18
from 2 990 $ / week

Build a robot with arduino

Program participants will design, program the robot using the Arduino, and then take it home. This experience gives an excellent idea of the world of robotics, electrical engineering, young people will move from basic programming concepts, electronic circuits to creating a robot, exploring the capabilities of each sensor, actuator by programming with Arduino to perform automated tasks. The week ends with a choice of two final tests: a navigation course in the maze, a battle with balloons.

Course of Study:

  • Programming in Arduino
  • Signal processing
  • Building electronic circuit
  • Elimination of errors, solution of logical problems.

Final projects:

  • Autonomous robot
  • Unique code
  • Robot improvement projects, test courses
  • Programmable Arduino Robot.
22.06.2020 -26.06.2020
12-18
from 3 250 $ / week

Build and Program a Laptop w / Python

Creating your own laptop using Raspberry Pi, Python opens up a new world for students, where they are designers, creators of incredible things. Young people will collect, take home a pi-top laptop: an ideal tool that will help them learn how to code, create amazing devices, and take their knowledge to a new level.

The course is based on knowledge of basic programming, circuitry, it allows students to create their own unique projects using Raspberry Pi and various sensors. Students will learn the basics of Python, physical computing with Pi, using an Internet connection for remote communication.

The objectives of the camp:

  • Configure, use the Raspberry Pi
  • Command line interfaces
  • Python coding.

Study results:

  • Projects using the capabilities of Python, Raspberry Pi, the Internet
  • Base code adaptable to the needs of future projects
  • Pi-top laptop.
15.06.2020 -10.07.2020
9-12
from 2 910 $ / week

Adventures in animation

Participants in Adventures in Animation will learn how to make animated films using the same processes as the animators Pixar, Cartoon Network, Disney.

Create drawings, bring them to life, using production methods such as timelines, key frames, Toon Boom Harmony software (used to create Sponge Bob and many other popular cartoons). Participants will gain experience in teamwork, meet like-minded people sharing their interests, and learn new methods of animation (clay processing, human animation). After completing the work, students will take home a short animated film.

What students will learn:

  • Basic animation skills, storytelling basics
  • Ability to create "clay" animation, human animation
  • Cartoon drawing techniques
  • Cartoon development, character creation
  • Professional animation program Toon Boom Harmony.

Course Material:

  • Digital illustrations, simple drawings.
  • Storyboards, project plans for animation projects
  • 2D animated short films, the use of key frames, simple drawings
  • The final animation clip that demonstrates the results of the students.

Accommodation, housing and food

  • Full-time courses are conducted daily from Monday to Friday from 9 to 17 hours. The extended day option allows families to extend their children's stay until 18:00 from Monday to Thursday.
  • Students can get lunch on campus for an additional fee of $ 95 / week.
  • Summer camp offers accommodation. Cost of living - $ 895 / week.
  • A children's academy camp offers fun weekend group activities: side events, day trips around the area. The stay from Sunday to Friday is $ 490 / weekend.

Events Austin Catholic Center Summer Camp

A children's academy camp conducts weekly presentations of student achievements where participants can invite their family and friends. Parents, families can learn more about the fun, exciting activities that the child attends during the week, get the opportunity to meet with the child's instructor, discuss the important concepts covered by the program, and possible further educational steps. The presentation is held from 15 to 16 hours.

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Advantages

  • DMA teachers are respected educators, experienced artists, and technical industry professionals who seek to share their knowledge.
  • Each course is taught by a leading instructor with the support of assistants, which guarantees the optimal ratio between students, teachers, makes studying a personalized experience. The summer teaching team is passionate about technology learning, many of them themselves are DMA graduates.

Training includes:

  • Personalized feedback
  • Student Achievement Report
  • Diploma or certificate of completion
  • Adobe Creative Cloud full license up to 12 months
  • Unlimited Google Apps Email Account
  • Low student to student ratio
  • Developed technological equipment
  • Opportunities alumni club.

Equipment Austin Catholic Center Summer Camp

Children's Academy Camp provides the latest technology (virtual reality, 3D printers, cameras). Students learn the most reliable technologies of the highest quality, the latest versions of the best software products from industry leaders - Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, LEGO and others.

The list of technical educational partners allows children to gain a unique professional experience, work with Canon, Ultimaker, Ableton, enjoy exclusive discounts, attend events and much more.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees


 

Extra fees:

  • Application fee 138 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Foreign students should be fluent in English at a level sufficient to understand the teacher, everyday communication.

Scholarships Austin Catholic Center Summer Camp

The Nudelman Family Fund provides students with a thousand full scholarships. DMA strives to provide world-class STEM education to interested, motivated students. Half of the scholarships are reserved for girls as part of women's increased access to STEM's high-quality teaching experience.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, needs, cover the cost of tuition, meals, service fees. Acceptance of applications for receipt ends two weeks before the start date of the selected course.

Candidates fill out an application for a scholarship on the site. To fill out the application you will need the following information:

  • Personal data
  • Written statement / essay explaining why a student should receive a scholarship
  • Average mark (after receiving the award you must provide proof of academic achievement)
  • A letter of recommendation from the teacher
  • Income statement
  • Desired place (s) and course (s) of technical camps.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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