Digital Culture Summer Institute

June 1-19, 2020

ASU Tempe campus
Schedule and registration information for Summer 2020 coming soon!

Join faculty and graduate students from ASU’s Digital Culture program to engage your artistic and technical sides in a series of short, project-focused courses. Topics include code for games, design thinking, autonomous vehicles, video editing, augmented reality, digital sound design, 3d modeling, beat making, digital fabrication, animation, and more - see our schedule for this summer’s complete list! Our program seeks to spark your creativity while integrating arts, science and engineering. We keep the student-to-staff ratio low, which means lots of opportunities for individualized attention, mentorship and guidance on your projects. Access to state-of-the-art technology like new computers with professional media software and a fully equipped fabrication lab makes this unique camp a great experience for future makers, artists, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs.

The program is organized into three independent weeks of courses, with a track for High School (grades 10-12) students and Junior High (grades 7-9) students. Each week students select 3 of the courses being offered. Students may enroll for one, two, or all three weeks. Class size is limited and enrollment will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Tejaswi Gowda
Tejaswi Gowda
Suren Jayasuriya
Suren Jayasuriya
Stacey Kuznetsov
Stacey Kuznetsov
Byron Lahey
Byron Lahey
Robert LiKamWa
Robert LiKamWa
Sharon McCaman
Sharon McCaman
Loren Olson
Loren Olson
Samuel Pena
Samuel Peña
Althea Pergakis
Althea Pergakis
Shahab Sagheb
Shahab Sagheb
Kimberlee Swisher
Kimberlee Swisher
Seth Thorn
Seth Thorn
David Tinapple
David Tinapple
Steven Weiner
Steven Weiner
How much does it cost?
There is a registration tuition fee of $350 per week. This fee includes instruction and all material costs.
Who teaches the courses?
Faculty from the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering - part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts - develop the curriculum and co-teach with graduate students. Undergraduate students serve as classroom assistants and extra staff.
Can students enroll for only part of the day, or part of the week?
No. Enrollment is on a weekly basis and students must enroll for the full day. Students can leave early or miss a day, but the tuition is paid for full enrollment.
Do students have to sign up for all 3 weeks?
No. Students can enroll for 1, 2, or all 3 weeks. We have developed the program to make each week independent. That creates more flexibility to meet your schedule challenges and budget constraints.
Do you provide lunch for the students?
No. Students should bring a lunch, or it is possible to purchase a lunch. Staff members walk all students to the Memorial Union to eat lunch. There are several options for purchasing a lunch at the Union. If students bring their own lunch, please keep in mind that it won't be refrigerated during the morning.
My student has never done programming before. Will this program be a good fit?
Yes! We encourage beginners to attend and we welcome students with varying levels of experience. Project-based learning allows for students to progress at their own pace and level.
Do you offer scholarships?
No. We hope to secure funding to create scholarships, however we do not have any at this time.
Should my student enroll in the Junior High or High School track?
The Junior High track is intended for students enrolling in grades 7-9 in the next fall term. The High School track is for students enrolling in grades 10-12 in the next fall term, or just graduated High School seniors. If you want to discuss your student's best fit, please email us.
Where are the kids dropped off and picked up? Is there parking?
We are located in Stauffer B on the Tempe Campus. There is limited pay-by-the-hour parking available near our building on Myrtle Ave, and in Lot 20 at Myrtle Ave and 9th Street. We have an optional waiver to allow students to arrive/leave the building without escort to meet you, if that is appropriate for your student.




The Digital Culture Summer Institute was created by the School of Arts, Media and Engineering - part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. AME's Digital Culture initiative is an innovative degree program that offers students interdisciplinary degrees learning technology, design, media and art. For more information, please visit ame.asu.edu.

For questions contact:
loren.olson@asu.edu
kimberlee.swisher@asu.edu