Digital Culture
Summer Institute

June 6-24, 2016
9am to 5pm
ASU Tempe Campus
Stauffer B Building

Are you interested in 3D design and 3D printing? Digital music? Making games? Using technology to be creative? Love both art AND engineering? Come this June and join faculty and graduate students from ASU’s Digital Culture program to engage both your artistic and technical sides in a series of short, project-focused modules ranging from producing digital music to coding for games to 3D printing and projection mapping. Low student to staff ratios make this camp engaging and with lots of individualized attention. Access to state-of-the-art technology like new Macbooks with tons of professional media software and a fully equipped fabrication lab makes this unique camp an experience for future makers, artists, entrepreneurs, and engineers.


June 6th-10th June 13th-17th June 20th-24th

Digital Music
Learn fundamentals of digital music theory and learn to use professional Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), midi controllers, and iPad apps to be musically expressive and create your own digital music compositions.

How to Code for Games
Never done any programming or coding before but always wanted to try? Get introduced to basic programming concepts and use code for visual media and your very own mini-game.

Making Games
Learn to use professional industry software for 2D and 3D games (Unity) and make your own game!

Digital Fabrication
Learn what goes into the process of digital fabrication: experiment with 3D design, 3D printing, laser cutting in a state-of-the-art fabrication lab with modern industry standard software.

Experimental Musical Instruments
The ultimate applied knowledge of arts and technology fusion - learn the fundamentals of digital music theory and sound, then learn about beginning circuits and conductivity with the the MaKey MaKey. Combine these skills to imagine and implement an innovative new musical object or sound experience of your own.

Interactive Media
How do we engage with media, community, and the arts in a modern, connected, and transdisciplinary 21st century? Experiment with and learn about interactive media and modern digital art. Study creative media editing and user experience design. Write basic software, set up tangible experiences like projection mapping, and create interactive media experiences.


How to Code

Interactive Media

Media Production

Digital Fabrication


Experimental Musical Instruments

Digital Music

Professional Media Tools

Making Games

Projection Mapping


Expressive Computing


The Summer Institute is open to students entering grades 7-12, and just-graduated seniors. There is a registration tuition fee of $300 for one week, or $510 for two weeks, or $675 for the entire 3 weeks. This fee includes instruction and all material costs.

The Digital Culture initiative is a degree program through the Herberger Institute at ASU that offers students interdisciplinary degrees learning technology, design, media and art. For more information, please visit

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