Academics Digital Media Arts Summer Camp

Digital Media Arts Summer Camp

Congratulations, you’ve noticed a creative talent in your teen! Now is the perfect time to support your child’s passion by sending them to Digital Media Arts Summer Camp at Flashpoint Chicago. Our two-week summer camp is designed to foster your child’s creativity and teach them how their talents can be applied to careers in the digital media arts industry. This is our specialty!

We offer studio workshops in Film Production, Music Recording, Graphic Design as well as Animation + Digital Art. Your student will be immersed in a high-tech environment with creative peers from not only the Chicagoland Area but also young creatives from around the country. This urban educational experience will inspire your child and have them looking forward to college.

Campers who take advantage of the student housing option, will have the opportunity to participate in evening and weekend supervised entertainment venues & Chicago cultural activities. (Music & Art Festivals, Lake Cruise Tour, Movies, Live Shows)


Session 1: Jun 24 –  Jul 12, 2019
Session 2: Jul 15  – Aug 2, 2019 

Time: 9am – 3pm    (Open Studio Lab 3pm – 5pm)

Open to High School Students


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Hosted on our college campus, Flashpoint’s summer camp is led by industry professionals. With expert guidance from faculty and alumni as well as weekly field trips within the industry, your child will have the opportunity to strengthen their artistic skills and produce culturally significant, multifaceted digital media content.

At the end of each session, you are personally invited to attend a final showcase and revel in the fruits of your camper’s labor and creativity. Bring friends and family to show how proud you are!



Film Production
The young creatives who choose to attend our Film Production studio workshop will learn how to bring their visions to the big screen. This project-based course experience will provide participants an introduction to digital film production. Collaborating with their peers, they’ll take an idea from conception through post production, transforming what they imagined into an original short film.

Your high school student will learn basic screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography & editing skills using professional equipment like HD cameras, location audio gear, our Foley Lab, and industry-standard editing programs. We welcome you to watch your child’s vision come to life in our high-tech screening room with family and friends at the end of the session.

Music Recording
If your child loves music, this is an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn how recording engineers turn a studio performance into a professional recording. Campers will receive hands-on training in our professional music control room, recording studios, and digital audio workstation labs while recording live musicians. At the end of two weeks, your high school student will walk away with a solid foundation in professional recording techniques as well as their own mix of the studio recording produced with their efforts!

Graphic Design
From magazines to movie posters, examples of graphic design are everywhere we look. Flashpoint Campers will learn how the pros use words, images, lines, and colors to capture audience attention in our Graphic Design workshop. During this two week experience, your child will work with industry leaders and influencers to learn how to take an idea from concept to completion. All this while using professional tools like Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator to build a foundation in editing, filtering, and distortion of images. Then, students will combine the skills they learn to create an original corporate identity (logo) and promotional graphics for a real-life Chicago company or nonprofit organization that they will present on our last day of camp!

Animation + Digital Art
Our Digital Art and Animation workshop allows your student to express their creative voice through the 3D modeling and animation mediums. They will have the opportunity to take their art to the next level and, literally, into the next dimension. Campers are given a glimpse into how the visual effects industry is bigger than movies, television and games. After learning sketching and concepting, your high school student is taught the wonders of creating a 3D Model character that could be used in a multitude of end products like movies, apps or games. You will have the opportunity to bask in their creation during our Friday final showcase!


Threadless Partnership
Threadless and Flashpoint Chicago have partnered for the past year to produce the Threadless Podcast and to create an artist shop for the college. Within our shop, we upload designs directly from the Flashpoint Summer Camp students. In this shop, Summer Campers’ designs are featured and available to the public to purchase! A portion of the proceeds goes towards a scholarship fund for future Flashpoint Chicago Summer Campers.


  • A new and enhanced perspective of the Digital Media Arts industry
  • A professional portfolio of work they can build on
  • A better idea of what they may or may not want to pursue as a career
  • New relationships with like-minded peers and professionals who share similar passions
  • Experience in a college setting that can help them overcome fears about college life
  • Increased self-confidence in their abilities and improved collaboration skills
  • An understanding of social responsibility and community service


Your participating high school student has the option of spending the camp session in affordable and supervised student housing at University Center in the heart of the Chicago Loop, located minutes away from our campus, Millennium Park and more. For rates and detailed information, contact Bruce Winston at 312.506.0714 or


Contact Bruce or use the form on the right to Request More Info.
Bruce Winston – Director of Summer Programs
More information is coming soon, so stay tuned!

Tuition and Fees

2-Weeks Summer Camp Tuition – $ 1,950

What’s included:

  • Program course instruction & supervision – led by Flashpoint instructors and alumni
  • Daily lunch and snacks Monday – Friday
  • Weekly Industry Field Trips and Transportation
  • Guest Artist Workshops
  • Supplies and Materials
  • Summer Camp Kit (camp-branded backpack, t-shirt and city guide/sketchbook)

2-Weeks Room & Board – $1,225 (shared suite) $1,685 (semi-private suite)

What’s included:

  • Resident Assistants & Tour Guide Supervision
  • Transportation
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner
  • Evening social activities & city exploration
  • Weekend entertainment and events (Music & Art Festivals, Lake Cruise,
    Movies & Live Shows)


No room and board, Tuition Only $1950
Room and Board plus Tuition $3175

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