Ranked one of the world’s ten best summer camps by Worth.com, DMA offers computer and digital arts summer camps for kids ages 6 to 12 and teens 12 to 17. Learn key STEM skills through hands-on project work: Programming in Java™ and C++; video game design and advanced Minecraft™ modding; app and game development for iOS and Android™; digital filmmaking, robotics and more. Create the future at DMA!


California (Santa Clara Univ., Stanford Univ., UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD), Colorado (Aspen Schools, Regis Univ., Denver), Connecticut (Yale Univ.), Illinois (Univ. of Chicago), Massachusetts (Harvard Univ.), Michigan (Univ. of Michigan – Ann Arbor), New York (Concordia College, Marymount Manhattan College, New York Univ.), Pennsylvania (Bryn Mawr College, Drexel Univ.), Texas (UT Austin), Washington (Univ. of Washington – Seattle), Washington, D.C. (George Washington Univ.), Canada (UBC, McGill University, Univ. of Toronto).


Founded in 2002 by technology educators from Stanford University, and led by former Stanford educators and interactive education and entertainment creators from Apple and Walt Disney Studios, Digital Media Academy delivers a world-class digital learning experience.

Our students learn video game design, iPhone and iPad app development, Google Android app development, robotics, computer programming using Java or C++, digital filmmaking, digital photography, website design, 3D modeling, animation and so much more.

Beginning-to-advanced student campers age 6-17 learn by doing with hands-on instruction from industry professionals who share real-world experience. Many of DMA’s instructors have literally written the book on the subject that they teach. DMA alumni include television and music producers, filmmakers and professional photographers, as well as game and app developers.

At DMA, students experience life on the campus of a prestigious American university like Stanford, Harvard or UCLA (just to name a few) while making friends and learning with others who share the same interests. Small class sizes (8:1 max) guarantee a personalized experience. Students work on their own personal project in every class.*

*DMA Studios is a group-based, project-learning experience. 

- Stanford University accreditation - Get Stanford continuing studies credits to enhance a college portfolio or resume
- Separate teaching and activity staffs
- The lowest student-to-staff ratio – ranging from 3:1 or 8:1, depending on classroom needs
- The latest software and hardware – Apple computers
- A balanced experience for kids, including great outdoor activities
- Optional residential program includes organized evening and weekend activities – video game competitions, movie premieres and more
- Family owned and operated. (We're parents, too!)

The Best Acting Coach in Texas, Cathryn Hartt gives hands-on attention to 5-9 students per camp. Camps: On-Camera / Disny-Comedy-Improv / Star I (start-up getting organic) / Audition (voice-over, camera, commercial, natural film, improv, cold-read, spokesperson)

Cathryn Hartt, a Juilliard graduate, is one of the most highly sought-after professional acting coaches in the region. Ms. Hartt was awarded the Best Acting Coach in Texas by Backstage, Best Acting Coach in Dallas and Dallas' Best Art School. She is an Expert Advisor and columnist for Backstage (the industry's top casting publication) and is highly recommended by top agents as the go-to coach to hone for L.A. style film and N.Y.stage acting.

Ms Hartt does many of the audition tapes sent to L.A. A few of her clients are: Morgan Fairchild (Ms. Hartt's sister - FLAMINGO ROAD, DALLAS, FREINDS, 2 1/2 MEN, CHUCK), Debby Ryan (SUITE LIFE ON DECK and JESSIE), Noah Ringer (Ang in LAST AIRBENDER), Hunter Parrish (WEEDS), Brighton Sarbino (Lizzie on WALKING DEAD), Logan Henderson (BRAND NEW DAY, BIG TIME RUSH), Hunter Knoche (SMUCKER'S commercial series) and many others.

Besides summer camps, Ms. Hartt also does year-round 6 week class sessions, 1-day intensives and privates to prep for auditions or performances or taped auditions.

Also, check out Hartt and Soul Online Courses and bi-weekly webinar classes that can be taken year-round in the privacy of your own home.

Intensive Performing and Media Arts Programs set on the 400-acre campus of St. Stephen's School in the scenic Texas Hill Country in Austin, Texas.


Texas Arts Project is not your ordinary summer camp. While we enjoy many standard camp activities, the real excitement comes when campers discover the joy of creation and the thrill of performance. Outstanding teaching, direction, and performance experiences enhance skill, encourage cooperative work, and nurture self-confidence. St. Stephens' faculty, college professors and regional and national working artists join together as we strive for excellence through an artistic program where students are actively encouraged to find the place where process meets product.

Junior Camps (Ages 9-13)
Junior 1 (Beg – Int)
Week-long Sessions // $1,175
Session 1: June 7 – 12, 2015
Session 2: ​June 28 – July 3, 2015

Junior 2 (Int -​ Adv)
2-week Session // $1,975
​June 14 – June 27, 2015

Senior Camp (Ages 14-18)
3-​week Session // $2,575 - $2,775
​June 14 – July 5, 2015

Senior Advanced Camp - College Prep Program (Ages 15-18)
4-​week Session /​/ $3,075
​June 7 – July 5, 2015

Faculty hails from New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, and Austin.

Former campers are studying at top college programs such as Juilliard, CCM, Texas State, Ithaca, NYU, Northwestern and more. Others are winning national film competitions, acting in television and commercials and performing in theatres around the country.

TAP is located at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, a 428-acre campus near Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, offering breath-taking views and state-of-the-art facilities. The arts facilities include the Helm Fine Arts Center featuring the Temple Family Theatre, a 410-seat performance venue and proscenium stage; the Scanlon Art Gallery; two fully equipped art studios; a 100-seat recital hall; and an open-air portico overlooking Lake Austin.

4. Broadway Bound
5. Texas Shakespeare Festival Acting Workshop

This workshop is geared to young actors who would like the training and insight of professional actors.

Two One-Week Acting Workshops

Dates: July 11-July 19th & July 25-August 2
Location: Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, TX
Students will live on the Kilgore College Campus

Daily classes from 8:30 AM–5:30 PM
Subjects include:
1. Audition Techniques: How to choose the right monologue, basic headshot information and a "how to" for resumes, marketing yourself, and discovering what roles fit you.
2. Stage Combat: Learn a choreographed fight with rapier swords, daggers, and more.
3. Musical Theatre: Finding your vocal range, choosing a song, vocal exercises and techniques.
4. Voice and Speech: Breath support, pitch, control, posture, diction, dialects, and vocal warm ups for the actor
5. Movement: In movement class you will discover how to refocus the pre-audition jitters into a positive energy. It is applied to recovering freedom of movement, impulse control and attention to poise.
6. Classical and Contemporary Scene Work: Students will rehearse scenes and monologues from period pieces such as Shakespeare and modern works as well like Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard.
7. Shakespearean Text: Become more familiar with the text of Shakespeare. You will be comfortable and confident speaking Shakespearean language.

Students will get to see all of Texas Shakespeare Festival 2009 Season:
Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Moliere’s Tartuffe, the musical She Loves Me and our children’s show Rumpelstiltskin

6. Genesis Children's Theatre Summer Camps

Let the spotlight shine on you this summer! Weekly and 2 week camps.ages 6-18 led by a professional staff with unequaled experience.

Genesis Theatre is the newest, high quality, non profit children’s theatre in North Texas! We provide each acting student with the training they need to be successful on the stage and in life because theatre is more than being onstage; it is a vehicle for learning.

Announcing our summer 2015 Drama Camps and Productions for 2015!

2 Week Production Classes:

High School Musical (Grades 4-8) **FULL - NO MORE REGISTRATIONS**
Rehearsals begin June 15th. Monday-Friday 6PM-9PM. Performances: June 26-27th. Show is single cast.
Tuition: $300

Babes in Arms (Grades 5-9)
Rehearsals begin July 13th Monday-Friday 12PM-6PM. Performances: July 24 & 25. Show is single cast.
Tuition $350

Urinetown, the Musical (Grades 7th and Up)
Rehearsals begin August 3rd Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM. Performances: August 14-16. Show is single cast.
Master classes are included in rehearsal.
Tuition: $425

All 1 Week Camps will include a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp! All campers are required to learn their lines, songs and dances at home. Costumes provided by Genesis.

1 Week Morning Acting Camps: Grades 1st-3rd, Tuition $200, Performances on Fridays

MINECRAFT: June 8th, 9AM-12PM
Guardians of the Universe(Gr. 1st-4th): June 15th, 9AM-12PM
Alice in Wonderland: June 15th, 9AM-12PM
The Jedis Awaken: June 22nd, 9AM-12PM
Beginning Auditioning Technique (Gr. 3rd+): June 29th, 9AM-12PM
The Princess and the Frog: July 6th, 9AM-12PM
Lego's XTREME: July 13th, 9AM-12PM
Oh, Peanuts!: July 13th
Frostbite, Elsa's Musical: July 20th, 9AM-12PM
Charlotte's Web: July 27th, 9AM-12PM
Peter Pan (Gr. 3rd-5th): July 27th, 9AM-12PM

1 Week Afternoon Camps: Grades 3rd+, Tuition $225 unless otherwise noted, Performances on Fridays

Jurassic World: June 8, 1PM-5PM
Student Written/Directed Shows: June 22, 1PM-5PM
Advanced Auditioning Technique: June 29, 1PM-5PM
Sleeping Beauty: June 6, 1PM-5PM
Harry Potter: June 6, 1PM-5PM **FULL - NO MORE REGISTRATIONS**
Frostbite, Elsa's Musical: July 27, 1PM-5PM **FULL - NO MORE REGISTRATIONS**

1 Week Evening Classes: Tuition Varies, Performances on Fridays

En Guard Shakespeare & Stage Combat: June 1st, 5PM-9PM
Contemporary Musical Theatre Workshop: July 6th, 5:30PM-9PM
A Capella Group!: July 27th, 5:30PM-9PM

7. Young Actors Performing Arts

Get the best Acting training and be CAST in lead roles in (2) Performances! Our 20th year!

Summer Acting Camp for TV & Film Young Actors in Texas!

Get the best Acting training and be CAST in lead roles in (2) Performances!

Each busy week (Mon-Friday) is filled with acting classes, rehearsals and performances! It’s the most complete and intense acting camp in Texas!

Learn Improvisational acting, Commercial on-camera acting, Comedy & Drama for Film Scene study, plus be Cast in a starring role on a short Drama film Production fully edited for TV and in a half hour TV Sitcom performance that
is Taped before a Live audience!

A DVD copy of your performances is included & tickets to the Show!

No Acting Camp like this anywhere! Our 20th year! Rated by D-Magazine as Dallas best. Great for the aspiring young actor to the more experienced actor! Here’s your chance to work with real professionals and experience the highly acclaimed acting camp that has launched
many young actors into Hollywood!

8. Funtastic Summer Camps At Rising Star Academy
9. Applause Theatre Co
10. Kids Make TV Camp

Spend your summer making your own movies, music videos and animations!

At Kids Make TV Camp, kids call the shots as they plan, write, direct, shoot and edit short films, TV shows, video blogs and animations of their own design. Campers get real life, hands-on experience using professional high definition cameras, industry standard computer editing software, and television broadcast equipment.

From day one campers are immersed in the world of a working television station. Every day is filled with workshops for camera, lighting, sound, editing, special effects, producing and directing, all the while campers are writing and directing their own projects. At the end of the week we roll out the red carpet for a star-studded premiere for family and friends!

11. B*Tru Arts Summer Programs

Island Adventure, Broadway Stars Jr. , Broadway Stars, Choreography Exploration

Island Adventure ages 6-9, June 9-13th, $175
Broadway Stars Jr., ages 7-11, June 16-21st, $325
Broadway Stars, ages middle and High School, June 30th-July 5th, $325
Choreography Exploration, ages 9-12, July 7-11th, $175

12. kidsActing Studio

This summer, your child can be a star! kidsActing has been Austin's premiere acting school for 30 years. Our camps inspire kids to be creative and confident while having fun.

Come "play" with us at kidsActing's award-winning summer camps. We've been named to the Hall of Fame for the Austin Chronicle's Reader's poll, having been voted Best Summer Camps seven times, and receiving that honor for the past five years in a row! At our camps we provide a supportive environment where kids can be creative, expressive and above all have fun. This summer for our full scale productions we offer B. Iden Payne award-winning, original musical Waking Sleeping Beauty and Shakespeare's classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. On a smaller scale we offer an array of plays and musicals including: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; Hairspray!; Lion King; Wicked and more! For a variety of activities your child can learn skills such as stage combat, accents, and screen-acting in our Acting classes. Or create a whole new world of magic in our new Wizardry classes where kids play Quidditch, become magical creatures, and make their own magical wand to keep! With diversity in classes at twelve locations in Austin and surrounding areas, there's bound to be a kidsActing class that's perfect for you. kidsActing has been Austin's premiere children's acting school for 30 years. Our students have moved on to study at Julliard and perform on Broadway, but it all started with fun at kidsActing. As one of our parent's has said "Where do you begin when your child has a dream? You begin here - kidsActing."

13. Theatrikids

Theatrikids offers fun & creative acting camps to kids in Austin, Cedar Park, & Round Rock, TX.

Come Join The Fun This Summer! Check out our New Camp Line-up:

- Next Stop, Hollywood!
- The Beatles Rock Camp
- Where The Wild Things Are
- Pirates of the "Where-I-Bein'?"
- Slurrping Beauty
- Hairspray!
- High School Musical
- Grease

We're near you! 3 locations: Round Rock, Austin, & Cedar Park!