DMA Software: Hottest Programs, Latest Versions

By Ben Jaffe

As an instructor, I have always been impressed by Digital Media Academy’s policy on software. DMA definitely understands the importance of developing courses around the latest versions of software. For example, back when Final Cut Studio 2 was announced only two months before summer camp started, DMA coordinated with Apple to get versions of the new software in time for their summer tech camps. Everyone who took DMA’s video courses that summer got trained on software that most video editing houses didn’t even have yet! Now that’s staying current with today’s technology! 

At Digital Media Academy, you can be sure you are getting up-to-date training on the latest versions of software. In fact, having the latest version ensures that the instructors’ skills are kept current, as well. DMA only hires proficient instructors with real-world experience for their courses. This definitely raises the bar above other camps, and keeps that standard raised high from year to year. 

The Best and the Brightest
It seems like every year all the major software companies come out with new versions of their software. Usually those companies boast about the new revolutionary features contained in the latest version, and though those features may seem useful and exciting, it is often tempting to ignore the advertising of those companies and choose not to upgrade. After all, it means spending money on the upgrade, and devoting your time to learning the new features. 

So what happens? Several non-upgrades later, some computer users suddenly find themselves way behind the curve. Their skill set becomes more and more outdated, and the learning curve on the latest and greatest version is steeper than ever before. This happens all the time to professionals who have been in their industry for years. 

DMA: The Easy Way to Stay Up-to-Date
Although buying every single software upgrade may break the bank, it is definitely important to at least be aware of new features and work flows as they are introduced. Especially in technological fields, it’s important to remain informed; technological fields are unique in how rapidly they change. Ultimately, if the software you’re using is not up to date, neither is your skill set.

From an instructor’s viewpoint, it is impressive and reassuring that DMA has such a reliable and responsible outlook on software upgrades. Even if you don’t personally upgrade to each new version, spending a week or two at Digital Media Academy with the latest versions of the software will certainly keep your brain up-to-date and help you excel.

The First Step in Staying Current
DMA tech camps are offered at 20+ DMA campus locations across the U.S. and Canada. Courses are organized according to age group, with camps offered for kids (ages 6-12) and teens (12-17), and offer expert instruction in today’s most popular subject areas. Exciting topics like programming, robotics, filmmaking and visual effects, app development, music production, animation and much more.

DMA’s summer season is about to start, but there’s still time to find the perfect course for you. Registration is a snap and can be accomplished online or via a call to a DMA Guest Services Representative at 1 (866) 656-3342. Make this summer vacation really count for something by learning cool and fun skills at DMA.