Overview and important course information
Our online and self-paced courses allow 3rd grade through high school students to explore the digital arts from the basics, with no experience required, to advanced digital art that pushes the boundaries of digital art software.
Courses are grouped into four tracks where the skills taught in the first course are built on in the following course within each track. The art forms taught in each track integrate with the art forms taught in the other tracks. For example, students' digital drawings and paintings can be imported into their digital animations, and they can all be imported into their video games.
We are super excited to announce the addition of our fourth track, the Youth Digital Arts Space Program. In our first groundbreaking YDASP course, KSP101, students build and pilot six rockets and one satellite as they progressively build their skills to land on the two moons in the Kerbin System, Minmus and the Mun, record lots of science, collect surface samples and safely return to Kerbin. This is an outstanding example of harnessing the digital arts to teach advanced topics such as rocket science. The software taught in KSP101 is the amazing Kerbal Space Program which was created using Unity video game development software. We teach Unity video game design in our Unity2D101 course and soon to be announced Unity3D101 course. Both of these courses do not require any coding so all students can learn how to integrate their original artworks to create amazing video games like the Kerbal Space Program.
Each of our courses is available 24 hours/day, fully supported, and completes with a student digital art portfolio of class work. Each course is 60 days long and costs $155, except for our High School Visual Arts course which is twice the length and price. Students need to put in 3 - 4 hours per week to finish well within their 60 day enrollment period. The software taught runs on PCs or MACs, is professional level, free to install on as many computers as you wish and updates are free. KSP101, DA101, DA102 and IMVGD101 are the only courses that use highly discounted commercial software. We provide a 60% off discount code for KSP and a 40% off discount code for Moho Debut 13.5, the software taught in DA101 and DA102. We provide an exclusive deeply discounted Construct 3 license, the software taught in IMVGD101, included in the price of the course.
How to enroll in your courses
Before purchasing any courses, please complete your student registration.
To pay for your own courses: after you've registered please login before you purchase your course using the Take this Course buttons located in each course listed below.
If your school will pay using a PO: send them the courses you wish to enroll in and the YDACS username that you created when you registered.