Overview

Our online and self-paced courses allow students from 3rd grade through high school 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 three 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.

Each course 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.  The software taught is professional level and free to install on as many computers as you wish and updates are free.  DA101, DA102 and IMVGD101 are the only courses that use highly discounted commercial software.  We provide a 40% off discount code for Moho 13, 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.

Our Three Integrated Course Tracks

YDACS Three Tracks

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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.

$155

DM101

Digital Manga. Digital art skills taught in this course: vector graphics drawing and animation. The software taught in this course is free.

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$155

DPP101

Digital Photo Painting. Digital art skills taught in this course: bitmap graphics digital photo drawing and painting. Prerequisite: DM101. The software taught in this course is free.

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$155

DDP101

Digital Drawing and Painting. Digital art skills taught in this course: more advanced vector graphics and bitmap graphics drawing and painting. Prerequisite: DM101, DPP101. The software taught in this course is free.

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$155

3DDRW101

3D Drawing. Digital art skills taught in this course: 2D vector drawings are extruded into 3D models and then combined with advanced bitmap drawing techniques to create a beautiful underwater artwork. Students also animate 2D vector drawings in cutting edge 3D software. Prerequisite: DM101, DPP101, DDP101.

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$155

Youth Digital Arts Cyber Studio

Youth Digital Arts Cyber Studio. The Youth Digital Arts Cyber Studio is where our advanced students. Student National Mentors. Student National Fellows and YDACS staff work on open-ended projects, collaboration and brainstorming. Prerequisite: DM101, DPP101, DDP101 or VGD101, VGD102 and IMVGD101.

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$310

VAMCGS

High School - Visual Arts - Manga, Comics, Graphic Novels and Storyboarding. VAMCGS teaches the principles, tools, and techniques used to create Manga, Comics, Graphic Novels and Storyboards. Prerequisite: DM101, DPP101 or DDP101. The software taught in this course is free. This course is twice the length of our other courses: 120 days.

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$155

DA101

This is the first course in our 2D animation track. This course uses simple yet powerful drag and drop software that anyone can master. Digital art skills taught in this course: digital animation of the first 6 Principles of Animation. We provide a 40% off discount code for Moho 13, the software taught in DA101 and DA102.

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$155

DA102

This is the second course in our 2D animation track. This course uses the same simple yet powerful drag and drop software that anyone can master and builds on the skills taught in DA101. Digital art skills taught in this course: digital animation of the second 6 Principles of Animation. Prerequisite: DA101. We provide a 40% off discount code for Moho 13, the software taught in DA101 and DA102.

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$155

VGD101

Platform video game design. Digital art skills taught in this course: simple to use use drag and drop and matrix programming of students' first platform video game called Super Knight. The software taught in this course is free.

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$155

VGD102

RPG video game design. Digital art skills taught in this course: simple to use drag and drop and matrix programming of students' first RPG video game called Mega Knight. This course builds on the skills taught in VGD101 and introduces additional advanced skills. Prerequisite: VGD101. The software taught in this course is free.

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$185

IMVGD101

Internet and Mobile Video Game Design. Digital art skills taught in this course: more sophisticated drag and drop and matrix programming using Construct 3 to design and create students' first video game that can be played on mobile phones, the internet and computers. This course builds on the skills taught in VGD101 and VGD102 and introduces additional advanced skills. Prerequisite: VGD101, VGD102. A hugely discounted year long license for the full version of Construct 3 is included in the price of the course.

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