DMI Bootcamp: May 14 - June 14
The DMI Bootcamp is an intense multimedia production and web development training program for UT students. Students must apply for admission into the program, but for those that are accepted the Bootcamp is provided free of charge.
Students will have the opportunity to learn from among a core set of digital media technologies including graphic design, motion graphics, 3D modeling, 2D/3D animation, video production, web development, and mobile web development. Students will also collaborate with other students, learn multimedia production best practices, and work on real-world instructional technology projects.
At the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at the Center for Teaching and Learning and elsewhere on campus, and will be connected with our internship partners that may provide additional internship opportunities.
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The Bootcamp will take place Tuesday, May 14th through Friday, June 14th. Students are expected to work from 1pm-6pm, M-Th, and must be able to attend each session in its entirety.
Students must be in good standing with the University.
Students must have their own laptop, and must have personal copies of all the software we will be using.
Developers: All of the software we will be using will be free, and any laptop of reasonable power should work fine.
Creatives: We will be using Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Maya. Students may purchase the Adobe CS6 Production Premium Suite, or may purchase a monthly membership to the Adobe Creative Cloud (recommended). Maya 2013 may be downloaded free of charge here. Your laptop must be powerful enough to run all of the applications we will be using, and have enough storage space to allow all the applications to be installed simultaneously. System Requirements available here.
Applications are due by Monday, April 8th. Do not wait until the last minute, early applications will receive stronger consideration than those submitted at the deadline.
1) Attend one of the three Bootcamp info sessions. There will be a session on the evenings of Tuesday, March 26th, Tuesday, April 2nd, and Wednesday, April 3rd. All sessions are from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Avaya Auditorium (ACE 2.302).
NOTE: The April 2nd info session was cancelled due to severe weather, and some students were unable to attend the final info session on April 3rd. Therefore, students will still be allowed to apply, even if they were not able to attended an info session. The slides for the info session can be viewed here, and any questions should be directed to CTL-DMI@UTLISTS.UTEXAS.EDU.
2) Prepare a resume, including relevant coursework and work experience.
3) Write a cover letter that explains why you would be a good fit for the program, and what you would like to learn.
4) If you do not have one already, prepare an online portfolio. You can create a free online portfolio on Seelio.com, or on any of the sites listed here. If you have limited experience and do not yet have items to put into an online portfolio, learn some basic design or development skills independently, and create the best portfolio that you can (send us an e-mail if you need some advice about accomplishing this). Admission to this program is competitive, but we're always looking for students with a high level of aptitude and a strong desire to learn.
5) Create an account on SoundCloud.com, and record yourself answering the following three questions: Why do you want to participate in the Summer Bootcamp? What about this program is most exciting to you? Why do you think you are a good fit for the program? If you would prefer to create an .mp3 of yourself answering these questions, instead of using SoundCloud, you may do that as well.
6) Upload your resume and cover letter to a folder on Webspace or Dropbox (also upload your .mp3 to this folder if you elected not to use SoundCloud). Send an e-mail to CTL-DMI@UTLISTS.UTEXAS.EDU that includes the link to the Webspace/Dropbox folder, the link to your online portfolio, and the link to your SoundCloud recording. View instructions here.
A gallery of work from previous students can be found here.