Youth Education—DMC Studio  

DMC Studio at MACLA

DMC Studio at MACLA

August 22 - December 21, 2018 | Ages 12-18

We encourage youth to engage in community dialogue, develop their artistic voice, innovate, and discover how art is used for social change. Stay up to date and follow our social media.

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DMC Studio presents 2017 SUMMER EP

DMC Studio presents 2017 SUMMER EP

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Learn how music is made in a professional recording studio! See what it takes to create genres of music like Hip Hop, R&B, Alternative Rock and more!

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Digital Music & Culture Studio at MACLA


Building upon a long history of neighborhood youth arts programming, MACLA teamed up in 2011 with The Black Eyed Peas Peapod Foundation and the Adobe Foundation to start the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy (PAYVA). This model enriched MACLA's original platform by increasing its regional and national visibility as well as providing additional resources for teaching, production, and performance. 

This year, continuing on the success of its three years as PAYVA, MACLA is pleased to launch the brand-new DMC Studio at MACLA. DMC Studio is a free arts education program in San Jose, CA, dedicated to mentoring Silicon Valley youth (ages 13-19) in 21st-century skill development through multimedia production. The highly selective, year-round program focuses on a range of disciplines, including professional video and sound production, visual and performing arts, and photography. Summer and after-school workshops range from individual to group-based projects and are taught by experienced industry professionals in a state-of-the-art studio environment. 

In addition, the studio provides youth with a venue for the exploration of relevant social, personal and community issues. It encourages youth to engage in community dialogue, develop their artistic voices, become cultural innovators, and discover how art is used for social change. Because of its latest digital technology offerings, a variety of workshops, and multidisciplinary, hands-on approach to digital literacy, DMC Studio provides youth with artistic, technical, and practical work skills and experience to prepare them for college and beyond.

Finally, and also building upon a long history of community arts engagement, DMC Studio is pleased to announce that it is open to digital media producers and artists with professional recording/filming studio needs. 

Students from any skill level are welcomed to join our program at any time during the year.

In person at MACLA or download our application 

Contact | (408) 998-2783 x 36

510 S. First Street, San José, CA 95113



2018 - 2019 Schedule


DMC Studio Dates:

Session 1

JAN 21, 2019 - MAR 22, 2019 (last day of instruction)

Session 2

MAR 25 - MAY 31, 2019 (last day of instruction)

Session 3

JUN 10 - JUL 19, 2019 (last day of instruction)

DMC Studio Days and Times: 

Monday - Friday
3:00pm - 7:00 pm

3:00pm : Doors Open

4:15pm - 4:30pm Round Table Discussion

4:35pm - 5:00pm Instruction

5:00pm - 6:20pm LAB

6:20pm - 6:50pm OPEN LAB

6:50pm - 7:00pm Clean-up

Ages 12-19 years-old. All levels/skills welcome.

All courses take place at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana at 510 South 1st Street, San José, CA, 95113.

Register over the phone at 408-998-2783, or in-person at the DMC Studio, or:

Download Our Application 
$25 registration fee.

All youth work will be showcased at each following South First Friday!


Scholarships available; contact for more information.

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Ask us about our workshops in:

 Poetry & Spoken Work

 Video Production & Photography

 Music Composition & Sound Mixing

Register over the phone at 408-998-2783, or in-person at the DMC Studio, or:

Download Our Application 
$25 registration fee.


Get your voice heard! - MONDAYS

Spoken word workshop.
JAN 14, 2019 – MAR 22, 2019

Design your own Zine/Comic! TUE, WED, THU

Zine/Comic Design
JAN 14, 2019 – MAR 22, 2019

Lights, camera, action! – TUE, WED, THU

            Silent Film
            JAN 14, 2019 – JAN 25, 2019

            Black and White Film
            FEB 4, 2019 – FEB 15, 2019 

            Sound Design            
            FEB 25, 2019 – MAR 15, 2018

            Special Effects            
            MAR 18, 2019 – MAR 22, 2019

Create your own Music! FRIDAYS

Beat-making and song mixing.
JAN 14, 2019 – MAR 22, 2019

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In the News

SEP 2011: EIF

JUL 2012: Adobe

APR 2013:

OCT 2013: Knight Foundation

FEB 2014: Adobe Youth Voices

JUN 2014: Metroactive

APR 2016: Knight Foundation

JUL 2016: Univision

FEB 2018: Silicon Valley Organizationn



AUG 27 - DEC 21, 2018

Join us for exciting sessions in animation, comic book design, music, and spoken word.




"BNV gave me a safe space to share my poetry and a supportive family of poets from around the country." - Michelle Duong

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