DigitalME Digital & Social Media Bootcamp

Digital video camera in a JMS classroom


What is DigitalME?

DigitalME is a day-long bootcamp hosted by SDSU’s School of Journalism & Media Studies. It is designed to teach high school students how to dive into the rapidly growing realm of digital and social media.

The next DigitalME will take place in fall 2013.
Specific dates will be announced in late spring 2013.

Students will challenge themselves by shooting, editing and sharing digital photos. They will grow their knowledge of social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. Students will also engage in conversations about the latest trends online, like mobile apps and live streaming video. They will also put the lessons they have learned to work by using new tools like Storify, SoundCloud and ThingLink.

Blending hands-on experience with insight from digital and social media professionals, 16 students from the San Diego region will be selected to participate in the bootcamp where they will learn to use digital and social media responsibly and effectively on the beautiful campus of San Diego State University.

The event was the first hosted by JMS in its new digital media lab, which was completed in October 2012.


Application process

DigitalME is open to high school  juniors and seniors in fall 2012 who possess a strong interest in digital and social media. Previous experience or training is not required. The program is FREE to selected students, and lunch and a campus tour is included.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, with preference given to students from Sweetwater Union High School District and San Diego Unified School District.

Questions? Contact Nicole Vargas, JMS Internship Coordinator and DigitalME Program Coordinator, at nvargas (at) mail (dot) sdsu (dot) edu.

On this page: Each semester, SDSU students produce digital video projects as part of coursework in the School of Journalism & Media Studies. Students attending the DigitalME Digital & Social Media Bootcamp will learn these skills from professionals in the media profession. Photo by Sam Hodgson.