Digital Skills Academy

This two-week summer school brings together ORT students to benefit from world class facilities at our school in Sofia, Bulgaria.

An intensive package of tuition and collaborative projects with peers from across Europe and Israel awaits participants who have completed the selection process with video applications displaying their digital expertise.

Students select a specialist track to follow during the academy, either photography, video or audio production. Under the tuition of professionals, students will hone their knowledge and explore new skills in different environments. Sessions include visits to professional environments such as TV and film studios.

The summer school aims to enrich students’ Jewish heritage, identity, values and practices through participation in a traditional Shabbat program and a Tikkun Olam community project consisting of voluntary work.

Students acquire the knowledge, skills and experience to progress their passion and expertise in digital technology to the next level, including further education, training and future employment.

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What is the Digital Skills Academy?

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  • Student Social Media Competition

    During the Academy the students were challenged with creating content on social media highlighting their experience and what they have learnt. Congratulations to the winners Yahav and Ori from Darca Zinman School, Israel, Noam Shynes from Beit Yerah School, Israel and Abraham and Sara from Colegio Estrella Toledano, Spain.


  • Unlocking Potential: Bulgaria Hosts first Digital Skills Academy since Pandemic

    Students from across Europe and Israel have taken part in the first World ORT Digital Skills Academy summer school to take place since the pandemic.


  • Digital retreat is chance to develop social and academic skills

    Filming aerial footage with drones, visiting professional TV studios, and hearing from industry experts were among the highlights of the 2019 Digital Skills Academy (DSA).


  • Student-led learning pushes boundaries at DSA

    At the Digital Skills Academy (DSA) in Sofia, Bulgaria, our students learned that while they live apart in different countries, they can make significant connections with one another.


  • Learning to enjoy learning at the DSA

    At the Digital Skills Academy (DSA) last month, students found themselves in a classroom setting in which they felt thoroughly motivated to learn. This opportunity can change their whole outlook on education.


Did you know?

Almost 90% of students want to continue their digital media studies after attending our Digital Skills Academy

  • “ORT changed my life. My future would probably be quite different without ORT as now I would like to pursue a career as a professional cinematographer or photographer”

    Daniil, participant from Russia