Welcome to JDS Creative Academy
TVCC Emerald Non-Profit of the Year 2021!
Temecula's Home for Career Pathways in the Arts - Youth, Teens and Adults
Collaborating mainstream and special needs, JDSCA celebrates the abilities of ALL Youth, Teens and Adults
The mission of JDS Creative Academy (JDSCA) is to advance education, training, and opportunities in visual, performing and digital arts. We provide students the expertise needed to advance to higher arts education, and to enrich workforce development pathway opportunities in a competitive high-tech marketplace.
We have amazing year-round programs, classes, live productions and special events that include a 3-day Digital Arts Festival, Haunted Studio, Fall & Spring Classes, and Summer Camp Activities.
DigiFest Temecula, CA
Temecula's Digital Media Festival & Competition
April 21, 22, 23, 2023
JDS Creative Academy has reinvented what the City of Temecula recognized as the International Temecula Film and Music Festival into what is now referred to as DigiFest® Temecula. DigiFest® Temecula is a vehicle for the community and region to come together and experience digital media in many creative and artistic forms. DigiFest® Temecula is also a place to learn about industry advancements, how to pursue a career in the industry, and how to incorporate digital arts into the economic culture.
To learn more, or to enter visit the Digifest Website.
Classes & Programs
JDS Creative Academy is for anyone who seeks education, training and knowledge in the arts.
These classes definitely offer a unique experience here in our region. Our classes include Fashion Design, Photography, Backstage Production, Scriptwriting, Musical Theatre and Youth, Teen, and Adult Acting Classes.
We have structured certain classes to meet the 4th – 12th grade California Educational Code for Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and PE – Stage Combat & Movement and Musical Theater. Other classes and workshops are designed to teach specific industry needs, or are geared to provide apprenticeships. But most of our classes can be taken just for fun too!
Scholarships now available for JDS Creative Academy classes!
JDS Creative Academy is excited to announce we recently received a grant from the California Arts Council to provide scholarships for our hands-on Visual, Performing and Digital Arts Classes for underserved students and young adults in our community. JDS Creative Academy is a vital part of this community and the opportunity to receive funding through the California Arts Council has enabled us to continue to grow our artistry, our future and our ability to serve the region.
Visit our Scholarship Page
Video Training Program
As a vendor service provider for Inland Regional Center, JDSCA’s Regional Day Video Production Program provides cross-collaboration and workforce training for adults with developmental disabilities, autism and intellectual disabilities. Our career pathway program provides training in a working studio environment to teach collaboration, soft skills, technical skills, logistics, and more through visual, performing and digital arts, with the goal of moving participants into a paid internship or direct hire opportunity
At JDS Creative Academy we do and we teach. Our training program works on the Award Winning monthly magazine style news and information TV Show for Riverside County, Spirit of Innovation, to teach and share with the region vital local news in an area considered a media desert. Participants also have their own micro news show, the “SOI Update”. Both programs are acclaimed Telly Award winners. The TV Show is available throughout Riverside County on Riv-Co TV, Temecula TV and Murrieta TV. Our talented participants also write and produce a community news update that airs 7 days a week on 1025 the Vine and Host a Podcast that airs Sunday’s on 101.3 KATY and wherever you find your podcasts.