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Learn About DMA

The Digital Media Academy (DMA) is a program that is part of the North Vancouver School District. It is geared towards students in Grades 11 and 12 who are self-directed and interested in learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).

More about DMA

Instructors

DMA has two amazing instructors that are here everyday to help students. They have many connections in the industry and are often able to bring in experts to provide extra support.

Process

DMA follows a different process than traditional schooling. Students generate their own ideas and work on their own projects. Self-direction is a key aspect of the program.

Education

Students will learn everything from technical details to project management. DMA is a great way to let your creativity be free.

What can I learn?

01.

Animation

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Graphic Design

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Sound Design

02.

Film

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Photography

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IT / Programming

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Game Design

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Project Management

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Visual Effects / VFX

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Web Design

extra
stuff

In addition to the standard course content, DMA offers a variety of other enrichment opportunities to students.

Travel

DMA allow students to become world travelers in an edcational capacity. Learn more about our trips here.

Masterclasses

Experts from the industry are brought in very frequently to share the expertise of their field with students.

Workshops

DMA has the opportunity to bring in various experts to deliver one or multi day workshops to students.

Murray Bulger

Murray Bulger has been teaching Digital Media at the high school level for over 20 years. He is the recipient of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2008. Murray has designed and implemented over 18 new curricula using new educational technologies based around a 21st Century learning model focusing on collaborative and project-based learning designs. Murray has the following degrees: B.Sc., M.Sc., and a B.Ed. Murray presently teaches Animation, Graphic Design, Game Design, Visual Effects, Sound Recording, and DMA LITE Academy.

Teachers

Together, Murray Bulger and Chris Miller have over 40 years combined experience teaching Digital Media. They are here to help guide students in the right direction.

Chris Miller

Mr Miller received his Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in performing Arts. He has taught digital media courses for over 20 years in North Vancouver. His students have won gold and silver medals competing at the Lower Mainlands computer competitions in Web Design, and 3 D Modeling. His personal and professional connections in Vancouver’s Film and Television industry have provided onsite work experiences for his students. He is the founder of a Non Profit Trust “Northern Lights Youth Opportunities” with the Vancouver Foundation that assists multi barriered youth get training and work experience in Vancouver Media Industry. 

Equipment

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Film Equipment.