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Digital Media Academy Lite

​​​Located at Argyle Secondary, Grades 9-10​

The Digital Media Academy Lite is scheduled* in both Day 1 Block 4 and Day 2 Block 8 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Students will be assigned to one of the classes.

*subject to change



 


 About the DMA Academy Lite 

The DMAL goes beyond the technical skills and knowledge fundamentals for working with digital media. At its core, DMAL is a program that nurtures and evolves young people to develop the habits of mind to be inquisitive, creative, imaginative, innovative, and highly motivated in the creation of meaningful results. Students have the opportunity to learn and work collaboratively on real-world projects.

North Vancouver School District’s Digital Media Academy Lite (DMAL), located at École Argyle Secondary School, is an enriched hands-on program that provides students with access to a broad and useful range of skills and knowledge in digital design, technology, project management, and problem solving. The DMAL incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM). Students will learn to create meaningful stories and solve challenging design problems.

The DMAL is for Grade 9 and 10 students, and takes place during the final block of the day, allowing cross enrolled students to travel to Argyle Secondary during lunch break.

The DMAL suits students who are highly motivated and self-directed with a strong interest in Science, Engineering, Design, and/or Digital Media. The students work in cohorts and take their courses together which creates a dynamic and collaborative learning environment. Students gain experience through project-based learning, field-trips and contact with industry professionals.

Students gain experience through project-based learning, visits with industry professionals through masterclasses, presentations, and workshops as well as field trips.

Students have the opportunity to learn and work in the following areas:


• Animation• STEAM• Film
• Sound Design/ Engineering• Web Design• Photography
• Game Design• Technology / IT• Graphic Design
• Visual Effects / VFX• Project Management
 • Programming

Click here to download the 2020/21 DMA Academy Lite flyer 


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Selection for DMA Lite


Each application will be reviewed by a panel of Digital Media Art Teachers. Offers, consistent with Board Policy 605, will be based on:

  • Supporting documents, digital portfolio, and completed application
  • Prioritized waitlist

Fees for the Digital Media Academy Lite


The total cost for the Digital Media Academy Lite is $500 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Deposit: The non-refundable Deposit is required on or before May 6, 2020 to confirm your child's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that non-payment by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the balance in full or set-up installments any time between May and August 2020 through School Cash Online. Please note that failure to pay the balance in full or set-up installments by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

An additional Programming Fee of approximately $935 may apply to Out of District students.

More information about Academies, including fees and withdrawal procedures, is available here.


Questions?


If you have questions or require further information, please contact:

Jennifer VanderMye
DMA Assistant
jvandermye@sd44.ca

Or email academies@sd44.ca​​