Digital Media Academy

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    The Jackson Academy of Digital Media is an exciting program that immerses students in the world of film and television production during all four years of their high school career. The program gives students extensive experience in one of three career pathways: Filmmaking & Scripted Television, Broadcast Television & Unscripted Entertainment or Cinematic Production & Design.

    As part of the Academy, students will develop, shoot, edit and package full-length television shows and feature films and have the opportunity to earn college credits and scholarships to post-secondary institutions when continuing their education in the field.

    Students interested in being chosen for the Digital Media Academy must fill out an application or or before JANUARY 21, 2022.

    What Will I Study?

    There are three distinct pathways from which Digital Media Academy students must choose by the end of their junior year. They are: Digital Filmmaking & Scripted Television, Broadcast Television and Scripted Entertainment and Cinematic Production & Design.

    For a list of all the courses we offer, see our separate Digital Media Academy Website

    How Can I Talk to Someone More About the Academy?

    Students may apply to more than one Academy, but must complete a separate application for each Academy.

    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the McAuliffe School Guidance office at (732) 833-4727 or the Goetz School Guidance office at (732) 833-4747. 

    You can also email us at Info@JacksonDigitalAcademy.org.

Digital Media Academy Video

Applying to the DMA

  • ALL Freshman students that Register for DMA 101 as an Elective Class in 9th Grade

    will be eligible to join the DMA in their SOPHOMORE YEAR

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    Link to Jackson Digital Media Academy Application

    The DMA Applications closed on January 21, 2022 for the September 2022 program cycle.

Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline

  • APPLICATIONS:

    All Jackson Academy Applications for 2022-2023 are now closed.

    Notification Emails will be sent at the end of the day on Friday, March 4th, 2022.

    On or before Friday, March 11th - Students to email their final intent

    Application Window closed on JANUARY 21, 2022 for September 2022 admission.

    Academy classes are planned at both of our high schools.

    • Placement Exams and Auditions - more details will be posted soon:
      • STEM: Feb. 12, 2022 - at Liberty HS Lecture Hall for students at BOTH Goetz and McAuliffe (9AM)
      • JAA: Feb. 12, 2022 - at Liberty HS for all three strands; for students at BOTH Goetz and McAuliffe (9-3PM)
      • JAB: Feb. 9, 2022 - at GOETZ for all Goetz applicants (from 2:30 to 3:30 PM) - Room TBA
      • JAB: Feb. 10, 2022 - at McAULIFFE for all McAuliffe applicants (from 2:30 to 3:30 PM) - Room TBA
    • Students may apply to more than one Academy, but must complete a separate application for each Academy. For JAA, they must complete separate applications if applying to each individual strand (Vocal, Instrumental, or Art).
    • Once you submit your ONLINE APPLICATION, you will be notified on or before Jan. 31, 2022 of your placement exam and/or audition date and time.
    • Notices for all Academy Acceptances (DMA, JAA, JAB, STEM) will be sent in March 2022.