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 on or before February 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

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How do I Apply?

  • Applications are now CLOSED.

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

    are eligible to APPLY TO DMA in their SOPHOMORE YEAR


    Link to Jackson Digital Media Academy Application

    NOTE: Learners interested in joining the Digital Media Academy will take the DMA 101 Elective Class as a Freshman and then apply to the DMA for Sophomore year.

Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline

  • ALL Jackson School District "Academies of Learning" Applications are now CLOSED. 





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    All Jackson Academy Applications will be available online in the Fall 2021.