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 will be asked to complete an Application Page when posted in January 2023.

    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.

    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

Digital Media Academy Video

Applying to the DMA

  • Notices of Acceptance for all Academies of Learning will be sent on Friday, March 3, 2023.

    Application for the 2023-2024 Digital Media Academy

    Due Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023 at midnight.

    All Freshman students that Register/Apply to the DMA Academy and then Register and take CLASS DMA 101 as an Elective in their Freshman Year Will be eligible to join the DMA Academy in their Sophomore Year.

Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline


    Notices of Academy Acceptances will be sent on Friday, March 3, 2023 for all Academies of Learning.

    All applications are located on each Academy's page.

    All applications are due Jan. 26, 2023 by midnight.

    (Late applications will NOT be accepted)