The Academy of Digital & Media Arts program is based upon developing each student’s artistic creativity in electronic communications. Media students create productions using computers, video and film cameras, editors, and a studio. Students learn the basic elements of video, film, and audio production and become familiar with computer applications progressing into advanced 3-D graphics, animation, multimedia, and cinema production. Students learn in a state of the art multimedia facility containing professional cameras, computers, editors, software, and CD-ROM authoring equipment and software. By graduation, media students will have a portfolio including audio, video, film, and graphic samples of their work, as well as the training and experience necessary to enter an advanced media arts program or to embark upon a career in media arts.

Audition Requirements

Each applicant will participate in a two-hour studio and laboratory exercise. During this time, applicants will receive a video production and computer graphics lesson and then create a video and graphic based upon the skills taught in the lesson. Each student should bring to the audition a DVD video demo no more than five minutes and/or a CD digital portfolio of no more than 5 computer graphics. Electronic graphics must be saved in a JPEG format. Portfolio work should be clearly labeled with the student’s name and school, and might include samples of any of the following:

  • A presentation in which the student played a production or talent role (camera, director, graphics, audio, reporter, writer, actor, etc.)
  • A news, school, or arts related event
  • Computer graphics used in a multimedia production or publication (Applicants who have no access to the equipment required to produce a demo tape may contact the Center for the Arts Media Department to make alternative arrangements)