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COURSES DOES THE ACADEMY SUIT ME?
HOW DO I APPLY?
DIGITAL
MEDIA ACADEMY
PASSION
AND CREATIVITY
MEET TECHNOLOGY
Students will work in cohorts and take their courses
together. The DMA suits students who are highly
motivated and self-directed with a strong interest in
art, design, and digital media. This program is
especially useful for students who are focused on a
career in digital media and the lifestyle that goes
with this career. The DMA is scheduled into the
students Grade 11 and 12 years during Day 1 of a
linear timetable. Students from all North Vancouver
schools are eligible to apply.
1. Be very interested in a digital media career path
within a hands-on and self-directed learning
environment.
3. Deliver the above materials to the DMA at Argyle
Secondary (for deadline see our web site).
4. Supplemental fees are applicable for NVSD
Academies. The supplemental fee for the DMA is
$100/month over a period of a two-year program.
For detailed fee and hardship policy information
please contact the school principal.
2. Fill out the application (see web site) and include:
- A letter outlining why you want to be in the DMA;
- A letter from a teacher recommending you;
- A portfolio of your best work (any discipline);
Grade 11 year
- Info Tech 12
- Art Foundations 11
- Graphic Design 11
- Project Management 12
(includes Career Explorations 11)

Grade 12 year
- Independent Directed Studies12
(includes Planning 12)

Grade 12 year
- Visual Effects
- Game Design
- Animation
- Photography
- Web Design
- Desktop Publishing
- Graphic Design 12
- Film Production
- Sound Recording
DMA Coordinator - Sheri Thomas
1131 Frederick Rd.
North Vancouver, BC V7K 1J3
(604) 903-3300
sthomas@nvsd44.bc.ca
DIGITAL
MEDIA ACADEMY
PASSION
AND CREATIVITY
MEET TECHNOLOGY
WHAT IS THE DMA?
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
WHAT WILL I DO?
HOW WILL I BE EVALUATED?
CAREER CONNECTIONS
STAFF AND RESOURCES
North Vancouver School Districts Digital Media Academy
(DMA), located at Argyle Secondary School, is an
enriched hands-on program that will provide you with
access to a broad and useful range of skills and
knowledge in digital arts, project management, and prob-
lem solving. You will learn to create meaningful stories and
solve challenging problems. One of our main goals is to
prepare you for post-secondary training as well as the
many careers and lifestyles in digital media.
The DMA will challenge you to become an independent
self-directed learner with the skills and knowledge to
solve real world design problems. You will learn to plan
and organize your projects and use your creative,
technological and intellectual skills to become a media
design visionary of the future. You will master the
fundamentals of project management and the design
process. You will learn to shape messages that commu-
nicate to various audiences. You will be exposed to
various media professionals through guest speakers,
workshops, field trips, and work experience.
In a flexible learning environment your team will
work on projects to integrate your knowledge of
media design, technology, and project management.
You will learn to express yourself in the creation of
animations, short films, audio recordings, video
games, special effects, magazines, web sites, posters,
logos, and other media. In your Grade 12 year you
will have the opportunity to explore and further
concentrate on personal areas of interest. Your final
portfolio will include a variety of media to help you
enter the postsecondary program of your choice.
In BC there are many opportunities for post
secondary training and careers in digital
media. British Columbia has strong Film and
Television, Animation, and Game Design
Industries. The Digital Media Industry demands
knowledgeable and creative workers who have
experience using their imaginations to solve
problems. The DMA offers you an enriched
real-world learning environment where you can
express your creativity while rubbing elbows
with digital media professionals.
Students will be evaluated formatively, as they learn,
using rubrics and checklists. Your teachers will act as
guides and collaborators. You will be assessed
based on your performance in project management,
team work, meetings, problem-solving, and
reflection on your learning.
Argyle Secondary School has the resources and
staff to deliver an excellent Digital Media Program
that will suit the broad and specialized
educational needs of the students. Students will
have access to Argyles industry standard
equipment and software resources.

Instructors:
Murray Bulger has been teaching digital media
courses for over 13 years. He is the recipient of the
Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Prior to teaching he worked as a manager of a
digital media team in the development of 3D
animations, videos, and multimedia DVDs.
Ryanne Bergler has a BA in Moving Image Arts
and has been teaching Digital Media and Visual
Arts classes for 4 years. Ryanne has worked in the
film industry for 6 years on TV movies,
commercials and feature films.