The Digital Media Arts Consortium (DMAC) is an organization comprised of individuals who share a passion for teaching media.
Founded in 1991 as the Television & Video Teachers Consortium (TVT), the organization has grown and changed its focus to more inclusively include all media-related fields, including media arts, television production, video, film and filmmaking, newspaper, communications, visual communications, photography, graphic design, and journalism. DMAC's goal is to provide a forum where those who teach media-related subjects at the secondary level can network and exchange ideas and resources. Organization members also share technical resources, information and expertise.
Jen Stratakis, MPM
Media Outreach Coordinator
- About DMAC
For over 30 years, DMAC – originally TVT (Television & Video Teachers Consortium) – has provided a forum where individuals who teach media-related subjects at the secondary level can network and nurture student excellence in their fields. As a membership organization, we welcome and support teachers from a wide range of media-related backgrounds: Media Arts, Television Production, Video, Filmmaking, Journalism, Communications, Photography, and Graphic Design.
Each fall, DMAC presents a one-day Teacher’s Conference, where attendees enjoy workshops and roundtables on pertinent topics, as well as the opportunity to network and share resources.
Each spring, students from DMAC member schools compete in the spirited Spring Student Festival. The 22 submission categories include: Documentary Filmmaking, Black & White Photography, Feature Writing, Animation, and Photo Illustration. The categories are judged by seasoned industry professionals and each entry receives valuable feedback from judges. A “Best in Category” is awarded for each category; entries that demonstrate a high level of skill are honored with an “Award of Excellence.” In addition, graduating seniors may be nominated to receive the prestigious “Founders Award” by their teachers.
The festival culminates in an on-campus award ceremony and interactive exploration of the Media Arts. Connecting with other students and seeing their work gives participants an opportunity to learn and grow. Students can also enjoy workshops by industry pros who offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into professions and trends in the field of Media Arts.
- Online Payments
Online DMAC payment is handled through Robert Morris University's ePay system. Please choose your option below to process your payment through ePay.
- DMAC Membership - $50 (Pay online)
- DMAC Membership & Fall Conference - $100 (Pay online)
- Other Amount - Pay online by entering your custom amount
For Payment mailed via check, please send to:
- Jen Stratakis, MPM
- Media Outreach Coordinator
- (412) 452-0077
- Student Competition Judging Standards
- Academic Media Center
- Upcoming Events
Fall Teacher’s Conference – Friday, 11/5/21
Robert Morris University - Wheatley Center - 6001 University Blvd. Moon Twp., PA 15108
Spring Student Festival – Thursday, 4/7/22
Robert Morris University - 6001 University Blvd. Moon Twp., PA 15108
- Student Competition Award Program
Click here to view the 2020-2021 Student Competition Award Program