Digital Media Arts Consortium (DMAC)


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.

Contact Us

Jen Stratakis, MPM
Media Outreach Coordinator
(412) 452-0077

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 25 submission categories include: Documentary Filmmaking, Black & White Photography, Feature Writing, Animation, Photo Illustration, News Package, and Podcast. 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

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Student Competition Judging Standards

Click here to view the 2023-2024 standards.

Academic Media Center

Click here to visit the Academic Media Center (AMC).

Upcoming Events

Fall 2023 Teacher's Conference: Friday, 11/17/23
Robert Morris University - Wheatley Center - 6001 University Blvd.  Moon Twp., PA 15108
DMAC Membership & Fall Conference - $100

48-Hour Film Competition: Friday, 12/1/23 - Sunday, 12/3/23
Robert Morris University - Wheatley Center - 6001 University Blvd.  Moon Twp., PA 15108
DMAC 48-Hour Film Competition Entry - $20 

Spring 2024 Student Festival: Thursday, 4/18/24
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