2023 DMAA Online Application
Digital Media Arts Academy 2023 Application (for the 2023-2024 school year)
The REGULAR ACTION application is due by midnight on or before February 17, 2023. This is the final day to apply for the DMAA. Students applying at that time will be notified after March 1, 2023.
All applications received on or before January 20, 2023, will be considered for EARLY ACTION. Early action applicants will be notified of acceptance in February.
Early action allows applicants and their families to learn their acceptance status about a month sooner than regular action applicants.
If you are saving your work as you go on this APPLICATION, please be sure to use a NON-PYLUSD email for that purpose. Forms are unable to send you return email at district email addresses.
Name of Student (Applicant):
Student (Applicant) Email Address:
Please use a non-school email address if you do not attend school in the PYLUSD.
Student Wireless (Cell) Phone
Student (Applicant) Date of Birth:
Current Grade Level:
Current School Attending:
What is your HOME high school and DISTRICT?
EL DORADO HS / PYLUSD
VALENCIA HS / PYLUSD
ESPERANZA HS / PYLUSD
YORBA LINDA HS / PYLUSD
What is your HOME high school and DISTRICT if different than PYLUSD?
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Parent (Guardian) Contact Information
Parent / Guardian Name
Student (Applicant) Information
Current Class Schedule and Teachers
Inside of school activities and awards.
Outside of school activities and awards.
Do you have any experience in art, music, animation, photography or video production? If so, please explain here.
In which of the following programs are you most interested? (Check all that apply)
Film and Video Production
Game Art Design
PART 2 - CREATIVE PROJECT - SUBMIT AN EXAMPLE OF YOUR WORK
Submit your best example of recent ORIGINAL work or create something new for this application.
We are looking for examples in the areas of video, digital or hand drawn illustration / drawing / painting, or photography.
If submitting digital photos or artwork, please include 3 examples of your best ORIGINAL work.
If submitting a video - please include work under 5 minutes long.
YOUR WORK DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT, BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO SEE EFFORT AND CREATIVITY.
The final deadline for this project and the DMAA application is February 17th. Digital work can be uploaded using the link below. You can turn in physical versions of the project at the El Dorado HS front office if you choose, but we are not responsible for any damage that may occur - it is strongly advised to take photos of your work and turn it in digitally.
We will be evaluating projects based on your storytelling and effort.
1) Be creative and interesting. We are looking for evidence of your creativity rather than your technical abilities.
3) Use only ORIGINAL pictures, drawings and video. That means work that you have done. You MAY NOT include screen captures of video games, tv shows, movies, animations, web videos or anyone else’s work in any way. No re-edits or mash ups. No game walk-throughs.
4.) Export movies as mp4 files. Photos and illustrations can be turned in as powerpoint, keynote, pdf, jpg or png files.
5) IMPORTANT - Include your name in the filename of your work so we can identify it.
The upload link is also available on our website @ www.edhsdigitalarts.com/apply
Upload your video, files or folders here:
In the box below, you may include a description of the items that you have uploaded.
PART 4 - EVALUATION FORM
It is the responsibility of our applicants to ask for a letter of recommendation.
Please ask a TEACHER or MENTOR who can speak to your creativity, work ethic, ambition or effort, to complete the EVALUATION FORM or submit a separate letter of recommendation.
Please explain to your mentor that all application materials are due by the application deadlines.
The recommendation form can be found on the DMAA website. Or you can send this link to your mentor -
What is the email address of your mentor?
PART 3 - CREATIVE ESSAY
Prompt: Why do you want to be part of the Digital and Media Arts Academy at El Dorado High School? Please describe the work you submitted for the CREATIVE PROJECT, what it means, when you created it and how much effort went into creating it.
Format: One (1) page maximum in length (Only what you can fit on one side of one standard sheet of paper, double spaced with one inch margins.)
In the header, please label this as "Digital Media Arts Academy Essay" or use a creative title, and include your full name.
Upload your typed response to PART 3 - CREATIVE ESSAY. (PDF documents are preferred. Microsoft WORD documents or Keynote documents are also acceptable)
What is your mentor/teacher's name?
Once this application is complete, what email address would you like to receive confirmation at? This address cannot be a PYLUSD email address. This form is unable to generate emails that go to PYLUSD email accounts.