Our Partners

Apple is one of DMA’s core technology partners. Apple focuses on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and software products. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of personal computers, the iPod line of portable media players, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple’s software products include the Mac OS X operating system, iTunes media browser, the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software, and Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio- and film-industry software products.
Autodesk has developed a broad portfolio of digital prototyping solutions to help users visualize, simulate, and analyze real-world performance throughout the design process. The company also provides digital media creation and management software across all media and entertainment disciplines, from film and television visual effects, color grading, and editing to animation, game development, and design visualization.

At Red Giant, we make tools, films and training to enrich the community of filmmakers and motion designers. For our own award-winning short films, we create new software to fill our needs. Then we make those products available for everyone else, helping artists create the perfect look that matches their story. Red Giant develops tools that make the filmmaking process faster, more secure, more accurate and just more fun. For over 10 years, we have built software for motion design, color correction, visual effects and photography that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. To learn more, and to join the Red Giant community, please visit us at www.redgiant.com. You can also join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) , watch our films (www.redgiant.com/films) and get free content at Redgiantpeople.com.

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. For 25 years, the company’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. From rich images to print, video, video and film to dynamic digital content for a variety of media, the impact of Adobe solutions is evident across industries and felt by anyone who creates, views, and interacts with information. With a reputation for excellence and a portfolio of many of the most respected and recognized software brands, Adobe is one of the world’s largest and most diversified software companies.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.
Dayspring Technologies is a San Francisco-based Internet professional services firm focusing on Web design and Web and mobile application development. Dayspring’s clients include Accel Partners, the Golden State Warriors, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and UCSF in addition to numerous small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits located in the SF Bay Area.
Mac Station is an Apple authorized reseller serving the Greater Vancouver community. Their journey began 17+ years ago in Maple Ridge, with the idea of providing complete sales, service, and support for Apple solutions. Mac Station has since moved and grown to three retail stores in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Abbotsford. While the locations have changed, our commitment is the same, to provide the best Apple solutions. Mac Station is the exclusive computer systems provider for the Digital Media Academy at the University of British Columbia.
Conceived in MIT’s Media Lab, littleBits is a user-friendly electronics construction kit. The littleBits electronic modules all have different functions such as lights, motion and sound. To use them, students simply snap the littleBits modules together with attached magnets. Kids create electric-powered devices (like an alarm clock or simple robot) and in the process, learn how electronics work. littleBits is an open-source and open-ended platform that is designed to challenge students to share knowledge, parts and building strategies.
Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions.

Toon Boom Animation Inc.’s award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Toon Boom solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers include Bento Box Entertainment, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Fox Television Animation, Mercury Filmworks, Nelvana and The SPA Studios. For more information, visit: toonboom.com.

Video Copilot was created in 2005 to fill a void in the visual effects and motion graphics world for affordable, entertaining, high-quality training and assets. Since then, they have become a destination for visual artist of all ages and skill levels. With a growing community inside of their forum and blog, participation within the community is not only encouraged, but recommended.

DMA students are entitled to a 20% discount on Video Copilot products. Ask a DMA Guest Representative about a coupon code.

Unity allows game developers, creative visualization professionals, and students alike to deliver the best 3D web content, as well as games for Android, Apple iPhone and iPad, PC/Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. Scaling from casual games to full-scale MMOs, Unity sets a new standard for social professional software, and is used by AAA-teams, hobbyists, and everyone in between.

Minecraft was not intended to be “easy” to mod. Now, our modding tutorials are here to help!

LearnToMod contains hundreds of engaging tutorials, puzzles, and videos to get you modding Minecraft within minutes. We’ll teach you how to make new items, how to manipulate every aspect of the Minecraft world, and how to design your own mini-games!

Start your Minecraft modding journey using drag-and-drop Blockly programming and, when you’re ready, graduate to Javascript. Mods install automatically to your LearnToMod private server, or download your mod and install it on your own private server!

3D Hubs is the world’s largest network of local 3D printing services. Thanks to its local nature, 3D Hubs is the fastest and most affordable 3D printing solution. Offering the largest choice of cutting edge materials, for designers and engineers that do prototyping and small series production. Today, the network consists of over 30,000 3D printing locations.

DMA students who take any of our 3D Printing courses are entitled to a 25% discount on 3D Hubs services.

Codevolve is a San Francisco-based education technology company focused on building amazing tools for learning to code. Students from all around the world have used Codevolve’s tools to do better in programming courses and get helpful feedback on their programming projects. Codevolve powers DMA Online’s Integrated Development Environment, allowing students to code in the cloud as they learn, without the need to set up complicated coding environments at home.

CLO Virtual Fashion creates cutting-edge 3D garment visualization technologies. Utilized by fashion designers, CLO software solutions have quickly become a standard for expressing a variety of garment categories — from simple T-shirts to complex outerwear. With over 10 years of extensive research and development, and a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise clients, CLO continues to provide solutions to build a more efficient, sustainable, and creative ecosystem for the fashion and apparel industries.

Vidcode is a coding platform that teaches computer programming through digital media. Kids can upload their own videos and photos, edit them with JavaScript, and share their projects with friends. They can build music videos, stop-motion animations, and interactive stories – all with code! Vidcode is used in DMA’s Adventures in Programming and Adventures in Programming Made by Girls courses.