The nationally accredited Digital Media Institute at Intertech (DMII), a division of BRF, has been awarded a $25,000 grant toward needs-based student aid and a mentorship program.
The anonymous grant will be used for students who qualify for tuition assistance and those who would benefit from mentors to encourage them from enrollment to program completion, and eventually job placement in the field of digital media.
“We are very excited about the benefits to the students that this grant is going to make possible, on top of what this education opportunity will provide,” said DMII Executive Director John Miralles. “DMII offers intensive training during a one year accelerated program where students work with current industry computer programs. When our students graduate they are ready for a job in the growing field of digital media.”
Last year, along with becoming nationally accredited, DMII was given authorization by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell grant program and federally backed student loans. DMII also accepts the GI Bill, which could cover some of the program’s tuition for veterans and eligible family members.
“DMII is becoming more financially accessible to anyone interested in a career in animation or video game development,” says Miralles. “Our programs have a 75 percent completion rate and 80 percent placement rate. Our students are finding jobs in diverse industries such as entertainment, cyber security, and advertising/marketing.”
DMII will soon be enrolling students for its two summer camp programs. The programs are geared toward younger students who are interested in exploring a career in animation/visual effects or video game development. The Interactive Software Development (ISD) Summer Camp will run from June 11th to June 15th. The Animation, Visual Effects and Interactive Content (AVEI) Summer Camp will take place from July 16th to July 20th. Interested students can learn more at www.DMI.edu.