Africa Digital Media Academy


Africa Digital Media Academy is a vocational training school in Kigali, Rwanda. We provide students with skills in 3D computer graphics, animation, motion capture and video production and more so they can work in all areas of the digital media industry.

A New Animation From ADMA

Here is ADMA's recent cartoon created to raise awareness about malaria prevention. It is the foundation for teaching our students about 2D animation.

We address the issue of using malaria nets properly through the story of Manzi, a young Rwandan boy. The video's audio is in Kinyarwanda with English subtitles. Enjoy! 


Rwandan Defence Forces Students Begin Classes At ADMA

ADMA is pleased to announce its latest addition of students from the Rwanda Defence Forces.  On March 21, 2016 classes at ADMA began with 18 RDF students who will be learning photo and video journalism. This course will take place over the next several months and will teach students in several key areas including photography, video camera operation, video editing, and motion graphics.

On April 6, 2016, the RDF students took part in a “google hangout” with professional photographer Laura Pohl (pictured here). Laura, a former ADMA instructor and two-year resident of Rwanda, was able to participate in the class from South Korea using the technology utilized for distance learning at ADMA.  During the hangout, Laura discussed expert photography tips for students to take their skills to a higher level and even critiqued photos taken by each student which gave them valuable individual feedback.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

ADMA just completed a short, 3-week intensive workshop on stop motion animation. Students worked in teams to learn the principles of this ‘old-style’ of animation which is experiencing a rebirth. Many thanks to Carolina Cruz who brought us her expertise from working on projects for clients such as MTV.

A New Instructor At ADMA

ADMA is very pleased to announce a new member of its permanent faculty. Ms. Wanjiru Kairu is a veteran film and TV Director, Producer and Writer from Nairobi. She has won numerous awards, and launches into her first class on Storytelling in Multimedia on February 2!