The 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.


Motion Capture

ADMA built one of East Africa's only motion capture studios, where students put on bodysuits, performed movements and then put those digitally-recorded performances into special animation software.


Over a period of two months and closely monitored by Academy Director Christopher Marler, skilled Rwandan artisans completed the transformation of a lecture room into arguably one of East Africa’s finest green screen studios. 

The size of the green screen was about 18 by 18 feet and featured curvilinear corners and removable rubber floor tiles that revealed a colour matched painted floor for wide shots. 

The studio was also sound proofed, air conditioned and kitted with Kino Flo Diva-Lites, Lite Panels LED lights as well as Chimera Video Pro Plus Kits. Combined with the ATEM Television StudioCanon XF-105Sony PMW-F3L and Sony NEX-FS700 cameras, the studio provided an ideal learning environment for setting up lighting in a studio, green screen shooting and compositing. 


Computer Lab

Our computer lab has a total of 20 high end workstations with all the latest digital media software. Students also have a chance to work with our green screen and have access to other professional video production gear.

ITU Award

The ADMA was given a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prize by the International Telecommunications Union in recognition of advancing Rwandans on connectivity to information and communication technologies (ICT). The prize was awarded during the WSIS Forum 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 14. 


Launch Day

The ADMA officially opened on October 26, 2012. The ceremony was fortunate to have the former Minister of Education Vincent Biruta, former Pixel Corps CEO Alex Lindsay and former WDA Director General Jerome Gasana in attendance. The new ADMA sign was unveiled and attendees were given a tour of the facility and viewed a launch video produced by the ADMA students.