Free College Credit
All of our programs offer Dual Enrollment credit thanks to Santa Barbara City College. This credit is offered completely free, as long as the student passes the class offered and registers during the window provided by the teacher. Visit the Dual Enrollment page for more info.
Students in the DPMedia pathway are not locked into any of our programs. Our classes can be taken alongside an academy, and there is no application process. Just register for any of our classes during the course selection window provided by DP.
Students receive graduation required community service hours for participating in outside events that support the program they are in. This may mean recording an event to be broadcast on DPNews, or taking photos of a sport for Yearbook or The Charger Account.
No Application Process
DPMedia has no requirements for application, anyone who is interested in the program is welcome to join. There may be some forms that must be filled out before a student can enroll, but as many students that are interested have a spot in the class they would like to join.
Competitions & Trips
Our programs take many field trips to local businesses in the industry, and we have also done fun field trips like Warner Bros. Studio & America's Got Talent. DPNews also travels all over the country for the Student Television Network competition.
With our suite of professional camera's, computers, and other equipment students learn to use equipment that is standard in a professional news and broadcasting environment, as well as free Adobe Creative Cloud software.