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Inspiring the next
generation of digital leaders
Animation & Illustration
Creative tech is one of the fastest growing industries in Aotearoa New Zealand. But it takes time to excel and become proficient. Join us and start today.
Esports & High Performance Thinking
Esports and Gaming are gateways into digital and creative tech. Think leadership, collaboration, communication, sportsmanship.
Welcome to Digital Natives Academy
Our Term 2 programmes are almost full.
We have a livestream and digital content production class opening up online soon.
Digital Natives Academy (DNA) Charitable Trust was established in 2014 to inspire the next generation of digital leaders.
DNA is an intergenerational centre of digital excellence, a place where curious young minds can find exceptional leaders along with state of the art digital tech. It is also a Sanctuary from an often cold, uncaring world where the outliers of society can find peace, a warm smile, friendship and shared passions.
All our current courses are taught onsite in schools or online. If you would like to enquire about enrolling your students, click below.
Digital Natives Academy is excited to be partnering with the Alan Turing Institute, to help gather feedback from Māori developers, policymakers and communities about data and it’s use in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. In 2021, a call-out was made to the global data community
Rotorua | Murupara | Tokoroa | Auckland | Wellington | Christchurch (coming soon)
Meet our Crew
Wellbeing | Esports | Animation | Content Creation | Livestream Production
DNA believes leadership is about creating more leaders. We use the young jedis around us, young up and coming talent with a passion for Te Ao Māori, wellbeing, animation, gaming, 3D asset development, VR, coding, esports, content creation and livestreaming.
Our instructors have relevant tertiary degrees and have deep and relevant experience in our culture and industry.