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Students who attend Digital Arts & Technology Academy are given an opportunity to explore the world of digital arts and technology and engage with classmates in expressing their ideas.

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Digital Arts and Technology Academy (DATA) is a fully accredited, four year, tuition-free academy. We produce graduates that are academically well rounded, goal oriented and possess the essential life skills needed to accomplish and achieve their college and career goals. Students who attend DATA are given an opportunity to explore the world of digital arts and technology and engage with classmates in expressing their ideas.

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Students will learn and be exposed to theater in its many forms, including traditional masked theatre, puppetry, voice acting, improvisation and scripted acting, as well as public speaking skills.

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Architectural Design & Drafting

Students will learn the foundations of Design Theory and graphic techniques applied to Architecture, Graphic Design and Art, and then refine those skills in areas such as residential design and product design.

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We instruct students on the development of storytelling via the process of creating the illusion of motion through various animation mediums, including 3D modeling. Students will utilize modeling and animation software to create animated videos.

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PC Repair/IT

Computers have become an indispensable part of everyday life, which is why we believe understanding the science of how they are built and operate is important. These classes prepare students for computer maintenance and IT roles.

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Since 2008, over 2 billion dollars have been spent on the state’s film industry. DATA has partnered with CNM to provide our film production students with college credits and a seamless integration into their Film Technician Training Program.

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Graphic Design

Using digital photography and graphic design, students are able to obtain proficiency in digital art forms that can be used in a variety of fields. Software such as the Adobe suite of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are taught.

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Career Exploration Wheel

This program introduces 9th graders to all the career and technical education courses offered at DATA. Each elective is divided into 9-week classes so that incoming freshmen have the ability to choose the right electives for them.

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Studio Art

Students will hone their visual craftsmanship and technical skills with a focus on life drawings and visual storytelling, as well as learn to navigate the freelance market and apply mathematics to their concentration.

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Why our Students Like DATA

  • "I decided to try DATA, and it has been the best decision I have ever made. Because of the alternative teaching styles, my grades really went up; and for the first time in my life, I made the honor roll. I also began taking courses in areas like graphic design and architecture, which have helped me decide my future educational and career paths."

  • "I have grown and learned so much as a person, a student, and an artist. Now I am ready to take my life to the next level and make film my career. I love the students, the teachers, and the staff here. This is no ordinary high school, and it has kept me excited about learning!"


Student Spotlight

Sheyla Renteria

She represents qualities and characteristics we all value: kindness, compassion, a generous spirit and the ability to believe and follow her dreams.

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1011 Lamberton NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 341-0888
Fax: (505) 341-0658

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