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.
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.
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.
Sports have been a part of American culture for several centuries. Athletics classes go beyond physical education classes and help students train and practice in the sport for the season under the guidance of a coach and athletic trainer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!"