Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Courageous Student Creativity

On June 25th, DATA students Hillary Rivera and Sebastian Gomez co-presented at The California Arts Project's 2015 Courageous Creativity conference held at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. 

The student panel discussion, Preparing College and Career Ready Students in the Arts,  was in partnership with the A.B. Miller Dance Academy and provided first-hand information to arts educators from around the state of California in support of the creative economy.

In addition to being the very first students to speak at the conference in it's 9 years, they also had direct access to Disney Imagineering presenters and went behind the scenes of Soarin' Over California with it's chief engineer.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Congratulations to the 2015 DATA Graduates!

This was the ninth and largest group to date with 68 seniors

Monday, June 8, 2015

On My Way Hollywood

On June 6th, On My Way, our fourth collaboration with Rio Vista Elementary Schoolwas selected as the winner in the 49th Annual California Student Media Festival for the Secondary - Cross Generational category. The animation along with other selected student films will run on PBS SoCal during the month of October, 2015! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Vacation Ad Fed

On June 3rd, three Di students were recognized for their vacation advertising campaigns by the Desert Ad Fed at a special event at the Mary Pickford theater.

Congratulations to the following

Ofelia Salas 
$2,500 Scholarship

Bonnie Vo
Fall for the scenery
$2,000 Scholarship

Mariafernanda Salazar
$150 Honorable Mention

Monday, June 1, 2015

Spring Scholarships

Congratulations to the following DATA Digital Imaging seniors for earning $100,000+ in scholarships!

Cruz Moreno
$1,000 Digicom Student Film Festival Scholarship

Bonnie Vo
$2,000 Desert Advertising Federation

Ofelia Salas
$2,500 Desert Advertising Federation

David Vo
$5,000 Georgia Fogelson Scholarship, Palm Springs Art Museum

Jazmine Valles
$5,000 Museum Artist Council Scholarship
$1750 La Quinta Arts Foundation

Kandace Joven
San Francisco Art Institute
$40,000 over 4 years

Robert Stevens
Bethany Lutheran College
$44,000 over 4 years