2016 SkillsUSA California Skill and Leadership Conference, many additional DATA students worked during spring break to shoot annual events such as the Indian Wells Arts Festival in partnership w/Hot Purple Energy and Fashion Week El Paseo.
Both Fashion Week and the IWAF events continue to provide work-based learning experiences with in the local arts community for students to apply skills learned throughout the Academy.
At IWAF, DI students work directly with local company, Hot Purple Energy, to operate a photo-booth run entirely on solar energy and act as official photographers for the 3-day arts event.
At Fashion Week, both DATA Digital Imaging and Digital Storytelling students are the only school given access to the exclusive media platform for the entire 7 nights. This provides an extremely rare opportunity for deserving students to exercise pro-skills and rub elbows with likely mentors.