The Institute of Media Production Arts and Creative Technology (IMPACT) is a Career Technical Education pathway at Indio High School. The program develops student skills in the areas of filmmaking, graphic design, audio production, broadcast, animation, and leadership in preparation for postsecondary education and careers in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry sector. 

IMPACT students develop dynamic resumes and digital portfolios while gaining hands-on and real-world experience through a wide variety of projects, presentations, community/industry partnerships, and work-based learning opportunities.

All IMPACT courses are A-G approved with the University of California, California State University, and are CTE approved. 

About the Instructor

As the IMPACT Instructor/Coordinator, my goal is to utilize digital media in a way that empowers students and prepares them for life after high school in any field. I believe that digital media literacy is as essential for success as reading and writing. 

The IMPACT CTE pathway is designed to be project oriented- providing students with as many skill-development and real-world opportunities as possible between grades 9-12. Sometimes, it's also just plain fun.

Outside of IMPACT, I spend most of my time running my own YouTube channel, The Enthusiasm Project, where I focus on tech, vlogs, and 3D Printing projects.

Tom Buck
Curriculum Vitae