Posts Tagged ‘Animation’

Pilot Animation Program for Silicon Valley High School Students

Friday, July 10th, 2009
Award ceremony on June 19, 2009

Award ceremony on June 19, 2009

What’s next after high school? How about working toward a career in the animation, game or digital audio fields?

Cogswell Polytechnical College wants to open doors to these industries to local youth by offering introductory classes in these subjects. The College is working with The Silicon Valley African Productions through its Future Stars Program, an area nonprofit, to identify candidates.

Students must apply to participate. They are required to maintain high academic standards and be involved in the local community while they are taking advantage of these opportunities.

Cogswell currently provides instruction in beginning and intermediate animation techniques using Maya, beginning and intermediate game level design and beginning and intermediate audio production.

The next series of classes begin in September. Though anyone can apply, the goal is to recruit a more Latino and African-American students in Santa Clara County.

Click here to learn more about the pilot program.

Click here to learn more about Cogswell’s Animation and Game Design degree programs.

Click here to learn more about Cogswell’s Digital Audio degree program.

- Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement

Allen Stetson Featured in 3D World Magazine

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Allen-StetsonCogswell alumnus, Allen Stetson (class of 1999), Lead Technical Director at DreamWorks, was featured in the ‘Inspiration’ section of 3D World Magazine’s December 2008 issue.

In the article he describes how after viewing the film, The Little Mermaid, in seventh grade he became fascinated by the way the artists handled light and the distortion of movement through water. He knew then, that this is the field in which he wanted to build his career and Cogswell was the college he chose to make his dreams a reality.

Cogswell recognized Allen as its Silicon Valley Campus Alumnus of the Year at Founders’ Day in March 2008. The award is given to alumni who have made contributions to their professions and had an impact on Cogswell.

Click here to read the interview.

Click here to learn more about Cogswell’s animation degree program.

Bonnie Phelps, Dean of Institutional Advancement