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Cogswell CUC Exchange Student Wins In UCLA Festival of New Creative Work

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

The CUC exchange student program has brought many young talents to Cogswell, all of which have increased their artistic talents while enrolled at the school. So it brings joy to our hearts to hear that one of the first to be apart of the program Henry Zhang has won Best 2D Animation in the 2011 UCLA Festival of New Creative Work.

We all wish him the best here at Cogswell and we hope that his position in the MFA program gives him opportunites that will show the best of his artistic abilities.

Rock on Henry!

You guys can check out the video here:

[Be Quiet] Animation by Henry Zhang

Source: Michael Martin, Dean of Cogswell

Cogswell’s International Exchange Students Present Their Year-Long Projects

Friday, April 30th, 2010
The CUC students with faculty members Michael Huber (3rd from left) and Dave Perry (3rd from right)

The CUC students with faculty members Michael Huber (3rd from left) and Dave Perry (3rd from right)

CUC_1Over the course of the last year, Cogswell hosted 5 exchange students from the Communications University of China (CUC) in Beijing.  While attending Cogswell they focused on engineering, animation and game development.  At the end of the year they produced 2 short animations and  a game.  Their experiences here at Cogswell transcended classroom experiences as they squeezed in visits to various U.S. cities and local attractions.

CUC_2Three of the students have been accepted into grad schools – one at UCLA and two at Sheridan College in Canada. They will be working on their Masters degrees in visual effects and animation.  As Cogswell moves forward and expands its international exchange program with CUC, this first group of students has set a high standard for the students who will follow.

CUC_3“I am very excited to have been able to work with a great group of talented young artists and engineers who have a bright future in these global industries.  I know that they have made a great impact on the student body here at Cogswell as well as the staff.  I wish them much success as they move forward in their careers.”  ~ Brandace King, International Student Coordinator.

The students depart Cogswell this week.  Before they left, they presented their year-long projects to the delight of faculty and students!

The CUC students with Brandace King (front row, 2nd from left), staff member Evan Peebles (2nd row, 2nd from left) and Cogswell student Andrew Severns (back row).

The CUC students with Brandace King (front row, 2nd from left), staff member Evan Peebles (2nd row, 2nd from left) and Cogswell student Andrew Severns (back row).