SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogswell College, one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is holding an Open House on Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at its Sunnyvale campus. Visitors are invited to experience firsthand what makes Cogswell a premier digital arts institution. Examples of the school's project-based learning classes will be presented during the event including samples of work from its MediaWorks Studio and Project X.
The San Jose Mercury News recently lauded Cogswell as "… one of the pre-eminent schools in video game design and digital cinema." Cogswell student animation films have won dozens of festival awards, audio students have won the MTV/ACT award for music videos and computer engineering students have worked with a top mobile carrier on an exciting new project.
The Open House will provide an opportunity to tour Cogswell's dynamic campus and learn more about its animation, game design, audio production and digital arts engineering bachelor degree programs. Attendees will be able to visit with some of the school's outstanding students, watch award-winning computer-animated short films, talk to an admissions representative and get answers to financial aid questions.
Campus tours run from 10:00 to 11:00AM. The Dragonhearts, the college's rock band, will perform at 10:30AM. Visitors can watch award-winning, student-created short animations following the tours at 11:00AM. Families are welcome and encouraged to come enjoy the music as they explore the many exciting opportunities offered by Cogswell's distinct mixture of academic programs. Applications for the Summer and Fall Terms are open now.
WHAT: Cogswell College Open House
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10AM to 1PM
WHERE: Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Family and friends welcome. Please RSVP so we can provide adequate attention to your visit. Scholarships and Financial Aid available for qualified students. To RSVP go here: http://www.cogswell.edu/prospective/rsvp-open-house.php
About Cogswell College
Located in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell College is a WASC accredited four-year institution of higher education with a curriculum that fuses art, engineering and entrepreneurship (http://www.cogswell.edu/index.php). As one of the Bay Area's premier colleges, its novel academic approach offers an integrated model that emulates the industry environment—a collaborative, project-based, learning experience that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept through the delivery pipeline.
Cogswell College alumni credentials include Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Gears of War 3 and blockbuster films including Life of Pi, Madagascar, and The Avengers. Student-created films have garnered scores of national awards (http://www.cogswell.edu/student-work/worlds-apart.php). Cogswell alumni have gone on to careers with Activision, DreamWorks, Disney, Electronic Arts, Pixar and Microsoft Game Studio as well as starting their own creative ventures.