SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3, 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, June 14, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at its Sunnyvale campus.
Cogswell's unique project-based learning programs such as Game Studio, MediaWorks, Studio E and Project X put students in the middle of real-world projects, working with actual industry clients, that teach them a team-centered approach that mirrors real development teams of artists, engineers, animators, game designers, audio specialists and digital media and studio management.
The San Jose Mercury News 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 software engineering students have worked with a top mobile carrier on a gamification project involving public safety.
The Open House will provide an opportunity to tour Cogswell's dynamic campus and learn more about its 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.
Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to come explore the many exciting opportunities offered by Cogswell's distinct mixture of academic programs. Applications for fall term are now being accepted.
WHAT: Cogswell College Open House
WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10AM to 1PM
WHERE: Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Halo 4, Gears of War 3 and blockbuster films including Frozen, 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 industry leaders such as: Activision, DreamWorks, Disney, Electronic Arts, Pixar and Microsoft Game Studio as well as starting their own creative ventures.