SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogswell College (http://www.cogswell.edu/), one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, today announced their participation as exhibitors at the 2012 Audio Engineering Society Conference, October 26-29, 2012 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. In their booth, #1211, the college will:
- Demonstrate how their sound effects and score enhanced the short, animated film "Worlds Apart" produced at Cogswell
- Showcase student synthesis projects
- Promote a Digital Audio Technology program CD Project and the Genre Electronica class tracks on iTunes Playlist
- Showcase special project class student-built guitar amplifier
"The AES conference is the best opportunity that we have to create industry partnerships, secure internships and collaborative projects for the students, and close key educational equipment deals," says Professor Timothy Duncan, Director of the Digital Audio Technology (DAT) program at Cogswell College. "As one of the most important conferences in the audio industry, we are thrilled to participate at this year's event."
Just last month, Cogswell's Digital Audio Technology program appointed Julius Dobos, as a Distinguished Lecturer. As a film score- and electronic music composer, mixing- and mastering engineer, sound designer and business owner, Dobos will offer Cogswell's Digital Audio Technology students a proven model of professional excellence.
In August, the school announced that three of their DAT students were recipients of the MTV Act/Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards, winning two gold awards for their music videos and a third gold for Best Narrative. All three are student volunteers for this year's AES conference.
DAT adjunct faculty member, Bob Megantz, is this year's AES Conference Facilities Chair. Megantz oversees the recently-created Dragonhearts, Cogswell's new nine-member student rock band.
Cogswell's Systems Administrator, Evan Peebles and Cogswell alumnus, Michael McConnell, are Co-Chairs for the 2012 AES Conference student volunteer program, and will be working with over 160 volunteers from dozens of schools. The program allows the student volunteers to receive a full program badge for their services, exposing them to world-class audio professionals and educational seminars. Cogswell will be represented by 18 student volunteers, helping thousands of attendees on the tradeshow floor.
This week, Cogswell College launched a "Master of Art in Entrepreneurship & Innovation" that includes a concentration in audio engineering. The DAT program includes audio production, game audio production, audio engineering, game audio programming and independent artist tracks.
About Cogswell College
Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell College is an accredited four-year institution of higher education with a curriculum that fuses art, engineering and entrepreneurship (http://www.cogswell.edu/academics/programs.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 approach that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept through the delivery pipeline.