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Cogswell College Debuts Dragonhearts Rock Band & MTV Act Award Videos at October 27 Open House

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 12, 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, is holding an Open House (http://www.cogswell.edu/prospective/rsvp-open-house.php) on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at its Sunnyvale campus.

The Open House will provide an opportunity to tour Cogswell's dynamic campus and learn more about its animation, game design, audio production, audio engineering, game audio, digital arts engineering, computer engineering, software engineering and entrepreneurship & innovation bachelor degree programs. It also provides an opportunity to visit with students, watch award-winning computer-animated short films, talk to an admissions representative and get answers to financial aid questions.

A screening of two prominent hip-hop videos, "20/20 Vision" and "Keep Pushing," will be featured with the debut performance of the newly-formed campus rock band, Dragonhearts. The videos, created by three Digital Audio Technology students, both won the gold at the MTV Act & Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards. "20/20 Vision" pays homage to President Obama's initiative of having the most college graduates by the year 2020. The band – a collection of ten Cogswell students and their instructor – will combine their assorted musical talents to jam out with an eclectic mix of rock, blues and funk music.

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.

WHAT: Cogswell College Open House

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10AM to 1PM

WHERE: Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

COST: FREE

RSVP REQUIRED

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, 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/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 approach that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept through the delivery pipeline.

Cogswell alumni include credit listings on the world's best-selling video games— Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Gears of War 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Halo: Reach, Red Faction: Armageddon, Dead Space and blockbuster films including Alvin & the Chipmunks, Snow White & the Huntsman, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Hop, Moneyball and Madagascar. Student-created films have garnered scores of awards (http://www.cogswell.edu/student-work/worlds-apart.php) including Best Animation at the Miami Film Festival, San Antonio Film Festival and Philadelphia Film and Animation Festivals, the Audience Choice Award at the San Jose Short Film Festival and the Children's Jury Award at the Encounters Film Festival in the UK. 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.

CONTACT: Bonnie Phelps Cogswell College bphelps@cogswell.edu 408-498-5145 Kimberly Hathaway Gallagher Group Communications kimberly@gg-comm.com 415-994-1097Source:Cogswell College