SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogswell College (http://www.cogswell.edu/), is holding an Open House (http://www.cogswell.edu/prospective/rsvp-open-house.php) on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at its Sunnyvale campus. Cogswell College is one of the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship.
After visiting the school's campus, a San Jose Mercury News reporter wrote, "Spending a few hours at Cogswell convinced me that this unheralded college just might be the most creatively geeky corner of Silicon Valley."
The Open House will provide an opportunity to tour Cogswell's dynamic campus and learn more about its animation, game design, audio production, game audio, digital arts engineering, software engineering and entrepreneurship & innovation bachelor degree programs. Attendees will be able to visit with students, watch award-winning computer-animated short films, talk to an admissions representative and get answers to financial aid questions.
The Open House will be accompanied by a performance of the newly-formed campus rock band, Dragonhearts. 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 beginning at 10:30AM.
Campus tours run from 10:00 to 11:00AM. 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.
WHAT: Cogswell College Open House
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10AM to 1PM (Concert begins at 10:30AM)
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 approach 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.