Award Winning Cogswell College To Hold Open House for Next-Generation of Digital Arts Students

Open House June 16

Silicon Valley's "Best Kept Secret" Fuses Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship Courses to Prepare Grads for the Lucrative Animation, Gaming, Audio and Engineering
Career Fields


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 16, 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 short animations, talk to an admissions representative and get answers to financial aid questions.

Cogswell College and alumnus Tobiah Marks - the 25-year-old co-founder of the game design company Yonbonja! - were recently highlighted in the Sunnyvale Sun. Marks helped create Blast Monkeys in 2010, which 15 months later has more than 10 million downloads. Over the summer of 2011 it was named the No. 1 free Android game. See interview with Tobiah Marks here: http://blog.cogswell.edu/.

WHAT: Cogswell College Open House
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10 AM to 1 PM
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


Background


Tucked away in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cogswell is one of the most inspiring, creative institutions in the world providing innovative degrees that prepare students for converging global industries including video gaming, animation, sound design and software engineering.

Cogswell alumni credentials include the world's best-selling video game, Call of Duty and blockbuster films including Toy Story, Harry Potter and Thor. Student created films have garnered scores of national awards including best animation at the Miami Film Festival, Route 66 Film Festival and Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival, 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, Microsoft Game Studio, and many more.


About Cogswell Polytechnical 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. 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.

June 11, 2012