Take ARTS 190 Design Foundations this Winter

This course is primarily for students interested in graphic design, but is also useful for Studio and Photography majors. There are no prerequisites and is open to all students. The class will cover fundamental theories and methodologies of color theory and 2-D design in traditional and digital mediums. Through observation, analysis, writing, exercises, and projects, students begin to develop work processes that involve articulation, visual research, concept generation, form making, and craft skills. Seats are still available for the winter session.

Take ARTS 191 Basic Software this Winter

Looking for a winter course? ARTS 191 Basic Software is an entry course for Design majors and minors with no prerequisites. Open to other majors as well.

The class is an introduction to the fundamentals of prevailing software applications used in design; such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Students work with multiple software applications to create projects that communicate through a variety of forms both digital and in print. This class prepares students with the necessary software skills required for upper level Design courses.

Portfolio Review at FCB (Signup deadline extended)

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The FCB Health Network is hosting a portfolio Review on Thursday, 11/19.

This is a great way for students to network with creative professionals at our agency, show off their portfolio, and receive feedback before they potentially apply for roles within The Network.

You can sign up by clicking here!

Interested students must sign up by Friday, 11/13 to be considered. Due to limited open spots, not all students will be invited to join this Portfolio Review, but we will keep them in mind for future events we plan to do. When contacted, they’ll be assigned to either the morning session (10:30 AM-11:45 AM) or the afternoon session (2:30 PM-3:45 PM).

Pippin Properties African American Creatives Grant

Pippin Properties, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its first annual African American Creatives Grant—an award of $6,000 to an aspiring creative who has an interest in young people’s literature. For 2020, the inaugural year of the grant, Pippin is accepting applications for African American Artists only.We believe Black Lives Matter, and we all must do our part to dismantle racism in our country and within publishing. In an effort to assist in deconstructing unjust disparities experienced by African American people in the United States, Pippin Properties is pledging to do its part by offering the African American Creatives Grant, in addition to other initiatives that aim to support, amplify, and elevate underrepresented creatives in the field.African American artists, at any point in their careers, may apply and use the award towards the development of their careers.The creator is under no obligation to submit their work to Pippin Properties for representation. In the event that the recipient decides to do so, we would make it a priority to review the work with dispatch. Please note that Pippin is under no obligation to offer representation.If you are interested in applying, please review the following guidelines listed below.

Submission Window:

Pippin will be accepting applications beginning at 12:01am EST on Monday, October 5th, 2020. Our submission window will remain open until we’ve received 100 applications OR until Monday, November 16th, 2020, whichever comes first. If the latter, we require all applications be in by 11:59pm EST on November 16th. In the case that we reach our maximum first, we will announce our closing to applications via our website and all social channels. We are accepting applications on a first come, first serve basis.

Submission Guidelines:

Applicants are invited to submit their application for consideration to the Pippin team via info@pippinproperties.com. The judging process will be composed of two parts. During the initial round of assessment, a committee composed of Ashley Valentine, Art Manager; Cameron Chase, Subsidiary Rights Manager; and Rakeem Nelson, Agency Assistant will review and select 10 final applicants. Next, a committee of senior Pippin staff composed of Holly McGhee, Company President; Elena Giovinazzo, Vice President; and Sara Crowe, Senior Agent, will select the awardee from these top ten.

Here is a link to more info and instructions.

Paid Internship at Flushing Town Hall for Queens College Design Students

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Design & Marketing Internship (Remote)
Flushing Town Hall (FTH) is seeking a Design & Marketing intern during Winter 2020 – Spring 2021 semesters. FTH will provide interns with great opportunities to develop skills and ideas in a friendly virtual-office environment.

Organizational Background
Flushing Town Hall (FTH) presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world, and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657. Due to Covid-19 crisis, FTH has been closed since mid-March and offering virtual programs “Flushing Town Hall at Home” since March 27. More information: www.flushingtownhall.org

Design & Marketing Intern Reports to: Director of Marketing and Community Engagement: Part-time (8-12 hrs per week for 4-5 months; stipend provided $15/hr by Queens College) Available immediately.

Internship Duties: Full remote Internship Opportunity. Work closely with the Marketing and Community Engagement team in all areas of design and marketing. Job duties include but are not limited to the following projects:
– Help create graphics for: marketing and fundraising campaign, banners, flyers, and FTH social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube)
– Present rough drafts and present ideas
– Use the appropriate Brand colors, guidelines and layouts for each graphic
– Work with marketing team to produce final design
– Any other administrative duties reasonably related to marketing or the functions described above
Experience & Skills
– Prior experience creating graphics and a solid grasp of design concepts
– Comfort working in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop. InDesign, and Illustrator.
– Enthusiasm for the design process and attentiveness to different project goas
– Detail-oriented, organized, ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
– Ability to work remotely, and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames
– Possess excellent communication skills
– Bilingual ability is a plus
– Passion in the arts and culture is a plus
To apply, please e-mail your resume, a cover letter, and work samples to schoi@flushingtownhall.org

6th Annual Careers in Film Summit


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10/31/20 Halloween and Horror Genre Schedule

10:00 a.m. – Welcome

10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – All Things Animation
Mike Belzer, Animator, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, Assistant Art Director, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
Sandra Equihua, Character Designer, “The Book of Life”
Jackie Koehler, Lead Animator, “The Book of Life”
Jennifer Kluska, Director/Story Artist, “Hotel Transylvania” films
Michelle Murdocca, Producer/Exec. Producer, “Hotel Transylvania” films
Moderator: Randy Haberkamp, Senior Vice President, Preservation and Foundation Programming, Academy
See Full Panel Biographies

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Music in Horror Films
John Carpenter, Writer/Director/Producer/Composer, “Halloween”
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of Sirius XM’s “The Mike Muse Show”
See Full Panel Biographies

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Lights, Camera, Action…Production!
Maxime Alexandre, Cinematographer, “The Nun”
Rick Baker, Special Make-Up Effects Creator, “The Wolfman”
Luis Sequeira, Costume Designers Branch, “It Chapter Two”
Jennifer Spence, Production Designer, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”
Checco Varese, ASC, Cinematographer, “It Chapter Two”
Moderator:  Audrey Cleo Yap, Multimedia Journalist
See Full Panel Biographies

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Working Above-the-Line
Tobin Bell, Actor, the “Saw” movies
Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz, Co-Writer/Director/Producer, “Antebellum”
Ian Cooper, Producer, “Candyman”
Gerard McMurray, Director/Producer, “The First Purge”
Terri Taylor, Casting Director, “Get Out”
Moderator: Mike Muse, host of Sirius XM’s “The Mike Muse Show”
See Full Panel Biographies

4:30 p.m. – Program Ends


This program is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program

We are the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) team and we wanted to reach out to let you know about an exciting fellowship opportunity for diverse college juniors, college seniors, graduate students, and portfolio school students: MAIP. Since 1973, the MAIP Program, now in its 47th year, provides diverse students with equitable access to the advertising and marketing industry. 
This past summer, we transitioned to the MAIP Virtual Engagement Program in response to COVID-19. MAIP fellows participated in a 12-week virtual engagement program where they had the opportunity to connect with 90+ participating agencies/industry partners through transferable skill trainings, discipline-specific trainings, and more. Fellows also participated in summer projects and the 4A’s Foundation provided $25,000 in cash prizes to the top 2 teams.
Whether it’s virtual or in-person, we are excited to let you know that our #MAIP2021 applications are currently open. Applications will close on October 31st, 2020 (11:59 pm ET). Fellows will have a paid internship in the advertising industry coupled with the amazing experience we provide them as a MAIP fellow. The goal is to continue providing fellows the space and opportunity to build a foundation for their careers.
Program Breakdown: 
·         Virtual Spring Training 
o    Fellows engage in a 12-week virtual training series on topics within the industry intended to prepare fellows for their agency experience
·         MAIP Coach
o    Industry professionals volunteer to coach a fellow throughout their MAIP experience. Fellows are pair with their coaches based on location, agency/organization, or discipline
·         Internship Program
o    Fellows complete a 10-week internship with some of the top advertising agencies across the country
·         MAIP Labs
o    Agencies across the country volunteer to host workshops in the evening to contribute to fellows’ professional growth and development.
·         The Face of Talent
o    Fellows attend a week-long series of workshops, panels, and a career fair to celebrate their MAIP experience and network
We welcome all students who have a passion for advertising to apply (regardless of their major) but would appreciate it if you could share the opportunity with students who are in any of the following majors/programs: marketing/advertising/mathematics/computer science/communications/graphic design/art. To share this opportunity with your students, please access the linked materials below:
·         MAIP Brochure
We have an info session TODAY and during the next two weeks to go over the program and answer any questions! If you or your students are interested in learning more about MAIP, join us at one of the following sessions (Zoom links provided): 
·         Monday, October 12th (5-6pm ET)
·         Monday, October 19th (5-6pm ET)
·         Monday, October 26th (5-6pm ET)
To learn more about MAIP, visit our website: foundation.aaaa.org/maip-fellowship
Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!
·         Alexis Agosto (aagosto@4as.org) | Director, 4A’s Foundation 
·         Jacquelyn Green (jgreen@4as.org) | Program Manager, 4A’s Foundation 
·         Ambar Vidals (avidals@4as.org) | Senior Associate, 4A’s Foundation


Presentation about Graphic Design in Film and Television October 21


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