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Ogilvy’s UX/Design Thinking Immersion Day

Ogilvy’s Immersion Day applications are now open!

What is Immersion Day?
Immersion Day is a half-day event at Ogilvy designed to give college students an inside view into the inner workings of agency life. This Immersion Day is focused specifically on the Experience Design practice at Ogilvy and provides a holistic view of UX and design thinking through activities and Q&A.

This day is perfect for students who want to learn about human-centered design, the digital transformation of brands, and how to get into this industry.

Immersion Day details:
Tuesday, April 30
10:00am – 3:00pm
636 11th ave, New York, NY

Students can learn more about Immersion Day and apply here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us!

The Video Gaming Industry In NYC

The NYC game industry is thriving and is the home to developers, producers, marketers, and editors. On March 27 at SVA Theatre, hear from gaming experts who share how you can level up your skills, and turn your passion for games into a career. Free RSVP!

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The NYC game industry is thriving and is the home to developers, producers, marketers, and editors. On March 27 at SVA Theatre, hear from gaming experts who share how you can level up your skills, and turn your passion for games into a career. Free RSVP!   Featuring:     Fox Chen, Co-founder and CTO, Mokuni Games
Timothy Doolen, Visual Developer, Graceful Decay
Vonnetta Ewing, Director of Talent Acquisition, Take Two Interactive   Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change
Moderator: Krysti Pryde, Brand Marketing Manager, Tilting Point   RSVP     Upcoming Panels:
RSVP The Art of the Audio Interview
April 16, 6:30 PM, The Greene Space

We are in a golden age of the audio interview. What are the secrets behind great audio interviews? Hear hosts and producers from WNYC reveal how they produce and present compelling programming that is changing how we experience news, information and entertainment.   

ARTS 370 Classes – Fall 2019

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Intro to AR/VR
Class Number: 42389
Day & Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
Instructor: Michelle Cortese

Intro to AR/VR Students will learn how to create mobile Augmented Reality (AR) applications (for Facebook and Instagram) using Spark AR Studio and simple Virtual Reality (VR) applications (for the Oculus rift) using Unity 3D game engine.
Prerequisite: Some experience with 3D design and/or computer programming suggested but not required.

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Animation 2/3
Class Number: 42394
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40 PM – 5:30 PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella

Students with experience in animation production will be exploring the experimental documentary genre to create a 1-2 minute complete animation that can be used for presentation in publications or film festivals. Topics we will cover during the course of making the film will be writing a creative brief, audio recording, storyboarding, concept art, animatics, shot lists, file organization and presentation of the film. Students interested in completing a 2-4 minute animation can contact Professor Grella to discuss ideas and taking this course for two consecutive semesters.

Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course

Professor Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals as well as the Museum of Modern Art, has been published in the New York Times and has won the Walt Disney Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Physical Computing.
Class Number: 42383
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40 PM – 5:30 PM
Instructor: Danne Woo

Physical Computing. Using a keyboard and mouse is not how we interact with each other in the real world, so why do we still use these archaic tools to communicate with our machines? In this course we will be focusing on how we can design physical interfaces and use microprocessors like the Arduino, along with sensors, motors, knobs, switches, cameras, etc. to allow humans to more naturally interact with digital and physical installations.

Prerequisites: None

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Typeface Design.
Class Number: 42395
Day & Time: Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Instructor: Thomas Jockin

Typeface Design. This course will enable students to learn the tools of modern typeface design and take students through concept generation and creating a digital font. This is a great elective course for students interested in communication design and user experience design.

Note: Apple Computers are required for this class, the software isn’t available for a PC.

Prerequisites: ARTS242

Marketing Design Summer Intern–New York Times

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply sooner rather than later. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m. We will NOT be considering candidates who do not include a cover letter in their application.
    The New York Times is seeking a Summer Marketing Design Intern to join its growing Marketing Creative team and support the mission of quality journalism.

    Who we areEvery day, journalists at the New York Times report more than 200 stories from dozens of countries around the world on topics ranging from major international events to the best way to roast a chicken. Millions of users around the globe read, listen to and watch our stories across our web and mobile products. The New York Times has set the standard for journalistic excellence for over a century and a half — yet our newsroom’s ambition has never been higher. Our marketing team matches that ambition, as we work to help people understand what makes The Times different and worth paying for.Our team consists of marketers, media strategists, in-house creatives, researchers and brand strategists. We share a passion for creating brand experiences, connections and stories designed to inspire our readers every day.
     The Marketing Design Intern works alongside art directors, designers and copywriters in a fast-paced in-house design team. The intern will assist with diverse day-to-day projects and help in the development of creative marketing campaigns, production of print and digital assets, as well as design research and audits.Who should applyUndergraduate design students who are pursuing a degree in graphic design, advertising, or visual communication and are passionate about journalism and the mission of The New York Times are encouraged to apply.Requirements:
    • You are a rising junior, rising senior, or a graduating senior pursuing a design degree
    • A desire to learn about digital and print marketing
    • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
    • Experience with print and digital production is a plus but not a requirement
    • Experience with Sketch is a plus but not a requirement

    Culture and benefits
    • Interning at The New York Times is a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.
    • You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism
    • We run a week-long maker event during the summer, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together to work on creative, cross-functional projects
    • NYT interns benefit from competitive pay, great perks and influential networking
    The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

Achieving Diversity: Arts Administration Leadership Project

Dear Queens College Student,

I encourage you to apply for the following leadership opportunity for the arts.

“Achieving Diversity: Arts Administration Leadership Project” is a new arts administration leadership initiative at Queens College. This project establishes elite and individually-tailored career support for a diverse group of students at Queens College who aspire to leadership in the arts.

The project has five crucial components: mentoring, internship opportunities with academic credits, group career discussions, cultural performances and exhibition visits (through support from CUNYArts and CUNY Cultural Corps), and Queens College Arts Festival engagement. Each participant will gain professional guidance from industry experts, obtain hands-on training through experiential learning, and achieve career competency with compelling leadership skills.

Implementing Diversity: Arts Administration Leadership Project will offer dynamic and comprehensive career support to a diverse group students who aspire to succeed in the field of arts administration. The program aims to provide individually-tailored career guidance, internship and networking opportunities, and leadership skills to students. The program will run from February through May of 2019.

How to apply: Please submit the following material to HireQC:
https://www.qc.cuny.edu/StudentLife/services/career/Pages/Symplicity-Login.aspx

  1. Submit an essay explaining your career vision and aspiration (800 words maximum)
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Current resume

Upload documents at HIREQC 1) resume and 2) A separate document with your recommendation and essay scanned into ONE document.

Candidates later will be invited to an interview before the final selection.

  • Log on to HireQC select the Internship Tab then “Achieving Diversity: Arts Administration Leadership Project Arts administration Leadership Project” (Log in with QC Username “jdoe101”)
  • Save resume as your (First Name Last Name)
  • Save your essay as First Name Last Name Stipend 2018, example (Virginia Frese Stipend 2018)
  • Save your recommendation First Name Last Name Recommendation, example (Virginia Frese Recommendation)
  • Then upload all documents in HireQC
  • Select submit

The application deadline is extended to Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5PM. 

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in issues related to diverse and marginalized communities as measured by the candidate’s activities, academic concentration(s) and/or letters of recommendation.

Questions?

Contact Jane Cho, Director of Administration, Aaron Copland School of Music

jane.cho@qc.cuny.edu

718-997-3802

National Portfolio Day

Thinking about graduate school?
National Portfolio Day Sunday, Oct. 28
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

The New School – University Center
63 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Representatives from the following schools will be reviewing portfolios and talking to prospective students about their graduate programs. Find out More and Register to attend

Alfred University School of Art and Design
Art Center College of Design
Boston University School of Visual Arts
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
California College of the Arts
California College of the Arts
College for Creative Studies
College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University
Columbus College of Art & Design
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Fashion Institute of Technology
George Mason University School of Art
Laguna College of Art + Design
Lesley University College of Art and Design
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Moore College of Art & Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York School of Interior Design
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Purchase College SUNY: School of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
SMFA at Tufts University
Suffolk University- Art & Design
Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts
The University of the Arts
Tyler School of Art Temple University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts
University of the Arts London
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis

QC Student Takes Top Honors at Rarebit Animation Festival

Congratulations to Jadxia Carbajal, Christian Dantzler and Jessica Hong for having work selected to screen in the 2018 Rarebit Animation Festival at Queensborough Community College.  Additionally, the jury awarded Jadxia Carbajal’s film Battery, about her personal experience with Type I Diabetes, the top honor and she took home the 2018 Rarebit Award.

Christian Dantzler’s film, Ruptured, was about learning to love while simultaneously navigating childhood society was created using Flash and Photoshop, as well as some traditional pencil on paper techniques.  Both Christian and Jadxia’s films were two-semester projects in Professor Grella’s ARTS 370 Animated Documentary course.

Jessica Hong’s film Ghost Ice Cream is a humorous yarn about a ghost that is in love with ice cream.  Hong, an upcoming senior, created her film in Professor Cowan’s Intro to Animation course.  She is currently working on a film about irrational fears, to be finished in December.

This was the second year for the Rarebit Animation Festival which takes its name from Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, the innovative and often surreal comic strip by one-time Sheepshead Bay resident Winsor McCay (c.1867-1934). Perhaps best known for his popular strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, McCay was a pioneer in the art of animation–his  cartoon Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) was one of the very first animated films ever created.

Required Design 1 Portfolio Review

All Design students who are exiting ARTS 241: Design 1 at the end of this Fall 2017 semester are required to submit an online portfolio for review. This review is to ensure that students possess the necessary technical skills and demonstrate an understanding of design principles required by upper division coursework. If the review committee deems a portfolio subpar, students will be put on probation and need to submit a revised portfolio for review before being accepted into ARTS 345: Design 3. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Professor Woo at danne.woo@qc.cuny.edu or any other design faculty member.

Deadline: December 20th, 2017

For more information and for steps on how to submit your portfolio please go here:
http://artdept.qc.cuny.edu/design-portfolio-review/