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Eddie Opara, Weigine Wang & Lisa Maldonado

Last night Weigine Wang & Lisa Maldonado met Eddie Opara at the free lecture sponsored by NYU Leslie eLab.

Weigine wrote…Thank you for posting the announcement of the lecture on the blog–the event was amazing and I learned a lot!! At the end of the talk, my classmate Lisa and I asked Mr. Opara to have our photo taken together–which was nice. I hope there will be more interesting events coming soon!



Kingsborough Animation festival–Submit your work!

Submit your animations!
Animation festival this Spring at Kingsborough for CUNY animation students/faculty. No fees to submit.

Our entry form is here:
We’re calling it the Rarebit Animation Festival, as a tribute to former Sheepshead Bay legend Winsor McCay.  It’s open to work created in the past few years (2015) up through this Spring semester. Entry deadline is April 28th, and the festival will be Thursday June 1st, 7-9pm here at the Kingsborough Art Museum.
Questions: email:, or call 718.368.5934.

Cultural Corps Academic Year Internship Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Looking for a paid internship next year? Cultural Corps Academic Year Internship

Currently enrolled students at any CUNY college interested in gaining professional experience in the arts and culture sector will participate in a 24-week part-time work experience over their fall and spring semesters. Students will receive a wage of $13/hour and work 12 hours per week. Prior to starting at their site, students will complete a pre-program training and throughout the year will participate in a cultural enrichment and development series.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be working towards a degree at a CUNY college (Community College, Senior College, or Graduate School)
  • Be registered for at least 6 credits each semester in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5
  • Have earned at least 30 college credits by the end of summer 2017 (24 credits for community college students)
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning Fall 2017 classes
  • Be available to work part-time (12 hours/week) for a period of 24 weeks during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Application & Interview Periods

Cultural Corps Academic Year Internship

  • Opens: December 16, 2016
  • Closes: Priority Deadline – February 15, 2017; Final Deadline – March 12, 2017
  • Interviews: April 3 – April 28, 2017

Find out more

  • December 2, 2016 @ 2-2:30pm
  • December 7, 2016 @ 11-11:30am
  • December 8, 2016 @ 5:30-6pm
  • January 12, 2017 @ 12-12:30pm

to sign up for this date, or other dates, to learn about the program.

Website and Social Media


Twitter: @artsatcuny

Instagram: @cunyarts


Have you graduated in the past 2 years? Still looking for work?

If the answer is yes, you may want to apply to the summer intensive CUNY Cultural Corps.

Cultural Corps Summer Intensive
Recent alumni of CUNY (including those who will graduate Spring 2017) with expressed interest in pursuing a career in the arts and culture sector will participate in a 9-week full-time work experience during the summer. Alumni will receive a wage of $13/hour and work 35 hours per week. Prior to engaging with their host sites, alumni will undergo intensive training in key areas of professional development. Periodically, alumni may attend cultural events hosted by partners and affiliated programs. Pending job availability and participant success, CUNY will work with the host site to explore the possibility of extending participant engagement with the site after program completion.

Eligibility Criteria CUNY Cultural Corps Summer Intensive

  • Be an alum of any CUNY 0-2 years out (must have degree by end of Spring 2017, and have obtained degree no earlier than Spring 2015)*
  • Have graduated with a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.75
  • Have completed at least 1 year of full-time work experience or 2 years of part-time experience/internship experience(s)
  •  Be available to work full-time (35 hours/week) for a period of at least 9 weeks starting in June 2017
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    *NOTE: Alumni who attend a non-CUNY institution during the time since graduating CUNY are still eligible to apply, though preference will be given to recent graduates of CUNY

To find out more, participate in the webinar

  • December 2, 2016 @ 2-2:30pm
  • December 7, 2016 @ 11-11:30am
  • December 8, 2016 @ 5:30-6pm
  • January 12, 2017 @ 12-12:30pm

to sign up for this date, or other dates, to learn about the program.

sign up for this date, or other dates, to learn about the program.

Application is on the website or can be found here here.

Website: Twitter: @artsatcuny Instagram: @cunyarts Facebook:

New Course Just Added for Spring 2017: ARTS370 Typeface Design


This course is for anyone who has always wanted to design his or her own typeface, but is unsure where to start. Or for those who just love type, and wish they knew more about how it works. The participants will engage with the fundamental methods, tools and principles involved in the making of a digital typeface.

The course will take the participants from basic sketching through hand-drawn type to the digitization of their own, original letterforms. Working with each student step by step through the process of creating a working typeface of their very own, this course will provide a fundamental understanding of how typefaces work both technically and aesthetically, and experience in making them.

ARTS370 (56805)

Prerequisite: ARTS242 Typography 1

Instructor: Thomas Jockin

Day/time: Sundays 1:00pm – 4:50pm

New Elective Course: ARTS-250 Design Thinking – Spring 2017


Learn to think and make strategically. Apply your design skills in ways that are truly innovative.

Students interested in creative direction, social innovation, tech entrepreneurship, and solving the world’s big, important problems are encouraged to enroll.

Design Thinking
Wednesdays, 8:10am-12pm in Klapper 107
Fall 2016
Professor Andrew DeRosa

Course Description
This course will explore a variety of research, strategy, and design methods used by industry leaders to create innovative design solutions. Students will use these methods to create their own fully-formed brands to launch new products, services, and experiences based on real insights.

Pre-req: ARTS 241 or consent of instructor:


The Queens Entrepreneurship Fund Wants You!

Are you interested in economic development and business? Have a passion for leadership, entrepreneurship, or social impact?

If so, check us out. We’re a student run social enterprise start-up dedicated to providing consulting, micro-lending, and skill building services to local business owners. We work towards creating competitive training programs that equip college students with the strategic and business skills necessary to consult local entrepreneurs while devising ways to drive economic development from the ground up. We are presently seeking fellow Queens College students to join our team. Whether you’re interested in an internship or a solid leadership role, we can work with you. So contact us, make some friends, and help us make some awesome stuff happen.

Interested? Have any questions? Please contact us:

Quiet Student Study Lounge in Klapper Hall


Looking for a quiet space to study/work on projects in Klapper Hall?

Thanks to the hard work of Paula Costanzo & Richard Carenas (angels of the Art Department), there is a new student lounge on the 5th floor of Klapper Hall.

Check it out!
And thank Paula & Richard next time you see them!