Welcome to Cogswell

Cogswell Polytechnical College has a long and distinguished history as a California institution of higher education. Continuously dedicated to preparing its students for success and leadership in the world around it, Cogswell has always been associated with best practice in the industries and communities it serves.

Today, Cogswell's students are educated broadly - in digital arts, engineering, and entrepreneurship - to prepare for converging global industries in such fields as videogames, digital cinema, digital audio, digital animation and the engineering sciences and professions. This combination of the digital arts with engineering and technology, along with a foundation in general education and integrated entrepreneuring skills, means that our students graduate with bachelor's degrees and move quickly into the world. The skills and attitudes they explore and develop here serve them well for professions that are changing almost daily.

Cogswell's faculty members, most of whom have strong industry experience and connections, work hard to provide the finest possible academic programs. Our staff is committed to creating the best possible learning environment for our students. Our alumni assist us through internships, jobs, workshops and other bridges to industry. These dedicated people work together within a college that is small, specialized, and personal. Not only won't you get lost here, but you will find an environment that encourages your creativity and exploration, while providing you with first-rate teaching and technology.

Deb Snyder, President, Cogswell CollegeYet even more than our great faculty or top-flight technology, we have an amazing group of students here at Cogswell. These dedicated, hard-working, focused students are gifted with stunning artistic, technological, and visionary talents. One of the best parts of being at Cogswell is your classmates, people who will challenge, inspire, and help you.

This website highlights what we do best here at Cogswell. It provides information about the College, while demonstrating what is possible. All of the art work on this site has been created by Cogswell students. You, too, may find this the place to pursue your academic and creative dreams. I urge you to explore this site and then come to visit our campus. For no matter how good our website, it is no substitute for experiencing the fullness of this special place in person.

Sincerely yours,

Deb Snyder
President & Chief Academic Officer, Cogswell College