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Creative Careers and Job Advice

As the Talent Development Manager at DreamWorks Animation, Grazia Como spearheads the company’s Talent Development Program. The Program concentrates on college level scouting and recruiting, internship and training programs, to support departments across the studio, including Feature Film, Television, Technology, and Production Management. A Cogswell alumna, Grazia here offers career advice for current students and […]

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If you are trying to pursue an art career and become a professional artist, or an engineer looking to develop an appreciation for contrast and nuance, you will want to hear from Emilio Valalba, a professional painter whose Instagram feed (@emilio_villalba) illustrates his prolific and iconic approach. As a Southern California native, Emilio Villalba received […]

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When it comes to landing creative jobs after graduation, you’re going to need a competitive advantage. Getting off to a rocket-fast start in the creative industries relies heavily on education that directly correlates with the work you’ll be doing. Many alumni take advantage of Cogswell’s project-based learning model, because it focuses on the same tasks […]

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These days when teenagers are capable of learning autonomously and producing outstanding results individually, one might wonder just how important collaboration and teamwork really are in the creative industry. Why would a sound designer, a composer, an audio engineer, a video editor, a graphic artist or an animator need to know how to collaborate with […]

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Do you have the communication and animation skills needed to make it in one of the many coveted creative animation jobs, like character rigging for DreamWorks or animating for Pixar? Animation jobs like these are a challenge to land, given the increasingly competitive job market. Simply put: you need certain skills beyond an ability to […]

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Graduation is as nerve-wracking as it is exciting. Once you have that diploma in hand, it’s completely normal for feelings of panic and anxiety to start creeping in. How can you get your first creative job after graduation? How many job applications should you send out? What should you include in your portfolio? Yes, landing […]

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