The cogswell experience is truly extraordinary.

Students say they’ve found their tribe at Cogswell College — the creative arts college in the heart of Silicon Valley.
In an all-inclusive, collaborative environment, Cogswell delivers an intense focus on developing undergrads for jobs in high-demand creative arts industries through project-based learning.


The next open house takes place Saturday, Aug 5th!

Cogswell stands out as a creative arts college by offering true studio environments that feature professional-level equipment, multi-disciplinary collaboration and industry expert instruction, coaching and mentoring. Take the first step of your creative career, RSVP now.



Through MediaWorks, students work with a ‘real’ client on a ‘real’ project, in order to develop the experience, skills and competencies and understanding they will need to work in the media industry after graduation.


Faces in Places

Cogswell student, Keith Larsen decided take the faces he sees in ordinary objects and illustrate them in a cartoonish way. It’s been generating a lot of attention! Take a look at some his work…

programs to match your passion

Cogswell prepares students for the real world by giving them real-world experience through a project-based learning approach while they’re still in school. No matter what you’re passionate about—we’ll help you dig deep into the creative process and launch your career. What program do you want to get started in?

Game Design and Development

Join a massive multiplayer experience as you learn how to program or design video games in classes that will equip you for working in the competitive gaming market.

Digital Art and Animation

Bring vivid characters, worlds and creatures to life in our digital art and animation college programs. You’ll work from start to finish on animation projects that are ready to hit the big and small screens.

Digital Audio Technology

The DAT program has two focuses: music and audio production for those who want to make digital audio, and audio engineering for those who want to create the gear that audio is produced on.

Software Engineering

Learn how to disrupt and redefine the future of the game, animation and software industries. Write code for fully developed video games with our engineering degrees in game programming, web and mobile software engineering, and digital art.

Business Administration

If you’ve dreamed of running a studio, managing digital media projects, leading a team at Disney or launching your own Angry Birds app, our business administration program will help you realize your dreams.