March 11, 2020
As a smaller college with a single location, thus far we have been able to effectively maintain a safe space.
Cogswell has taken multiple steps to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff including the following:
In the event there is a confirmed case or we are made aware of an exposure, we will immediately notify all constituents and outline next steps.
In the meantime, classes will continue as scheduled.
March 9, 2020
From the Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Dear Cogswell Community,
I hope the spring semester is progressing nicely. The safety of our community continues to be a primary focus of the College. With all the attention in the news media regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I ask everyone to help prevent its spread (as well as any other infectious illnesses) by observing a few simple procedures.
All entrances to the building—including the main, front entrance—will remain locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Current students, faculty, and staff must use their ID badge to gain access to the building at all times. You must wear your badge in a manner that is easily visible while on campus. Students, faculty, and staff who do not have a badge will need to check in at the front desk and be issued a temporary name tag. This name tag will be effective for 24 hours. All Cogswell guests will be required to register at the front desk. They will be issued a name badge to be worn while visiting the campus.These increased security measures will only work if we are all vigilant. Safety is everyone’s business. While on campus, please be observant of those around you. If you see someone in the building without a visible Cogswell ID or a visitor badge, please notify a member of the faculty or staff. Also, be cognizant of those around you while entering the building—do not open the doors or hold doors open for individuals without a visible ID.
Even with these safety measures in place, we recognize that emergency situations may arise. In the event that an emergency requires us to evacuate the building, please:
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The Digital Art and Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Game Design Art and Digital Media Management programs require that a portfolio of prior work be submitted for review during the admissions process. The portfolio should be representative of the applicant's style and skill set. Applicants should only include their best work. Portfolio requirements differ for each major. Please pay close attention to the requirements for each program.
Digital Art and Animation - Admissions Portfolio Requirements
Digital Audio Technology - Admissions Portfolio Requirements
Digital Media Management - Admissions Portfolio Requirements
Game Design Art - Admissions Portfolio Requirements
An applicant's portfolio is evaluated once the Enrollment Services Office has received a completed application packet. A completed packet consists of the application, application fee, recommendation, all official transcripts, and portfolio. After an initial evaluation by the Enrollment Services team, two folders are created. The manila folder contains a permanent record that is kept in the Registrar's Office. The blue folder, in conjunction with the portfolio, is used for further evaluation by the faculty on campus. The instructor who receives the blue folder reviews the portfolio and completes a second transcript evaluation.
Any recommendations the faculty member makes about the prospect's abilities are documented in specific evaluation forms. Once all evaluation forms are completed, the blue folder and portfolio are returned to the Enrollment Services Office. At that point a determination is made on the applicant's admissions status. This folder is later forwarded to the admitted student's academic advisor.
If you have any questions about this process, please Contact Us.