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:
Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—for over 130 years Cogswell has been helping people turn their passion into their professions. Today, it’s your turn. Explore our program offerings to help you develop the skills you need for the job you’ll love.
Pairing business, technology and creativity, our students come to the heart of Silicon Valley to deepen and grow their passions. The result? A skilled and dynamic community with a social life that is surprisingly robust.
This is the beginning of that adventure, as well as your first assignment. If you already have existing work to show us, simply gather and organize it. If you don’t have any samples related to your prospective field of study, please see below for details on what you should plan to create and submit.
Select your best work to show off your technical skills and your creativity! Include 5–10 examples of your best and most recent work. Your art samples should reflect your passion and creativity. Applicants are advised to include at least three examples of work made from direct observation.
You’ll want to make sure that your work looks the best it can onscreen. Evenly light your picture and use a digital camera or smartphone to capture a detailed image. If you have access to a scanner and your work fits in it, use it! You will get great-quality images to work with and the high resolution will allow you to crop while keeping the details.
If you are capturing 3D work, take your images against a white background (a white wall will do the trick—or a crease-free white sheet makes a great backdrop). There are some great tutorials on YouTube that show you how to take great photos without a specialist’s equipment.
Save or export a Jpeg.
Presentation is important. If you have access to photo editing software, feel free to edit and clean up your shots. Organize your awesome pics into a presentable format such as Google Slides.
Work can be submitted as a PowerPoint, Google Slides, PDF, MPEG4 (for video), or Jpegs.
Your samples will be graded based on originality/creativity, craftsmanship, design elements, and presentation.
Taking pictures of your work is a great way to document your improvement. We do not expect you to be a professional yet. We are here to train you to be the professional you aspire to be!
Do you have any questions or need any help to submit or create work samples? Please contact the Department Director, Ricardo Kayanan, or your Admissions Representative. We are here to help you.