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.
Since the days of the first campfire, well-told stories have communicated ideas and added texture to our lives. Bringing the craft of storytelling to the video game medium is a natural next step in the digital entertainment industry. Today, the creative and financial success of major game releases increasingly depend on the strength of the game's world, characters and story. Cogswell University of Silicon Valley's new Game Writing degree concentration—one of only a few such programs in the world—was developed to empower and support aspiring writers and narrative designers who want to be a part of this bold new storytelling frontier.
Your studies will include a unique range of aesthetics, perspectives, and close interaction with industry professional school faculty. Game-specific narrative components such as branching dialogue, variable story elements and character desires are explored, along with the foundation of game design mechanics, gameplay principles, interactivity, and the means for creating and refining game content. Building on that foundation, as well as the technical aspects of 3D animation software and game engines, you will craft meaningful narratives that create gripping player experiences.
If you know you're ready to get your college career started with this game writing degree program, now's the time to apply. We're ready to help you along the way and answer any questions you might have.
If you're curious about this game writing degree program, we're here to help. To learn more about which game design art degree concentration is best for you, fill out our form. We'll reach out to you and help you find the right fit and guide you through the process.
When you’re ready to apply or just want more information about getting started, visit our Admissions section. Or give us a call at 800.264.7955. We'll be happy to help you find details on college application requirements, school tuition and navigating the financial aid process.
If you are currently in college housing, you need to submit one of the two forms to either indicate your intent to renew for the next term, or to vacate at the end of this trimester.