Woodbury University School of Media, Culture & Design Sets End-of-Year Showcase Events on May 5th
Graduating Seniors and Award-Winning Students Take Center Stage
LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2017) – As the academic year draws to a close, graduating seniors and award-winning students from Woodbury University’s School of Media, Culture & Design (MCD) will be displaying their portfolios and prize-winning work at various venues on campus.
“The 2017 year-end showcase of student work promises to be among MCD’s best, as we highlight the creativity and accomplishments of graduating seniors,” said Sue Vessella, M.F.A., Dean, MCD. “Students value the opportunity to present their work publicly to their peers, instructors, professionals and guests, and we’re proud to share their achievements with the community. As they celebrate both skill and craft, this year’s showcase events mark the transition from student to professional for many of our graduating seniors.” All events are open to the public.
Who: Woodbury University School of Media, Culture & Design
What: Undergraduate Programs
Animation and Filmmaking | Friday, May 5th, 7:30-10:00 p.m. | Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium/Malburg Atrium
Seniors in Animation will present their Capstone projects in a lively program of animated short films, addressing a diverse range of topics. Graduating filmmaking students will screen their Senior Thesis films; production values of each are stunning and produced in keeping with industry professional standards.
Communication | Friday, May 5th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Entertainment Media Building, E100 Screening Room
Graduating seniors will present their Senior Thesis projects addressing a range of communication and media studies topics. Among the 22 projects are such topics as “Whitewashing: The Problem with Casting Caucasian Actors to Play Characters of Color,” “Chinese Weddings and Leftover Women,” “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Returning War Veterans,” and “Social Media and Surveillance.” The Showcase will include a mixture of spoken presentations in the screening room and display presentations on laptops and poster boards in the lobby.
Game Art & Design | Friday, May 5th, 7:00-9:30 p.m. | Miller Hall, Room 101
Game Design students will be on hand to demonstrate and explain a few playable video games they made this year. Also on display will be select art pieces created by Game Art students.
Graphic Design | Friday, May 5th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Nan Rae Gallery
“Repeat“” the Annual Exhibition of Graphic Design Students’ Work, will showcase such disciplines as logo design, graphic system designs, advertising, typography, photography, package and entertainment. The exhibition will feature senior portfolios and degree projects.
Media Technology | Friday, May 5th, 7:00-10:00 p.m. | Entertainment Media Building, E103 Soundstage
Students will present a number of projects that demonstrate the creative potential of emerging technologies, including projection mapping, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
Psychology | Friday, May 5th, 6:45-7:30 p.m. | Malburg Atrium
Graduating students in Psychology will present the results of their Capstone empirical thesis research projects. All of these projects were accepted and presented at the 2017 Western Psychological Association Annual Conference.
Tickets: At all venues, admission is free and open to the public.