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Entertainment Industry Initiative

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The CSU prepares students to serve the artistic, business, social, and cultural needs of entertainment industries. The Entertainment Industry Initiative sets—and strives to achieve—curricular and technological goals driven by evolving industry standards. The Initiative benefits thousands of media students by offering top-notch programs and faculty, state-of-the-art equipment, and internships with renowned companies. The Initiative has four major components:

  • Visiting Fellows Program - Industry professionals lead workshops and seminars, offering students the opportunity to learn firsthand from prominent leaders in entertainment.
  • Equipment Acquisition - The CSU leverages the buying power of the 22 campus entertainment programs to equip students and faculty with the most current hardware and software that the industry requires.
  • Internship Program - Students can take advantage of meaningful year-round internships that provide the relevant and practical training needed for entertainment industry careers. More than 400 students have taken advantage of these internships each year, with housing assistance provided to those outside of the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.
  • Advisory Board - The CSU has partnered with highly knowledgeable and talented entertainment leaders who enhance the CSU's media education programs by providing insight into industry trends and needs related to career preparation.
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CSU Long Beach Alum awarded MTV Award

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CSULB Graphics Design Alumni Jonathan Wu was awarded a 2013 MTV Video Award for Best Visual Effects for the song “Safe and Sound” by the band Capital Cities, along with Grady Hall and Derek Johnson.

The video also went on to garner a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Music Video!

SDSU Journalism Students receive $35,000 Grant

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San Diego State University was one of a dozen U.S. universities who each won a $35,000 micro-grant to seed collaborative news experiments in living labs — their communities — the Online News Association announced today.

SDSU’s winning experiment “What’s in the Air?” pairs journalism and geology students with a nonprofit news organization, inewsource, to test the concept that using electronic sensors to test air quality in San Diego can help the public be more informed about pollution and its impact on the city.

The 125 entries for the 2014-15 academic year were judged on their ability to create collaborative, student-produced local news coverage, bridge the professor-professional gap, use innovative techniques and technologies and learn from digital-age news experiments. Winning teams included some combination of students, researchers, media professionals, educators, developers and designers.

For the full story from SDSU Newscenter, click here.

Humboldt State Film Festival in April

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Humboldt State University and Associated Students invite you to the John Van Duzer Theatre for final screenings of the short film entries selected from four genres: Animation, Experimental, Documentary, and Narrative. Students in the film festival class have screened over 100 submissions from all over the world as well as locally. The guest judges Anayansi Prado, Joel Moffett, and Maria Matteoli, will be judging the finalists, selecting the “Best of Fest” in each category for Saturday night’s screening.

Known internationally as “The Longest Student­ run Film Festival in the World”, the event begins nightly at 7pm with the following schedule:

April 16­: Animations and Experimentals

April 17­: Documentaries

April 18­:Narratives

April 19­:Best of Fest.

Cost is $3 for HSU students, $5 for Non­HSU Students and Seniors, $8 for general public, and $20 for 4­day fest pass. Tickets available through Center Arts ticketing or at the door.

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