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Celebrate Innovation at the MakeSTEAMQ Student Showcase!

We are thrilled to announce the MakeSTEAMQ Student Showcase, a vibrant celebration of creativity and innovation, taking place at the Rosenthal Library, Room 230 Rotunda. This exciting event will kick off with a reception on May 15th at 12:15 PM and will be viewable through June 1st.

About MakeSTEAMQ

MakeSTEAMQ is a National Science Foundation-funded project aimed at revolutionizing student learning outcomes. By integrating making and design-thinking into the core curriculum, MakeSTEAMQ empowers students to think creatively and critically. Faculty Fellows within the program are dedicated to developing assignments that promote open experimentation and innovation, placing a strong emphasis on student-led classrooms.

Event Highlights

Reception: May 15th @ 12:15 PM

  • Join us for the opening reception during free hour to experience the showcase.
  • Engage with the innovative projects and meet the brilliant minds behind them.
  • Student projects from Creative Coding, Data Visualization and Physical Computing will be on display.

Viewable Through June 1st

  • The showcase will be open for viewing until June 1st, giving you ample time to explore the various projects at your convenience.

Why You Should Attend

The MakeSTEAMQ Student Showcase is a must-attend event for anyone passionate about education, innovation, and student-led learning. Here are just a few reasons why you should mark your calendar:

  • Inspiration: Discover groundbreaking projects that highlight the power of making and design-thinking in education.
  • Networking: Connect with educators, students, and industry professionals who share a passion for innovative learning.
  • Support: Show your support for student creativity and the importance of hands-on, experimental learning environments.

Venue Information

Location: Rosenthal Library, Room 230 Rotunda (Downstairs from Library Cafe)

LinkedIn Learning ( is now available to Queens College students for free!

LinkedIn Learning provides unlimited, on-demand access to a full library of online video tutorials. Please see the following video about how to access LinkedIn Learning:   

Explore CAA Entertainment Leadership Program

Greetings from the CAA Recruiting team! We’re excited to announce our second annual Explore CAA program. This two-day virtual session, on October 23-24, is aimed at identifying students interested in the entertainment and sports space, and helping them prepare for a career in these industries through education and professional development.  Students with a graduation date of December 2023 – June 2024 are eligible to participate.

We are hosting virtual information sessions the week of September 20th, and would appreciate your support in sharing the below flyer with your students. Please forward the below image to maintain the quality of the graphic and ensure the hyperlink to RSVP remains embedded.  You can also find the link here:

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New Prefix for Design Courses!

Design courses now have their own prefix! Design courses previously listed as ARTS are now listed as DESN,
This change has caused some issues with Degreeworks for students pursuing a Design major. We are working with the Registrar to resolve this issue. Please be patient, and rest assured that this issue will not interfere with your ability to graduate. Degreeworks is a tool for students, and sadly often confusing. Your entire transcript is reviewed when petitioning for graduation.
Please direct questions or concerns to
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New Class: TYPE 3

New Class Type 3
Are you looking for an opportunity to create unique work for your portfolio? Type 3 is advanced-level course that builds upon the foundations covered in Typography 1 & 2. We’ll be engaging in ways of thinking and ways of working and talking about what makes typography tick. Students will engage in exploratory workshops and typographic exercises to reinforce professional-level skills necessary for the working world. This course culminates in producing an in-depth project that utilizes conceptual thinking skills and a refined understanding of typography. This studio course is perfect for those who want to have fun with typography, are curious, and seeking to find their typographic voice.
ARTS370 (46008)
Instructor: Amy Fortunato
TH 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM

Ogilvy’s UX/Design Thinking Immersion Day

Ogilvy’s Immersion Day applications are now open!
What is Immersion Day?
Immersion Day is a half-day event at Ogilvy designed to give college students an inside view into the inner workings of agency life. This Immersion Day is focused specifically on the Experience Design practice at Ogilvy and provides a holistic view of UX and design thinking through activities and Q&A.
This day is perfect for students who want to learn about human-centered design, the digital transformation of brands, and how to get into this industry.
Immersion Day details:
Tuesday, April 30
10:00am – 3:00pm
636 11th ave, New York, NY
Students can learn more about Immersion Day and apply here.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us!

The Video Gaming Industry In NYC

The NYC game industry is thriving and is the home to developers, producers, marketers, and editors. On March 27 at SVA Theatre, hear from gaming experts who share how you can level up your skills, and turn your passion for games into a career. Free RSVP!


The NYC game industry is thriving and is the home to developers, producers, marketers, and editors. On March 27 at SVA Theatre, hear from gaming experts who share how you can level up your skills, and turn your passion for games into a career. Free RSVP!   Featuring:     Fox Chen, Co-founder and CTO, Mokuni Games
Timothy Doolen, Visual Developer, Graceful Decay
Vonnetta Ewing, Director of Talent Acquisition, Take Two Interactive   Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change
Moderator: Krysti Pryde, Brand Marketing Manager, Tilting Point   RSVP     Upcoming Panels:
RSVP The Art of the Audio Interview
April 16, 6:30 PM, The Greene Space

We are in a golden age of the audio interview. What are the secrets behind great audio interviews? Hear hosts and producers from WNYC reveal how they produce and present compelling programming that is changing how we experience news, information and entertainment.   

ARTS 370 Classes – Fall 2019

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Intro to AR/VR
Class Number: 42389
Day & Time: Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
Instructor: Michelle Cortese

Intro to AR/VR Students will learn how to create mobile Augmented Reality (AR) applications (for Facebook and Instagram) using Spark AR Studio and simple Virtual Reality (VR) applications (for the Oculus rift) using Unity 3D game engine.
Prerequisite: Some experience with 3D design and/or computer programming suggested but not required.

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Animation 2/3
Class Number: 42394
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40 PM – 5:30 PM
Instructor: Dustin Grella

Students with experience in animation production will be exploring the experimental documentary genre to create a 1-2 minute complete animation that can be used for presentation in publications or film festivals. Topics we will cover during the course of making the film will be writing a creative brief, audio recording, storyboarding, concept art, animatics, shot lists, file organization and presentation of the film. Students interested in completing a 2-4 minute animation can contact Professor Grella to discuss ideas and taking this course for two consecutive semesters.

Prerequisite: ARTS193 VT: Intro to Digital Animation and ideally at least one other animation course

Professor Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work has screened at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals as well as the Museum of Modern Art, has been published in the New York Times and has won the Walt Disney Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Physical Computing.
Class Number: 42383
Day & Time: Wednesdays 1:40 PM – 5:30 PM
Instructor: Danne Woo

Physical Computing. Using a keyboard and mouse is not how we interact with each other in the real world, so why do we still use these archaic tools to communicate with our machines? In this course we will be focusing on how we can design physical interfaces and use microprocessors like the Arduino, along with sensors, motors, knobs, switches, cameras, etc. to allow humans to more naturally interact with digital and physical installations.

Prerequisites: None

Course Name: ARTS 370-VT: Special Topics in Design-Typeface Design.
Class Number: 42395
Day & Time: Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Instructor: Thomas Jockin

Typeface Design. This course will enable students to learn the tools of modern typeface design and take students through concept generation and creating a digital font. This is a great elective course for students interested in communication design and user experience design.

Note: Apple Computers are required for this class, the software isn’t available for a PC.

Prerequisites: ARTS242

Marketing Design Summer Intern–New York Times

  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply sooner rather than later. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m. We will NOT be considering candidates who do not include a cover letter in their application.
    The New York Times is seeking a Summer Marketing Design Intern to join its growing Marketing Creative team and support the mission of quality journalism.

    Who we areEvery day, journalists at the New York Times report more than 200 stories from dozens of countries around the world on topics ranging from major international events to the best way to roast a chicken. Millions of users around the globe read, listen to and watch our stories across our web and mobile products. The New York Times has set the standard for journalistic excellence for over a century and a half — yet our newsroom’s ambition has never been higher. Our marketing team matches that ambition, as we work to help people understand what makes The Times different and worth paying for.Our team consists of marketers, media strategists, in-house creatives, researchers and brand strategists. We share a passion for creating brand experiences, connections and stories designed to inspire our readers every day.
     The Marketing Design Intern works alongside art directors, designers and copywriters in a fast-paced in-house design team. The intern will assist with diverse day-to-day projects and help in the development of creative marketing campaigns, production of print and digital assets, as well as design research and audits.Who should applyUndergraduate design students who are pursuing a degree in graphic design, advertising, or visual communication and are passionate about journalism and the mission of The New York Times are encouraged to apply.Requirements:
    • You are a rising junior, rising senior, or a graduating senior pursuing a design degree
    • A desire to learn about digital and print marketing
    • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
    • Experience with print and digital production is a plus but not a requirement
    • Experience with Sketch is a plus but not a requirement

    Culture and benefits
    • Interning at The New York Times is a unique opportunity to work at a historic and innovative global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information.
    • You will be helping to power, distribute and expand what is possible for our award-winning journalism
    • We run a week-long maker event during the summer, where Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology come together to work on creative, cross-functional projects
    • NYT interns benefit from competitive pay, great perks and influential networking
    The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.

Achieving Diversity: Arts Administration Leadership Project

Dear Queens College Student,
I encourage you to apply for the following leadership opportunity for the arts.
“Achieving Diversity: Arts Administration Leadership Project” is a new arts administration leadership initiative at Queens College. This project establishes elite and individually-tailored career support for a diverse group of students at Queens College who aspire to leadership in the arts.
The project has five crucial components: mentoring, internship opportunities with academic credits, group career discussions, cultural performances and exhibition visits (through support from CUNYArts and CUNY Cultural Corps), and Queens College Arts Festival engagement. Each participant will gain professional guidance from industry experts, obtain hands-on training through experiential learning, and achieve career competency with compelling leadership skills.
Implementing Diversity: Arts Administration Leadership Project will offer dynamic and comprehensive career support to a diverse group students who aspire to succeed in the field of arts administration. The program aims to provide individually-tailored career guidance, internship and networking opportunities, and leadership skills to students. The program will run from February through May of 2019.
How to apply: Please submit the following material to HireQC:

  1. Submit an essay explaining your career vision and aspiration (800 words maximum)
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Current resume

Upload documents at HIREQC 1) resume and 2) A separate document with your recommendation and essay scanned into ONE document.
Candidates later will be invited to an interview before the final selection.

  • Log on to HireQC select the Internship Tab then “Achieving Diversity: Arts Administration Leadership Project Arts administration Leadership Project” (Log in with QC Username “jdoe101”)
  • Save resume as your (First Name Last Name)
  • Save your essay as First Name Last Name Stipend 2018, example (Virginia Frese Stipend 2018)
  • Save your recommendation First Name Last Name Recommendation, example (Virginia Frese Recommendation)
  • Then upload all documents in HireQC
  • Select submit

The application deadline is extended to Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5PM. 
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in issues related to diverse and marginalized communities as measured by the candidate’s activities, academic concentration(s) and/or letters of recommendation.
Contact Jane Cho, Director of Administration, Aaron Copland School of Music