Bryon Caldwell Speaking on April 30th

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We will be hosting Bryon Caldwell on campus on April 30 for a lunch-time presentation/discussion on careers and life in the animation industry. Bryon is a senior 3D animator for Framestore Visual Effects and Animation Studio in Montreal, Canada. Bryon has worked on feature films such as Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Green Lantern, and the award-winning, Gravity.

Weekly Announcements 4/20

0 Commentsby   |  04.22.15  |  Art & Design Chapel, Local Job & Volunteer Opportunities, News & Announcements

FINAL SPRING A&D Chapel – THIS Thursday

Join us at 11am in 141 on Thursday for Senior Charge Chapel.

Student Competition Reception

Make sure you attend the Student Competition Reception this Friday 5:00-6:30pm.  Pieces that have been selected will be on exhibit and several scholarships and award will be made.

***Foundation (4/30) & Concentration Review (5/1) Calendar

Please follow this link  and make an appointment on the review calendar.

Foundation Reviews can be booked here:

Graphic Design Concentration Reviews can be booked here:

INTD and Architecture Concentration Reviews can be booked here:

Other Concentration Reviews (2D, 3D, Teaching) details to follow.

Instructions for your review are listed on this link:



On Campus Design Job Opportunity

We have been made aware of a graphic design, student employee position in the Library Dean’s Office.  If you are interested in applying please see the attached job description and contact Penny Ruot at

Instagram Competition

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Summer Job Opportunity

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The Library is in need of a student worker for the summer as well as next fall that would have graphic design experience. At this time we are only able to employ someone for 9 hours per week. Please see the full job description in the PDF below.

Library Dean Student Worker Job Description

 Contact Penny Ruot in the Adams Center if you’re interested.

Troy Myatt Guest Lecture

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Troy Myatt will be here Monday, April 27th doing a guest lecture.

AIGA Trip to Austin

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The AIGA student group took a trip to Austin on Friday, April 17 to visit design studios. They went to GSD&M, Butler Bros., and the Studio of Jose Canales. Pictures from the trip can be seen on the A&D Flickr.



7th Instagram Competition! (April 13 – 25)

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The 7th Instagram competition begins today and ends on April 25th! This will be the last competition for this semester! We are excited to welcome painter Joshua Hale as our judge.


6th Instagram Competition Winner!

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Congratulations to Hannah Bruce for winning our 6th Instagram competition with the Nocturne poster! And Lauren Payne is our runner-up with her “Perks of a Wallflower” book cover!



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Weekly Announcements 4/13

0 Commentsby   |  04.13.15  |  Interior Design, News & Announcements, Senior Shows, Student Competition Listing

Retirement Reception for Kitty – THIS Thursday, April 16th

Join us on Thursday, April 16th at 4pm in Shore Gallery!  This is a great opportunity to honor Kitty’s 31 years of service to the Art & Design department.

Senior Show – THIS Friday, April 17th at Williams Performing Arts Center

Come out and support senior, Jesse Ray Kelley, at her solo show opening this Friday night at 5:30 in WilPAC.  This is an opportunity to earn an Art Event credit before reviews!

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Student Competition

Start preparing your entries for the Student Competition.  Submissions will be accepted on Monday, April 20th 9am-4:30.  Entry into this competition is mandatory for all Art & Design majors. Please see this blog post for all relevant information: More information to follow later this week.

Save The Date

Please refer to the email Arlene sent out last week with the title Save the Date(s).  It had a detailed list of meetings, events and reviews for the final weeks of the semester.


“Nocturne” Senior Show (April 10, 2015)

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We had a great show opening last Friday for “Nocturne” featuring work from Hannah Bruce, Hilary Commer, Josh Fralick, and Whitney Pittard! All the pictures from the show can be found on the A&D Flickr. Stop by the ACU Downtown Gallery to take a look at all their amazing work!




Heather Kirby: Springboard Finalist

0 Commentsby   |  04.08.15  |  Interior Design, News & Announcements, Student Work & Recognition

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Congratulations to Heather Kirby!

Art & Design has a finalist in the 8th Annual Springboard Ideas Challenge Business Plan Competition.

After completing several rounds of judging and presenting their business plan ideas, Heather will advance to the final round where the idea will be presented before a live judging panel.

Heather’s Idea: PZT Flooring

PZT Flooring is a multi-layered flooring system that generates electricity when people walk on its surface. The system uses this energy to power a display in the floor that can communicate directions, advertising and much more.