Logo designed by Graphic Design student Jillian White.
Internet Radio Station Launches

The Communication department has launched Woodbury's first radio station. WU Radio is an internet radio station where students  can develop skills in podcasting, investigative reporting, or music programming.  Initiated and administered by Jennifer Peterson, Chair of the Communication Department, managed by IT Lab Supervisor and Distance Education Specialist Brandon Muse, and housed in the Annex building, the station is currently developing 16 weekly shows. 

Award winning poster design by Genesis Huchim.
Graphic Design Students Win National Design Awards

This month four Woodbury students have won American Graphic Design Awards from GDUSA Magazine, bringing the total award count to 103 in the last decade. Angelica Alatorre, Ashley McFadden, Tuan Le, and Genesis Huchim each won national honors for their poster design concepts developed in the classes of faculty Cate Roman and Rebekah Albrecht.  For more than 50 years, Graphic Design, USA has been a business-to-business information source for graphic design professionals.

"Caress of the Gaze", a gaze-actuated wearable by Behnaz Farahi.
Media Arts Lecture Series Presents Creative Technologists

During the fall semester, the Applied Computer Science program has hosted top practitioners from a wide range of creative and scientific fields, all of whom incorporate technology and art at the core of their professional inquiry. This year's speakers included designer and creative technologist, Behnaz Farahi, speaking about "Emotive Matter from Fashion to Architecture". Behnaz is a designer and creative technologist working at the intersections of fashion, architecture and interaction design. 

Rotating Star Study, Acrylic on Canvas by Mary Anna Pomonis.
Gallery Spotlight
Nan Rae Gallery Presents Exhibition "Into Her"

Woodbury's Nan Rae Gallery is proud to feature a solo exhibition of paintings by Mary Anna Pomonis. Entitled Into Her,  the show of Pomonis' airbrush paintings exists where mysticism, abstract painting, geometry and popular culture intersect. Pomonis uses source materials including quilt squares, sacred painting, geometry, abstract painting, and digital media. Open from October 14 to November 10, the show features more than 20 works, and is accompanied by a limited edition poster.

Costume for Colossus: The Forbin Project, designed by Edith Head.
Fashion Collection Spotlight
Edith Head Costume from 1970 Film

This science fiction thriller, Colossus: The Forbin Project, was produced by Universal Pictures in 1970. Actress Susan Clark played the role of Dr. Cleo Markham, a scientist working on a project to design a supercomputer to manage the United States nuclear weapons arsenal during the Cold War. When the computer, named Colossus, goes awry, Dr. Markham works with its creator, Dr. Forbin, to try to deactivate it. This is one of Dr. Markham's work costumes, designed by legendary Hollywood costume designer, Edith Head. 

Mireya Palencia profiled in 7500 Magazine's 2018 edition.
Student Spotlight
2018 Edition of 7500 Magazine Published

Woodbury's student-run digital magazine encapsulating arts, entertainment, and culture in the greater Los Angeles area, has published its 2018 issue. Students in Risa Williams' Digital Journalism class have produced another intriguing issue of the magazine with stories covering inspiring people involved with everything from acting in LA, to Mexican culture, to multi-modal artists, comic book nerds, and prison reformFind it online at  www.7500magazine.com

Glass sculpture by Patrick Nickell.
Faculty Spotlight  
Faculty Work Featured at Los Angeles Galleries

Professor Patrick Nickell's work was recently featured in Conceptual Craft at Denk Gallery in Los Angeles. Nickell exhibited two 2016 works of glass sculpture entitled "Ideals of Strength and Beauty" and "Looking for Something That Can't be Found." In addition, Nickell and Design Foundation Adjunct instructor, Keith Walsh, both exhibited work in Tomorrowland, a group show at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles from April through May, 2018.

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Woodbury's School of Media, Culture & Design serves a diverse and dynamic group of students who are truly helping to reshape the creative professions. With your help, our students will have an outsized impact on the state of these professions in Southern California, across the nation and around the globe. Gifts and sponsorships can support our learning initiatives, all of which help to provide remarkable educational opportunities and support students in advancing their futures. 

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