Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus, was honored May 1 as the second annual recipient of the Westphal Award from the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award recognizes not only the recipient’s leadership and creative success but also the recipient’s ability to inspire and nurture the [...]
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The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, welcomed Los Angeles-based film producer J. Todd Harris to the URBN Center Annex March 2 to host his one-day film seminar, “Producing the Independent Film.” The goal of the seminar was to give students interested in pursuing a [...]
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, a Tony Award and Humanitas Prize-winning actor and Emmy-nominated screenwriter and director, came to Drexel Feb. 25 for a special interview and question-and-answer session for Drexel students after a screening of his film “Lackawanna Blues.” The film was adapted from his one-man show about his childhood. “Lackawanna Blues,” which Santiago-Hudson described as “a [...]
The second building of the new URBN Center, the URBN Annex, has just been completed and is ready for use. The Annex is located at 3401 Filbert St. and is home to the newly expanded Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. “With the completion of the URBN Annex, the University can now boast of three beautiful exhibition and [...]
Legendary music producer Ken Scott visited Drexel Oct. 23 to give a talk regarding his career and his new book, “Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust.” He walked out in front of a near-capacity Stein Auditorium in Nesbitt Hall full of music industry students, older, longtime fans and curious onlookers alike. Scott detailed his experiences working with the [...]
Despite a multimillion-dollar renovation to the URBN Center, which offers a host of new amenities to the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, some programs within the college are staying in their original facilities. The majority of CoMAD programs are now housed in the URBN Center, but there are programs still housed in [...]
The URBN Center, located at 3501 Market St., is now the official home of Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The building was renovated over the past year to make the 130,000-square-foot space an ideal working environment for students and faculty. The facility, open 24/7, was ready for students to begin classes [...]
Sony Electronics has named Drexel’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design as one of the founding members of its new academic program, The Sony Digital Media Academy. The partnership is designed to provide Drexel with Sony’s cutting-edge technology to create a new sustainable architecture studio for students and educators. Architecture students typically use [...]
Ian McClelland, a Drexel freshman studying game art and design, died May 17 after sustaining injuries in a car accident. President John A. Fry broke the news to the Drexel community in an email sent May 18 at 9:40 a.m. McClelland was reportedly speeding on the Vine Street Expressway May 17 when he lost control [...]
Drexel University’s student-run record label, MAD Dragon Records, is currently working with the band Motion City Soundtrack to produce a curated series of 7-inch record single releases titled Making Moves, according to a press release issued Feb. 23 by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The recording sessions, which took place last [...]
One Drexel graphic design senior was named a winner of the 2011 Best of Art in the Air award in December, and as a result, his motion video, “Color Philadelphia,” will be displayed on the PECO Crown Lights at 23rd and Market streets until early March. Peter Eyrich of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media [...]
A Drexel graphic design student designed the “Art Ignites Change” exhibit in the new public space at The Gallery at Market East, which officially opened Dec. 13. Randi Dean, a senior, created a timeline of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program from its inception in 1984 to its current state. Dean, along with 13 [...]
Typographical compositions created by sophomore students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design will be displayed at the Library Learning Terrace from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5. The students, all from CoMAD’s Typography I classes, used online templates to create the compositions, according to CoMAD Assistant Professor Shushi Yoshinaga, “It’s all composed [...]
Spring term’s end is around the corner and Drexel is presenting the Westphal College Senior Shows. This is an exciting time of year and the senior shows are a great way to celebrate the work accomplished by the end the term. The Film and Video majors gathered Saturday, May 21 in Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium to [...]
Designers from Urban Outfitters visited Drexel May 18, serving as panelists in a discussion that encompassed various design departments ranging from store design to graphic design. The event, hosted by Drexel Art Organization, was open to students and took place in the Stein Auditorium in Nesbitt Hall. Approximately 75 attendees learned how designers with the [...]
After receiving a complaint from two Drexel Public Safety security officers, an unidentified Public Safety supervisor removed a 50-year-old Polish poster from an exhibition on the second floor of Nesbitt Hall, damaging the work in the process, April 12. The poster, which depicted an African American male with a noose around his neck and a [...]
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