Drexel presents new art collection

Drexel University welcomed the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts Oct. 4 to present its latest collection at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. The exhibition, “The Start of a Long Journey,” includes many contemporary works from CAFA’s top 24 graduates. CAFA and Drexel hosted an opening reception to celebrate the… Continued

Neiman Marcus leader receives Westphal Award

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… Continued

Indie producer offers inside tips

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… Continued

Actor and writer gives trade tips

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,”… Continued

Annex completes URBN center

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… Continued

Ken Scott details legendary career

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… Continued

Film program left behind in revamp

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… Continued

URBN Center is CoMAD’s new home

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… Continued

Westphal and Sony create new program

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… Continued

Westphal freshman dies in car accident

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… Continued