On Nov. 15, 2012 BEAU Palooza hit our campus to entertain, inform and excite students, prospective students and digital media industry members.
The evening started with tours of our entertainment design studio where Rando Schmook, chair of our entertainment design program, showed examples of the work BEAU students have completed for the recent Salty Horror film festival.
Students in BEAU’s comic and sequential art program showed off some of their work on the 3rd floor. Both on the walls throughout the 3rd floor and in the art gallery, examples of work they have done in their classes were displayed. Prospective students and industry professionals were impressed with the quality of the art.
The game art program showed off the new gaming room and held a Halo competition, which pitted new students, potential students (and their parents) along with BEAU students taking a break from class.
Cole Oberndorfer, BEAU staff, said, “The students came in and were all talking and having fun, but once the competition started, they were all business.” The passion for gaming and drive to be the best was very evident at the big event.
One of the big highlights was the new recording studio and demonstrations by Bruce Kirby, BEAU’s music production and engineering program chair. Bruce had a packed house throughout the night and showed how to record a singer and guitarist in the studio. The attendees were all amazed at how much the classroom was like a professional studio experience.
Over 59 students, interested people and industry members attended BEAU Palooza, and they all got their questions answered, got to play with the technology and met new friends in the digital media industry.