Jerome Solomon Joins Cogswell College's Digital Arts & Animation Department as Assistant Professor in Game & Entertainment

Jerome Solomon Joins Cogswell College's Digital Arts & Animation Department as
Assistant Professor in Game & Entertainment Design

17-Year Hollywood Veteran and ACM SIGGRAPH National Committee Member

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogswell College
(http://www.cogswell.edu/) today announced the hiring of Jerome Solomon as
Assistant Professor in the Digital Arts & Animation department. In his new
role, Professor Solomon will teach courses in gaming and animation as well as
advise on student-based projects and initiatives.

"Cogswell is uniquely positioned to offer game development students a
real-world educational experience," said Professor Solomon. "With a student
body that includes computer engineering, audio engineering and digital arts
majors, Cogswell is one of the few schools with the right mixture of students
to actually make games."

Professor Solomon is a 17-year film and video game industry veteran whose film
credits include Avatar, Shrek 2, Madagascar and the Oscar-winning Babe. His
AAA game title credits include Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, The Godfather
Game and Tiger Woods 07. He has worked at Industrial Light and Magic,
DreamWorks Animation, Electronic Arts and Rhythm & Hues Studios.

Professor Solomon most recently taught at the Art Institute in Sunnyvale,
California where he served as the Academic Department Director of Game Art,
Animation and Visual Effects. Additionally, Solomon sits on the National
Committee for ACM SIGGRAPH.

SIGGRAPH is the world's premier event on computer graphics and interactive
techniques that includes representation from an international selection of
large and small studios. Solomon served as SIGGRAPH Productions Sessions Chair
in 2012 and 2013, and co-chaired the Special Sessions and Panels in 2009. He
holds a Masters Degree in Computer Graphics from the Georgia Institute of
Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from UCLA.

"Jerome's experience in the industry and his academic teaching credentials are
a powerful addition to the Cogswell game engineering program and an incredible
asset to our students," says David Gladstein, Director of Engineering
Programs. "He has a deep understanding of the technologies and programming
languages, coupled with a renowned industry reputation in film, gaming and the
animation community."

About Cogswell College

Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell
College is an accredited four-year institution of higher education with a
curriculum that fuses art, engineering and entrepreneurship
(http://www.cogswell.edu/academics/programs.php). As one of the Bay Area's
premier colleges, its novel academic approach offers an integrated model that
emulates the industry environment—a collaborative, project-based, learning
approach that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept
through the delivery pipeline.

Cogswell alumni credentials include Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,
Gears of War 3 and blockbuster films including Life of Pi, Madagascar, Snow
White & the Huntsman and The Avengers. Student-created films have garnered
scores of national awards
(http://www.cogswell.edu/student-work/worlds-apart.php).Cogswell alumni have
gone on to careers with Activision, DreamWorks, Disney, Electronic Arts, Pixar
and Microsoft Game Studio as well as starting their own creative ventures.

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