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Arts Media & Entertainment

Arts Media & Entertainment

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The Coachella Valley has been linked to Hollywood and the movie/production community since the silent film era. Not only have Hollywood celebrities often escaped to the desert for recreation, but the region’s extraordinary light, clean air and scenic vistas make the desert a popular location venue for still photography, commercials, television, feature film and new media production. Over the past ten years, sound stages, studios and a growing community of talent – both above and below the line – have located in the valley. In addition, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Palm Springs Shortfest and Film Market continue to draw the industry to the region for business and celebration each year. The desert has also become an international entertainment destination as thousands of fans attend the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals and area casinos host stage shows year-round .

CVEP’s Arts Media & Entertainment Industry Council was launched in 2005 with support from the James Irvine Foundation and the Anderson Children’s Foundation to facilitate the development of a network of education pathways in local schools to prepare students for careers in this cluster.

Purpose

The purpose of the Arts Media & Entertainment Industry Council is to link industry and education partners to provide real-world experience to students who are interested in pursuing careers within this cluster.

Ultimately, these pathways will assure a pipeline of qualified next-generation talent for companies in all forms of digital media, performing arts and technical production.

Industry partners support pathway education programs in elementary, middle and high schools and college/university programs by providing:

  • job shadowing experiences
  • faculty externships
  • industry mentors
  • technical and creative critiques of student work and academic instructional programs.

Powerful Partners

40 industry and education partners meet regularly to support career academies and college programs in the Arts Media and Entertainment Industry cluster. Specifically, Time Warner Cable, The Desert Sun, CBS-TV2, KESQ television, AceDirect, Wild at Heart Films, Circle Take Media, Inland Empire Film Commission, Andrade Design, Riverside County Economic Development Agency and Workforce Investment Board, Coachella Valley Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District, Palm Springs Unified School District, College of the Desert, California State University San Bernardino, University of California, Riverside and the Riverside County Office of Education are among the partners who make time to engage students and teachers.

Arts Media & Entertainment

Smart Students

Cathedral City High School
Digital Arts Technology (DATA) Academy
Contact: Matt Hamilton
Email: mhamilton@psusd.us
Website: www.psusd.us

Coachella Valley High School
Digital Design and Production Academy
Website: www.coachella.k12.ca.us

Coachella Valley High School
Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) pathway
Contact: Bob Reinhagen, Coordinator
Email: breinhagen@coachella.k12.ca.us
Website: www.coachella.k12.ca.us

Desert Hot Springs High School
Graphic Arts—Digital Imaging
Contact: Greg Andrade
Email: gandrade@psusd.us
Website: www.psusd.us

Desert Hot Springs High School
TV/Video—Media and Design Pathway
Contact: Jamie O’Neil
Email: joneil@psusd.us
Website: www.psusd.us

Desert Mirage High School
Media and Digital Arts Technology Pathway
Contact: Rogelio Garza, Digital Imaging Instructor
Email: rgarza@rcoe.us
Website: www.coachella.k12.ca.us

Indio High School – Communication Arts Magnet
Film
Contact: Gail Douglas, Teacher
Email: gail.douglass@dsusd.us
Website: www.ihsrajahs.com

Indio High School – Communication Arts Magnet
Video/Broadcast Journalism
Contact: Mona Davidson-Murray
Email: mona.davidson-murray@dsusd.us

Indio High School – Communication Arts Magnet
Animation
Contact: Sheila Cosgrove
Email: Sheila.cosgrove@dusud.us

Indio High School – Communication Arts Magnet
Web Design
Contact: Ariel Gonzales
Email: ariel.gonzales@dsusd.us

Palm Desert High School
Technology and Education
Website: http://cms.dsusd.k12.ca.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=23

Palm Springs High School
Video Production and Audio Recording Technology
Contact: Terra Bercegeay
Email: tbercegeay@psusd.us
Tel: 760-778-0459
Website www.psusd.us

College of the Desert
Website: www.collegeofthedesert.edu
College of the Desert offers a full range of Associates of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, along with certificates in many disciplines. Courses and programs include theater arts, fine arts, journalism and digital/media design.

The college is also home to the Walther N. Marks Center for the Arts. The Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts is a nonprofit cultural and educational facility located on College of the Desert's campus. Committed to educational excellence, The Marks Center provides a venue for artistic exploration, experimentation and research. Traditional formats of painting, drawing, sculpture ceramics, photography and printmaking are complemented by contemporary applications in papermaking, book arts, performance and installation arts.
http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/visitors/MarksGallery/Pages/default.aspx

Division of Social Sciences and Arts
Contact: David Catanzarite M.A., M.F.A.
Email: dcatanzarite@collegeofthedesert.edu

Division of Applied Sciences
Contact: John Jaramillo, Dean
Email: jjaramillo@collegeofthedesert.edu

California State University San Bernardino – Palm Desert Campus
Students can obtain their B.A./B.S. in Communication without leaving the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Campus of CSUSB. http://pdc.csusb.edu/majorsPrograms/communication_studies.html

The CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus also features the Indian Wells Theater-- The 2010-2011 season includes My Life Upon a Wicked Stage with Joyce Bulifant & Roger Perry, Bette Davis Speaks with Dan Gordon, Torch Songs with Sherry Williams, The Leopard: The Hemingway Play with Yabo Yablonski , and Southern Comforts with Kathleen Clark; “POPS” series; and “Conversations with…” hosted by Patti Gribow.
http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventsTheater/index.htm

The Indian Wells Theater Educational Initiative will connect professionals from season performances with local high school and college students.

CSUSB Palm Desert also supports an Artist in Residence program which is featuring Fern Field's work with their Grammar Bee project.
http://pdc.csusb.edu/about/grammar_bee.html

University of California, Riverside – Palm Desert Graduate Center
Website: http://palmdesertmfa.ucr.edu

The MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts is a unique two-year program that provides writers with a path toward publication and production in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting or playwriting. Students explore multiple genres, allowing for a cross-disciplinary approach that is ideal for writers seeking the artistic latitude to move fluidly within the field. Course work includes workshops, critical studies, and theory. The MFA program is offered in two formats at UCR Palm Desert; a traditional, full residency program and a new two-year low residency program where students come together twice a year for a 10-day residency period and interact electronically between residency periods.

Contact: Michelle Harding, MFA Program Representative
Tel: 760/834-0926
Email: michelle.harding@ucr.edu

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