Weekly Announcements April 19 - 25

Student Advising    

Annual Advisement Appointments will continue taking place through spring quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made via Bookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11am -12pm and Thursdays: 12 -1pm. To schedule an appointment email or reach out to Sara Frantz directly ( Drop-In appointments are also welcome.      

The CLA also offers virtual, drop-in advising appointments daily:CLA Advising.

Upcoming Events

Juried Student Show

The Juried Student Show is now open at the Gallery!


In-Person Screening: April 29th at 7pm - Fremont Theater

Virtual Screenings: May 1 - 5

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SHORT CUTS features 8 short films created by Cal Poly students under the mentorship of Randi Barros, screenwriter, editor, and ISLA Lecturer, and James Werner, artist and Associate Professor of Art & Design. Engage with emotionally charged stories exploring love, loss, discovery, and unexpected moments of connection. See tomorrow’s filmmakers at work today.

Department News

Students Awarded Scholarships Again by the Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA)

Four students have been awarded the Scholarships Again by the Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) to help further their education in paperboard packaging. This is the second year that we have won these awards. They were nominated by Linh Dao for their hard work, resilience, and growth during our collaboration with Industrial Technology & Packaging (ITP) in the Winter of this year. 

  1. Kathy Lou: $500
  2. Nicole E.Borden: $500
  3. Mara Lynn Preciado: $500
  4. Audrey Siu: $500

Art for Social Change Award Winner: Fenn Bruns

Art & Design major and Queer Studies minor, Fenn Bruns, has been selected as the recipient of this year's Art for Social Change Award, administered by the CLA and Cal Poly Arts. Fenn will be honored at the CLA Student Awards Reception in June.

ADRC Hours - Spring Quarter

Monday:            9:00am-12pm; 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday:           9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday:      9:00am-2:00pm

Thursday:         9:00am-3:00pm

Friday:             9:00am-3:00pm

Other Opportunities

Student Submissions Requested for The Roundup Daily E-Newsletter

The Roundup is Mustang News’ daily e-newsletter used to promote the latest Mustang News and KCPR headlines. Starting last quarter, we introduced a student spotlight section in our Friday newsletters, allowing students to showcase any creative works, including digital art, comics, photographs, poems, etc. to the student body. 

There will be a new addition of student submissions, we would greatly appreciate it if you follow the link below to submit your work.

Submission Link

WGQS Scholarships Available for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Click here for the PDF version

Applications due on April 26th.

Have any questions, please email or

Social Justice Film Festival

Tuesday, April 23, 4PM in the ATL (building 07) - Poor Things accompanied by commentary from Dr. Christina Kaviani from COMS and WGQS.

Wednesday, April 24, 5PM in the ATL (building 07) - Victim/Suspect accompanied by commentary from investigative journalist Rachel De Leon who is featured in the film.

2024 Design Competition Now Open

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our prestigious 2024 Design competition here at Communication Arts!

The winning entries, featured in our beautiful Design Annual, garner recognition from our expansive international audience of over 30,000 individuals, many of whom are leading creatives actively seeking fresh professional connections. Moreover, inclusion in Communication Arts magazine grants your work a place among the illustrious archive of visual communications excellence spanning over 65 years.

Mark your calendars—the deadline for the Design competition is Friday, May 3rd!

For comprehensive competition guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit:

Should you require further information, feel free to reach out to me directly at


The CSU Media Arts Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2024 competition. We look forward to seeing the amazing work your students have created this past year. 

  • Prizes: Trophies, certificates, and $500 for category winners
  • Categories: Animation, Documentary/Creative Non-Fiction, Narrative, Short Screenplay
  • Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • No Entry Fee!

Submission Information  


Graphic Design Intern

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is hiring a graphics intern for the 2023-24 school year. The college is looking for the latest addition to its communications team to provide professional-grade designs for print and digital communication pieces. Applicants must have design experience using Adobe Creative Suite from a class or previous employment.


  • Work 5-15 hours per week
  • Design flyers, posters, promotional pieces, note cards, advertisements and any other print-based graphics needs for the college.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to: AnnMarie Cornejo, communications director


  • Art & Design, Graphic Communication or related major, junior level or higher preferred but not mandatory.
  • Artistic talent with attention to detail.
  • Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to follow branding guidelines.
  • Ability to receive an assignment and proceed independently.
  • Ability to accept direction and feedback through constructive critiques.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines by working independently and collaboratively.
  • Capacity to enthusiastically contribute to a collaborative and creative environment.
  • Discretion and confidentiality.


  • $16/hour
  • Prepare the following:
    • Letter of interest
    • Resume
    • 3–5 Portfolio samples (electronic submission preferred)
  • Send to AnnMarie Cornejo at

Campus Events

Hearst Lecture Series

Friday May 03

Brooks + Scarpa_ Lawrence Scarpa

Friday May 10

5468796 Architecture_  Johanna Hume

**All lectures at 5:10 in the Business Rotunda

Want your event or activity included in our Weekly Announcements?       

Announcements are sent to members of the Art and Design Department each week while classes are in session. To submit an event or news item, please email information to Paula Rygg (, by Friday at 4:00 pm prior. Include title, date and time, participation information (Zoom link, registration, ticketing, fee, etc.), and a brief description. Small – email sized images may be included. Weekly announcements are approved by the chair before they are distributed.

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