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Imagine the Future of Arts Education


CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan recently traveled to his alma mater, the University of Auckland, to give a key note lecture on the exploration and growth of creativity being central to the arts and the reason they must drive 21st century education. Read more...

Filmmaker Cyclists Collaborate on Ride the Battle


CA+S Evan Bartlett's (BA ’14) Ride the Battle web series features 15 cancer patients and survivors during a cross-country bike tour from Chicago to Los Angeles. Read more…

Single Mom Made, Single Mom Approved


CA+S MFA Candidate Aisha Brown isn't afraid to shed light on her situation as a young single mother in her short film Bump)ED.  Read more...

Alums are in the Business of Hollywood


CA+S alums Eric McCoy (BA '09) and Justus Meyer (BA '11) have set a goal of making feature films taking the rags-to-approaching-riches adventurous route.  Read more...

Shooting on a Shoestring


CA+S adjunct faculty member Del Harvey brought together industry professionals and CCC students to make a micro budget horror anthology filmed in Chicago.  Read more...

Consuming Media with a Critical Awareness


CA+S MFA Candidate Robert-Carnilius short experimental film Jaspa’ Jenkins, a Regional Winner of the 41st Annual Student Academy Awards, advanced to the National level where an elite panel made up of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected winners. Read more…

CIMMfest Recap from the Chair


CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan attended the 6th iteration of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival in addition to moderating and participating in panels that promoted Chicago’s F#*king Awesome. Read more…

The Antidote of Life


CA+S MFA Candidate Olayinka Hassan believes in the power of making films.  Read more...

Creating Industry Buzz From Baltimore


CA+S MFA Candidate Angel Kristi Williams who was recently named one of ten directors to watch always had aspirations to be a media or image maker.  Read more...

Are you thirsty enough? Thirsty enough to win?


CA+S MFA Candidate Robert Forney represented the college as a finalist in the Sprite Films™ competition. Read more...

Experimental Film Society Field Trip


Sixteen students and alumni of the CA+S Experimental Film Society recently traveled to the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival to meet experimental, narrative, and documentary filmmakers from around the world. Read more...

"Let's Make Something Out of Nothing."


Ten finalist films made by 30+ filmmakers in CA+S Foundations classes screened before a full house at the 26th semi-annual Take 1 Student Film Festival followed by a Q&A and a presentation of awards.  Read more...

SXSW Recap from the Chair


CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan attended the Film and Interactive programs at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2014: It is very clear that the world has now moved beyond the polarization of “old” and “new” media to an understanding that all media aspire in some way to be cinematic. Read more...

Watching Big Movies on the Small Screen


The Chicago Tribune recently interviewed three CA+S students: So what's it like to be a young filmmaker in that 18-24 bracket shooting stories destined to be watched on a strange variety of screens?  Read more...

ARTS & CRAFTS Goes Viral


Arts & Crafts', a CCC student-created comedic web series, first season available on Vimeo and YouTube.  Read more...

FROZEN Effects Supervisor


CA+S Animation alum Marlon West (BA '85) was Effects Supervisor on the animated film Frozen that won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.  Read more...

Moving Air Through Sound


CA+S alum Eric Justen (BA ’98) was recently nominated for his third Cinema Audio Society Award for re-recording sound on the television drama series Breaking BadRead more…

Chicago is #1


Hot dogs? Check. Deep dish? Check. Movie making? Check! Chicago has been named by MovieMaker magazine as the top city to live in and work as a MovieMaker in 2014. Read more...