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Our continuing education information sessions provide the chance to spend an evening with some of our distinguished faculty. Learn about opportunities in a chosen field or profession as well as individual course offerings, from beginner to advanced. Members of the continuing education faculty will address current issues in their respective fields, and discuss their work and professional experiences. A question-and-answer session will follow each lecture. Advisors will be available to help you choose which course is right for you.

These information sessions are offered to the general public free of charge Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions begin promptly at 6:30 pm

Advertising

Advertising Information Session
One night: Thursday, May 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE
So what's a career in advertising like? We'll answer that question, and the next two: What are the courses like, and how can they help me get a job in the creative department of an ad agency? This lecture will have several members of the advertising faculty (current creatives) on hand, expressing their passion for creating ads and explaining how their courses work. We will discuss the roles of art directors, copywriters and creative directors. There will be time for questions and answers, and a short portfolio review at the end of the program. You'll leave inspired to create great advertising... or at the very least, knowing if this is a career you want to pursue.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 311, 3rd floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: LISA RETTIG-FALCONE, executive vice president, executive creative director, Havas Worldwide.

Animation

Film, Video and Animation Information Session
One night: Wednesday, May 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE
What are the career opportunities in film, video and animation in New York? What do you need to begin? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education film, video, animation and cinema studies faculty; see their students' work, hear them discuss it and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in these dynamic fields.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 502, 5th floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: VALERIE SMALDONE, principal, Valerie Smaldone Media Worldwide; voice-over artist and live announcer; host, Valerie’s New York; actress; producer; writer; celebrity interviewer, 92Y; talent coach.

Computer Art

Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Information Session
One night: Tuesday, May 20
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE
Are you considering a career change and want to learn where to begin? Or have you been thinking about taking courses and are curious to see what our facilities have to offer? Join our faculty for an evening of fun and inspiration. We will begin with an overview of the Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department, followed by a presentation to highlight some of our course offerings. Participants are encouraged to speak with our instructors about their work and any courses.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 301C, 3rd floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: JIMMY CALHOUN, curriculum coordinator, BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department.

Design

Design Information Session
One night: Wednesday, May 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE
What do you need to become a working graphic designer? What type of graphic design do you want to do? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education graphic design faculty; see their work and their students' work, hear them discuss it, and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in the world of graphic design. There will be time at the end of the program for a short portfolio review.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 311, 3rd floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: SKIP SORVINO, principal, Sorvino Design Group; design consultant.

Film and Video

Film, Video and Animation Information Session
One night: Wednesday, May 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE

What are the career opportunities in film, video and animation in New York? What do you need to begin? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education film, video, animation and cinema studies faculty; see their students' work, hear them discuss it and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in these dynamic fields.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 502, 5th floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: VALERIE SMALDONE, principal, Valerie Smaldone Media Worldwide; voice-over artist and live announcer; host, Valerie’s New York; actress; producer; writer; celebrity interviewer, 92Y; talent coach.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Information Session: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking and Jewelry 
One night: Thursday, May 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE

Are you considering a course this semester but do not know which instructor might best complement your learning style? What area of the fine arts do you want to explore? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education fine arts faculty; see their work and their students' work, hear them discuss it, and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in the fine arts. 
NOTE: This information session will be held at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 602C, 6th floor. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: AKIKO TAKAMORI, associate director, Division of Continuing Education.

Illustration and Cartooning

Illustration and Cartooning Information Session
One night: Tuesday, May 13
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE

What is illustration? What is cartooning? What do you need to begin working as an illustrator or cartoonist? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education illustration and cartooning faculty and see their work and their students' work.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 209 East 23rd Street, room 311, 3rd floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: KEITH MAYERSON, illustrator, fine artist.

Interior Design

Interior Design Information Session
One night: Tuesday, May 20
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE
Spend an evening with some of our continuing education interior design faculty; learn about the world of interior design and how our courses can get you started in the profession. There will be time at the end of the program for questions and answers.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 1104C, 11th floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 pm. 
MODERATOR: LUCAS THORPE, director of operations, BFA Interior Design Department.

Photography

Photography Information Session
One night: Tuesday, May 13
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FREE OF CHARGE

What is the difference between taking a picture and making a photograph? What do you need to begin working as a photographer? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education photography faculty; see their work and their students' work, hear them discuss it, and let them answer your questions on how to begin working as a photographer. There will be a tour of our facilities and a short portfolio review.
NOTE: This information session will be held at 214 East 21 Street, room 407A, 4th Floor. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Session begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
MODERATOR: KEREN MOSCOVITCH, visual artist, photographer

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