Art Institute Forms First California Student Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH

The Animation Club at The Art Institute of California --San Francisco (www.aicasf.aii.edu) has made its mark on the computer graphics and animation world by forming California's first student chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH, the world's largest organization of computer graphics professionals.

Under the leadership of student Animation Club president Jeffrey Linis and officers Luz Cabrales and Erin Leong, the student club worked to develop bylaws and guidelines needed to obtain the official student chapter designation. The club also received guidance from Animation Club faculty advisor Randy McCrimmon and academic director Mary Clarke-Miller, as well as Martha Renard of the ACM SIGGRAPH San Francisco Professional Chapter.

As part of its expanded relationship with ACM SIGGRAPH, The Art Institute of California -- San Francisco recently hosted a special "Job Jump Start" event for the San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH professional chapter. The May event featured portfolio reviews, job search tips and presentations from VIPs at Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Mondo Media, Bay Area Motion Graphics Group, Digital Anarchy and the Career Co.

Chapters of ACM SIGGRAPH exist around the world. They form an international multi-cultural network of people who develop, share, continue, and extend the work and achievements presented at the annual conference. Chapter members include those involved in research, development, education, art, gaming, visualization and entertainment. The Art Institute of California -- San Francisco is the only school in California with a student chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH.

The Art Institute of California -- San Francisco, located at 1170 Market Street in downtown San Francisco, attracts a diverse mix of students from throughout the bay area and the world. The school offers degree programs in Graphic Design, Media Arts & Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual & Game Programming, Multimedia & Web Design, Fashion Design and Interior Design.

For more information about ACM SIGGRAPH, visit www.siggraph.org. To see a list of current student chapters, visit http://chapters.siggraph.org/directory.php. For more information about upcoming animation-related events at The Art Institute of California -- San Francisco, visit www.aicasf.aii.edu or call (888) 493-3261.

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