Teams and Projects

When One Ping Only received a positive reception after it was developed during January’s Global Game Jam, the team behind it decided to continue to develop the project. Kalyn Farmer, Scott La Fetra, and Daniel McKernan built on Derek Ho’s original models, refined the audio with Bradley Jardine and incorporated Kit Ainslie’s creature design in the game’s […]

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This article, with text and images, first appeared on the wrike.com blog. We welcome its author, former USV student Daniel Codella, as a Perspectives contributor. The world’s top-tier companies don’t do things the way other companies do. They’re different, and at Wrike, we’ve been obsessed with figuring out exactly what those differences are. After working with over 15,000 […]

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The following article was written by Bruce Razban, who this semester is teaching Finance and Computers in Business courses in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at usv. I have found it is useful to engage students in the process of discovery while they are together in class. The method I like to use features the […]

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National Ranking usv’s game design and development program has been ranked as the #13 top undergraduate program nationwide in 2018 by the Princeton Review, and tops in Northern California. Their report identifies the way the USV program equips students with relevant, hands-on experience and a portfolio of their work. In their article, What to Look for […]

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Producing a one-minute animation can be serious business. For the USV students who came up with the story, the setting and the animations for The Brink, it also represents an award-winning portfolio piece. At the end of their Fall semester classes, the students submitted their piece to the Animation Career Review’s 2017 Christmas Holiday Short Animation Contest and walked away […]

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The results are in: USV ranked as the top university site in northern California (and behind only USC and UC Irvine for participation statewide) in the 2018 edition of the Global Game Jam. Overall, the top northern California performers were Facebook HQ, Unity Technologies, and University of Silicon Valley.  When the weekend event was over, […]

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“We help students produce compositions by taking them out on photo shoots,” says Cheyenne Mikailli, president of the USV Collective. As simple as that sounds, club leaders and newbies alike find new challenges at every turn. Says club treasurer Hannah Gonzalez, “We didn’t choose a name like USV Photography club because that is too niche for […]

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“Storytelling, in all its myriad forms, drives culture and industry,” says Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, author and chair of the English and Humanities Department at University of Silicon Valley. Curated and produced by students, issue #8 of COG is now available to read, watch and listen. Image source: lizlaribee.com Since their inaugural year, the COG […]

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In 2010, USV embarked on a bold new direction with the development of The Offering, the first Project X animated feature. The goal was to engage students in the entire production process, from concept, to character development, to design of the environment, objects, animations, and sound- all textured, lit and rendered at studio quality levels. […]

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