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High School Students Take On BEAU

BEAU hosted a high school campus event for students from the Walden School of Liberal Arts located in Provo. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to explore BEAU’s exciting learning environment.

The day kicked-off with Jason Marty, BEAU’s music and entertainment business program chair. He introduced the business aspect of entertainment, had the students engage in a mini-negotiation exercise, and then explored the concept of branding.

Students next met with Rando Schmook, program chair for entertainment design. They learned about cinematography and storyboarding. They analyzed scenes from a movie to look at all the different types of shots involved in just a few minutes of a movie.

For our music lovers, Bruce Kirby, program chair for music production and engineering, was on hand to answer any questions students had about audio production. Students also participated in a fun activity where they each said a word of the tongue-twister, ‘Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers’. It was an interactive demonstration that created a unique, on-the-spot, poetic recording.

Mark Sorenson, game art program chair, introduced the students to the world of game art. He had the students create a character for the game they would want to make. Ideas ranged from fairies, sandwiches, world domination, and even frogs bent on human destruction!

Last, but not least, the students learned about the comic industry from Comic and Sequential Art Program Chair Garrick Dean. Students picked out a comic book to look at and learned about colorists, pencilers, letterers, artists, and everyone involved in the process of creating a comic book.

A tour of the campus and a delicious lunch wrapped up the campus field trip.

BEAU’s staff and faculty were certainly glad to have such a great group of high school students visit and look forward to helping more students explore the educational and career opportunities in the arts!

If you’re an educator and would like to attend a future high school campus event, please contact our college representative at 801-300-4300.

Content contributed by College Representative Barbara Liau.