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Arts & Humanities Day

November 10, 2017

Arkansas City Campus:

  • Compete for scholarships, cash vouchers, and awards.
  • Enjoy the performance of our Jazz Band rehearsing.
  • Enjoy the performances of our vocal and instrumental performing arts groups and poets.
  • See our incredible facilities.
  • Feel the warmth and excitement from our students, faculty and staff.
  • Learn why Cowley College is the best place for you to polish your talents.
  • Register by October 16th and receive 2 free tickets to Cowley College's performance of Mary Poppins on November 10th at 7:30 pm.

All High School Students -- freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors —
are invited to attend Arts & Humanities Day.

COMPETE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Only graduating seniors are eligible to interview for Art & Design, Mass Media, and Creative Writing Scholarships. Only graduating seniors are eligible to audition for theatre, vocal music, instrumental music and piano scholarships.

COMPETE FOR CASH VOUCHERS AND AWARDS

All High School students - from freshmen through seniors - can enter the Art & Design, Mass Media and Creative Writing Prodigy Awards competitions and win medals. Cash vouchers will be awarded only to Sr. division participants and are redeemable pending full time enrollment at Cowley College the following academic year.

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Agenda for Arts & Humanities Day

November 10, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 am

Check-in Lobby of the Brown Center (Sign up for auditions/interviews and tours)

9:30 - 11:00 am

General Session beginning in the Wright room then moving to the Brown Center Theatre; PEP Band, CC Singers, Creative Writing, Communications, graphic design,  film by art, and performances by theatre

11:00 am - Noon

Admissions Information and lunch in the Wright Room

11:30 am - Noon

Creative Writing Awards, and 2D & 3D Art Awards, in the Wright Room

12:00 - 12:45 pm or
1:00 - 1:45 pm

Optional Campus Tour, meet in the lobby of the Brown Center

Art & Design

Noon - 2:00 pm

Graphic Design interviews - BC 203

Noon - 4:00 pm

2D and 3D Art Portfolio interviews - BC203

Creative Writing

Noon - 2:30 pm

Creative Writing interviews - BC 131

Mass Communications

Noon - 3:00 pm

Broadcast and Journalism auditions, interviews, and portfolio review - BC 204

Music - Instrumental

Noon - 1:20 pm

Instrumental Music Auditions in GJ205
Instrument warm-up rooms, BC214 and BC216

1:30 - 2:20 pm

Concert Band Observation GJ205

Music - Vocal

Noon – 1:00

Vocal Auditions in BC209

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Concert Choir Observation in BC209.

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Vocal Auditions in BC209

Theatre/Technical Theatre

Noon - 5:00 pm

Theatre and Technical Theatre Auditions/Interviews are in the Theater

 


Register Now!Art & Design

If you love to create art, come to Cowley College

Compete for Art and Design Scholarships

Enter the competition for a full tuition and books scholarship

Seniors in High School are encouraged to exhibit in the Prodigy Arts Awards competition for an Art & Design scholarships.

Go to Scholarships for additional information.

Compete for Cash Vouchers and Awards

Prodigy Art Awards competition

All High School art students are encouraged to compete in the Prodigy Art Awards competition.

Go to Guidelines for further instructions.

Senior Division — Cowley College Foundation award of cash vouchers for $150.00 for best in show. Open to all high school seniors, pending full-time enrollment at Cowley the next academic year.

Junior Division — open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be awarded for all Art & Design categories.

Go to Prodigy Awards for more information.

If you love to express yourself through fine art... 
Choose Cowley College

We have wonderful facilities and instructors for Art and Design at Cowley College. Work with some of the best artists in the state. Learn techniques to advance your skills and polish your talents.
Art students at Cowley have the flexibility to incorporate into their program the types of work they are interested in, while learning the basic fundamentals or execution and design. Students are encouraged to take on special design projects for the college and other groups, in addition to work done for themselves such as designing and selling personal work. Art students show their work in displays on campus and at special college events.

The Associate of Arts degree from Cowley offers an introduction to various artistic media. Drawing, design, painting, sculpture and ceramics are courses that illustrate the artistic diversity to students. General education courses such as art appreciation, history, literature and problems in art help round out the art major's years at Cowley. Elective courses give students an opportunity to construct individualized programs.

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Register Now!Creative Writing

If you love to write, come to Cowley College

Compete for a Creative Writing Scholarship

Enter the Competition for a full tuition and books scholarship.

Seniors in high school are encouraged to interview for a creative writing scholarship. Go to Scholarships for additional information.

Compete for Awards

Creative Writing Prodigy Awards competition

All high school students who enjoy creative writing are encouraged to enter portfolios in the Creative Writing Prodigy Awards competition. Portfolios should include five creative writing pieces that show a range of writing talents, including short stories, poetry and/or song lyrics.

Go to Guidelines for further instructions.

Senior Division - Cowley College Foundation award of cash vouchers for $150.00. Open to all high school seniors, pending full-time enrollment at Cowley the next academic year.

Junior Division - open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be awarded for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry/lyrics and top awards will be given for Best Portfolio in the Senior Division and the Junior Division.

If you love to express yourself through writing

Writers' Corners and Lines & Lyrics on the Lawn give students a venue for sharing their creative works. There is also the opportunity to work with Mile Marker Review, our online literary journal. Our next new adventure is MMR podcasts! In addition, Creative Claws is an active club for those interested in the program.

For more information about the Creative Writing program at Cowley College, please click here.

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Register Now!Graphic Design

If you love to create digital art, come to Cowley College

The Graphic Design program has provided a very exciting time for the Cowley community as more and more students are discovering the career options that Graphic Design offers.

Compete for Graphic Design Scholarships

Enter the competition for a full tuition and books scholarship!

Seniors in High School are encouraged to exhibit in the Prodigy Arts Awards competition for a Graphic Design scholarship. Go to Scholarships for additional information.

If you love to create designs...
Choose Cowley College

Cowley offers incredible opportunities. The design facilities are cutting-edge with a 20 station computer lab loaded with the latest in software technologies, a full-scale, oversized color scanner as well as an oversized color laser printer. Come see for yourself – you be the judge.

Click here to learn more about the Graphic Design program at Cowley College.

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Register Now!Instrumental Music

If you love to play a musical instrument, come to Cowley

Audition for a Scholarship

Audition for a full tuition and books scholarship!

Instrumental MusicSeniors in High School that are considering enrolling at Cowley College are encouraged to audition for an Instrumental Music Scholarship.

Go to Scholarships for additional information.

Instrumental Music auditions will be held in the Band Room. An Instrumental Audition Sign-Up Sheet will be available at the registration table and online. Warm up rooms will be provided in BC214 and BC216.

The Instrumental Music Scholarship covers your books and tuition for 2 years whether you are a music major or not. Our credits transfer to all 4-year institutions, and we work hard to make sure you’re prepared to go on after graduation from Cowley.

If you love to perform, choose Cowley College

If you want to perform in an instrumental music group, Cowley offers incredible opportunities. Each group has major student involvement and are showcased frequently throughout the academic year. Performance classes are offered for music majors and non-music majors alike with the goal of being an enjoyable, educational experience.

Instrumental music groups (Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band) perform a wide variety of music for various local and statewide functions. Tours to high schools and major festivals are planned.

For more information about the instrumental music program at Cowley College, click here.

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Register Now!Mass Communication

Love to write? Come to Cowley

Cowley is a vibrant, active college campus with plenty to do and loads for Cowley College Media to cover. High school students are invited to get a taste of what it means to cover the campus. Students interested in pursuing a career in mass communications are invited to enjoy the show and then show off their talents from broadcasting to print reporting covering events.

Love to Shoot? Come to Cowley

If writing is not your strong suit, but you enjoy visual documentation, part of mass communication is documenting events via still photos and video. Cowley offers aspiring photographers and videographers an opportunity to hone their skills in various environments from the court to the field and from the stage to the studio. Photographers and videographers can build a robust body of work while working with the Cowley College Media team.

Compete for mass communication scholarships at Arts & Humanities Day covering tuition and books for 2 years

Seniors in High School considering enrolling at Cowley College are encouraged to interview for mass communication scholarships: bring your writing, photos, videos or design for feedback, review, and consideration.

Go to scholarships for additional information.

The mass communication scholarship covers your books and tuition for 2 years for both mass communication majors and non-majors. Our credits transfer to most 4-year institutions. Our Cowley College Media is a place to hone your skills for university or an entry-level mass communication position.

Photographers

Take our camera or use your own and document history in the making at Cowley. Photos are printed in the student newspaper, used in the online publication, published on social media and sometimes may go into a newscast for public viewing.

Are you an aspiring writer? Editor? Webmaster? Graphic Designer? Videographer? News or Sports Broadcaster?

Cowley College Media may be the place for you. The student-driven news coverage offers students the opportunity to develop a portfolio of academic clips (published work). Students write everything from editorials to features and news reports to movie reviews. There are other opportunities on staff as well: designer, webmaster, videographer, photographer, advertising, and anchors.

For more information about the mass communication program at Cowley College, click here.

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Register Now!Theatre

Enjoy high quality theatrical experiences at Cowley College

Compete for Performance and Technical Theatre Scholarships 


Audition for a full tuition and books scholarship — REGARDLESS OF MAJOR!

Seniors in High School are encouraged to audition for theatre scholarships whether you are a theatre major or not. Go to Scholarships for additional information.

Theatre Scholarship Audition Requirements:
Students auditioning for a Performance scholarship must have at least one monologue memorized and ready to perform. Two contrasting monologues are suggested. Auditions will be limited to 2 minutes. The theatre performance audition will be performed for a small panel of faculty. 

Technical Theatre Scholarship Requirements: Technical Theatre Scholarships will includes a review of past experience. Please bring a portfolio, pictures, or examples of your work.

If you love to perform...choose Cowley

Academic Highlights 
Our theatre curriculum is designed to provide a solid introduction to theatre. Each class offered easily transfers to four year colleges and universities. This gives student’s maximum amount of flexibility in furthering their college education.

To learn more about the theatre program at Cowley College, click here.

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Register Now!Vocal Music

If you love to sing, come to Cowley College

Sing a Solo at Arts & Humanities Day

Audition for a full tuition and books scholarship!

Seniors in High School that are considering enrolling at Cowley College are encouraged to audition for a Vocal Music Scholarship. Go to Scholarships for additional information.

Use your talent to pay for college! Audition for a vocal music scholarship at Cowley.

Click here to sign up for a Vocal Audition time slot

Scholarship requirements:
All students may audition and may be accepted, but to be eligible for a vocal music scholarship, candidates must:

  • Graduate from high school this spring.
  • Have (and maintain in college) a 2.5 GPA or better.
  • Commit to enrolling in and completing a minimum of 12 hours each semester, including the courses or activities required and related to the scholarship you are awarded. Additional requirements may apply, so please read your contract carefully.
  • Prepare and execute a well- rehearsed audition at Arts & Humanities Day (or via video submission), including completing an application found at cowley.edu/artshuman/register.html
  • Provide two letters of recommendations from your teachers, coaches, etc. submitted before a scholarship can be awarded. Letters can be mailed, emailed, or hand delivered.

Vocal Audition Process:

The singing audition includes a vocalization to determine voice and range, a brief pitch matching exercise, some sight singing, and one or two prepared solos. Present at least one song (preferably to songs in contrasting styles), which will best demonstrate your vocal abilities. Students who have studied preciously may present a list of repertoire they have studied. Music should be chosen which shows the student’s voice to the best advantage and is something he/she likes to sing and that feels comfortable. The voice faculty listen for pleasant vocal quality, expressiveness, and correct pitch.

Your literature should be memorized and sung with piano accompaniment. Classical song literature and folksong arrangements such as those used for solo and ensemble type events are considered appropriate. Foreign language songs are also appropriate but not required. A musical theater selection may be used if the genre is a strength for the singer. Pop literature is not permitted. Singers may bring their own accompanist or one will be provided for you at no cost. Please plan to provide photocopies or originals of your selections for your accompanist.

Recorded Auditions:

Students are encouraged to audition in person; however, if an on-campus audition is not possible, students may submit a video recording for consideration. Video and audio quality should be the highest quality available (iPhone quality or the like is acceptable). A YouTube link with your performance or video file can be shared to david.smith@cowley.edu along with your completed application.

What to Bring to Your Audition:

  • A completed audition application (click here for the application)
  • Copies or originals of your music selections
  • A music/performance resume (if you have one)

If you love to perform, choose Cowley College

Vocal Music opportunities at Cowley College include two auditioned performance groups, the Cowley Concert Choir and the CC Singers, opportunities for private vocal study and performances, and a professional quality staged musical.

If you are a music major, Cowley College will give you a solid background in all of the core music classes so you can successfully transfer to a four-year institution. If you're not a music major, there are still fantastic opportunities for you to perform as part of a group or on your own.

To learn more about the music program at Cowley College, click here.

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Register Now!Scholarships

High School Seniors

Apply for Arts & Humanities Day Scholarships in Art & Design, Theatre, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Mass Communication, and Creative Writing by first completing the online Registration Form.

Art & Design - Students will be awarded scholarships based on interviews and their exhibits entered in the Prodigy Art Awards competition.

Theatre & Music, - Students will be awarded scholarships based on interviews, experience, and their audition performances. (Attach vocal music audition sheet PDF link)

Mass Communication - includes photography, news reporting, broadcasting and design. Students will be awarded scholarships based on interviews and body of work for photography, design, all aspects of video production, writing and reporting. Although portfolios are important, students with an interest in these areas are encouraged to apply.

Creative Writing - Students will be awarded scholarships based on interviews and portfolio exhibits entered in the Creative Writing Prodigy Awards competition. 

Earn a scholarship that covers Tuition or Books and Tuition for 2 years.

You may apply for multiple scholarships, but can only receive books and one tuition scholarship.

Letters of Recommendations

Two letters of recommendations from your teachers and coaches are required before a scholarship can be awarded. Letters can be mailed, emailed, or hand-carried.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Only apply for Arts & Humanities Day Scholarships if you:

  1. Will graduate from High School this Spring Semester.
  2. Have a 2.5 GPA or better.
  3. Will commit to enrolling in and completing a minimum of 12 hours each semester, including at least two classes or activities related to the scholarship you are awarded.
  4. Plan to interview and/or exhibit at Arts & Humanities Day.

Prodigy Awards

WIN Cash Vouchers and Awards
To be eligible for the Prodigy Awards competitions, you must submit complete registration by October 31, 2017.

Compete for the Art and Creative Writing Prodigy Awards.

Senior Division - open to all High School seniors.
Junior Division - open to all High School freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

CASH VOUCHERS AND TOP AWARDS

Art Awards

Senior Division - Best of Show (flat media)

$150.00

Senior Division - Best of Show (3-D media)

$150.00

Junior Division - Best of Show (flat media)
Junior Division - Best of Show (3-D media)

 

 

 

 

Creative Writing Prodigy Award

 

Senior Division - Best Portfolio

$150.00

Junior Division - Best Portfolio

 

 

MEDALS

Art Awards - First, Second, and Third Places for each category

Ceramics/Glass

Mixed Media

Digital Art

Painting

Drawing

Photography

Graphic Design

Portfolio

Interactive Design

Printmaking

Fashion & Textile Design

Sculpture

 

Creative Writing Prodigy Awards - First, Second, and Third Places for each category

Fiction

 

Non-fiction

 

Poetry/Lyrics

 


Complete the Registration Form today. Indicate on form which categories you will be competing in and complete all additional forms for your categories.


Register Now!Art & Design Prodigy Guidelines and Timeline

Guidelines

How to enter:

  1. All High School students -- senior, junior, sophomore, & freshmen -- are invited to enter the Prodigy Art Awards competition. 
  2. No individual student may enter more than 5 pieces in the competition. (The portfolio counts as a single piece).
  3. Work submitted must have been completed within the past 2 years.
  4. Each submitted artwork must have two show labels that are completed online, typewritten or legibly printed. One label will be attached to the exhibit and the other label will be displayed.
  5. Complete the prodigy inventory sheet.
  6. Students MUST attend Arts & Humanities Day or their exhibits will be disqualified from competition.

Disqualifications:

Works will be disqualified if they are:

  1. Not matted or improperly matted.
  2. Not being ‘ready-to-hang’.
  3. Plagiarized.

The judges’ decisions will be final.

Preparing Your Entries:

  1. Select the correct media category on the Registration Form and complete the inventory sheet.
  2. Cowley College is not responsible for breakage, damage or loss of artwork. Fragile artwork is entered at the risk of the artist.
  3. Drawings, graphic art, prints, and other flat pieces must be matted and covered with acetate. These pieces will be hung with clips from the top edge. Do not use glass.
  4. Paintings on canvas should have the edges of the frame painted black or a neutral color or may be covered with lathe board. Paintings should be covered in acetate or paper to prevent damage in handling. Paintings should have hangers attached to the back which will allow the painting to be hung. These should be attached in a manner which will allow the painting to hang flat
  5. Art work must be received by October 31, 2017, with the appropriate labels & inventory list, the artwork must be hand-delivered, or mailed to:

(This deadline is non-negotiable for both hand-delivered and mailed entries.)

Hand-Deliver to:
Cowley College
The Brown Center
Visual & Performing Arts Office, #100
Arkansas City, KS  67005

Mail to:
Cowley College
Visual & Performing Arts Department
125 S. 2nd Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005


Artwork not picked up by December 1 will become the property of Cowley College.


Register Now!Categories for the Art & Design Prodigy Awards

Ceramics & Glass
Functional or decorative vessel made of clay or glass.

Digital Art
Software-created works that use drawing, painting, photographic image manipulation, or design/building techniques – realistic, representational, and abstract works. Included in this category should be sampled digital images that are heavily manipulated or collaged to create an original artwork. Works should be printed and mounted (or matted) on mat board or framed.

Drawing             
Pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, crayon, or scratchboard. From life and observation only. Drawings copies from published photographs or based on published cartoon styles should not be submitted.

Graphic Design
This would include projects intended to visually communicate a message to a specific audience. Includes posters, brochures, logos, package design, info-graphics, typeface design, book covers, magazines, etc.

Interactive Design
Website design, app design, etc.

Fashion & Textile Design
Includes designs such as jewelry, weaved fabric, clothing design, etc.

Mixed Media   
Use of two or more media in a single 2-dimensional piece, includes collage and assemblage.

Painting              
Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, casein or tempera. On canvas, canvas board, paper or any flat surface. Artwork must be completely dry.

Photography     
Images taken with digital or film-based cameras that have been developed using traditional or digital darkroom techniques and printed on photo paper.

Portfolio             
Collection of 5 of the artist’s best works in any media. These should be finished works which are matted or mounted and contained in an appropriate portfolio case. Photos of three-dimensional works may be included but must show the artist with the work as a reference for scale. Close up photos should show more than one view of the artwork. Images may be burned to a CD or actual photos may be used. Please do not submit slides. Judges will be looking for technical proficiency, originality, and personal style.

Printmaking      
Any form of printmaking including etching, lithograph, intaglio, silkscreen, and woodcut. Must be mounted on mat board.

Sculpture
Non-functional object modeled, carved, cast, constructed or assembled of any material (including clay, glass, acrylic, wood, metal, etc.).


Register Now!Creative Writing Guidelines and Timeline

Guidelines

How to enter:
  1. Student writers who will graduate in May 2018 are eligible to compete for scholarships. All High School students — senior, junior, sophomore, and freshmen — are invited to enter the Creative Writing Prodigy Awards competition. 
  2. Student should enter a portfolio that includes five creative writing pieces showing a range of writing talents, including short stories, poetry and/or song lyrics. 
  3. Pieces in the portfolio must have been completed from September 2015 to October 2017.
  4. The portfolio must have a Title Page that includes the following information.
    • Title of Portfolio
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School/USD
    • Writing Teacher
  5. By October 31, 2017, the portfolio must be hand-delivered, mailed or emailed to:

Hand-Deliver to:
Cowley College
The Brown Center
Humanities Office, #120
Arkansas City, KS

Mail to:
Cowley College
Humanities Department
125 S. 2nd Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Email to:
Email a Portfolio in PDF format 
to Marlys Cervantes
Marlys.Cervantes@cowley.edu

Note: subject line must be: Arts & Humanities Day


Disqualifications:

Portfolio will be disqualified if the creative writing pieces are:

  1. Not legible.
  2. Plagiarized.

The judges' decisions will be final.

Timeline:

Delivery of Entries:
September 10, from 9am-4:30pm, through October 31, from 9am-4:30pm
(This deadline is non-negotiable for both hand-delivered and mailed Portfolios.)

Return of Entries: 

Students' portfolios will be returned to them at their interview on Arts & Humanities Day.

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