The CSU Design Forum is a learning series that brings together artists, educators, organizers and makers from around the state and across the country in order to share their diverse knowledge and experiences with the students of CSU and the greater community.
All events will take place on the Zoom virtual meeting platform. To add an event (and the Zoom link) to your calendar, click READ MORE in the event description, then click on ADD EVENT TO MY CALENDAR on the event page. You can also click HERE to go directly to the Zoom session.
CSU Design Forum is generously supported by a grant from the CSU Entertainment Alliance
Thursday, November 17th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time
The Green Stage #3
Sustainable Approaches in Costume Design and Craft
In this third installment in our series about sustainable design in the theater we speak with Lauren Gaston, Hahnji Jang, and Minji Kim, whose combined work includes costume design for theater, dance and television as well as fashion design and fibre arts.
February 23rd, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time
How theatrical sound design training prepares you for other industries
In this conversation we talk with successful theatrical sound designers who have transitioned to related occupations, including Jill Du Boff, audio director of Marvel Entertainment, Gilly Moon, who designs for themed events, film and video games, Noelle Hoffman, a successful sound designer now working as a project manager for Mattel, and Corinne Carrillo, who designs audio, video, and control systems for themed entertainment
March 2nd, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time
Crucial Tax Tips for Freelancers
Join us for a presentation from the folks at Brass Taxes who can answer all of your questions about taxes, including the ones you didn't know you were supposed to ask!
March 9th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time
Prague Quadrennial 2023
Student Involvement in the World's Premiere Theatrical Design Exposition
California State University Long Beach professor Emily MacDonald will share info about student travel to the 2023 Prague Quadrennial, a globally recognized, 10-day event of exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops, happenings, parades, symposia, and performances.
March 24th, 2:00pm Pacific Time
STRANGER THINGS EXPERIENCE TOUR
NOTE: This is a live event, not a webinar!
Join lighting designer Michael Rathbun for an in-person, behind-the-scenes tour of this immersive event based on the hit Netflix show. Maximum of 20 guests for this event.
March 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time
NAVIGATING A CAREER IN TECHNICAL ENTERTAINMENT
A Panel with Jessica Champagne-Hansen and Camille Schenkkan, authors of Navigating a Career in Technical Entertainment: Your Creative Career Guidebook explores tools, strategies, and motivational advice from a wide range of industry professionals for navigating an artistic career in design and technology in entertainment.
April 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time
PROPS FOR ALL SEASONS
A Panel with Erik Hart, Jenna Scordino and Lisa Coto. Three working props masters, From different backgrounds will engage in a round table discussion about materials, tools, fabrication processes, favorite productions, career choices and more.