Emeryville’s Ex’pression College graduate Amanda Mantchev recently received an Emmy Award from the San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her graphic work on the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area video segment, 2013: A Year to Remember.
Amanda pursued a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science in Motion Graphic Design and graduated from Ex’pression in 2010, landing the job at Comcast after graduation with the help of one of her instructors.
“I worked hard,” says Mantchev. “Whether it’s at Ex’pression or in your job, you have to want to be there and be passionate. It doesn’t matter if you’re just working on making a Power Point presentation move or adjusting key frames, you have to find what you love about a project and be proud of it. There are no short cuts: it’s up to you to do the best job you can and put your education, training and creativity to good use.”
Founded in 1998, Ex’pression College teaches and grants Bachelor degrees in six programs: Animation & Visual Effects, Digital Filmmaking, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design & Motion, Interactive Audio, and Sound Arts. Ex’pression utilizes a professional, accelerated program, where students can earn their degree in just under three years. Class sizes are limited to ensure hands-on learning, instructor attention, and access to gear and equipment. Ex’pression maintains close ties with industry professionals to provide students with client projects and mentorship opportunities, as well as career development assistance, which is available to all graduates.