College of Arts and Science

The Panther Spotlight Series is where we recognize our fellow students who are taking their perspective industries by storm and creating a name for themselves beyond campus. First up is a photography major who takes a more hands-on approach with her photographs to create compelling imagery.

Jessica Vass | @Jessvass

 

 

Year & Classification: Sophomore expecting graduation in spring 2019

Hometown: Grew up in McDonough and College Park/ East Point area

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1. The huge display screen seen on the first floor will showcase student and faculty creative projects. 

2. One of the building’s cool technological spotlights is on virtual and augmented reality systems.

3. This building includes a media makerspace. It will be a lab where animated characters can be 3D printed and prototyped, sets and costumes designed and fabricated, and film and game robotics can be brought to life. 

4. The CMII building is also a home ...

Tips on choosing a minor

Coming into college and choosing a minor could be an extraordinarily hard venture, especially if you’re undecided and have yet to declare a major. When choosing a minor here are some questions that you should consider before making that heart-wrenching decision.

1.  What are you interested in?

This is one of the key questions you need to answer before choosing your minor. This will dictate every class you encounter throughout your minor ...

I love how artistically influential Georgia State is as a school. We strive to be self-taught and excel in everything we do. Throughout the year I wanted to  be able to spotlight some of the great artists we have here at school. So here’ s a look at some of the cool student photographers you may not know about:

Chris House

Named as one of ...

If you’re passionate about something then you should find any excuse to do what you’re passionate about. It’s easy to focus on the infinite number of challenges that might lead you to say, “I want to do something, but I can’t because…” But all you need is one reason to do your passion and all the challenges just become part of the fun. From my experience, film is probably one ...

There’s one question I almost always hear once I tell someone that I’m a film major: “So, are you going to be the next Stephen Spielberg?” It’s at this moment when I hold my breath, count to three and politely nod and excuse myself. Another, far better question I hear is, “Why did you choose Georgia State University?” Now that’s a question that’s worth a legitimate response.

When most people ...

I have recently learned how correct Wayne Gretzky was when he said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”  I have never been one to let opportunities pass me by. Thanks to this, I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Cannes (pronounced more like “can,” as in “a can of coke” and not “cans of coke”), France, and show my film at the world’s largest international film ...

I have enjoyed a great deal of fortune where study abroad is concerned. Taking my education elsewhere across the globe was a dream for me before I even knew where I would end up going to school. The fact that I got to do so twice, especially through two amazing Georgia State programs, provides me with the greatest sense of humility and gratitude I have ever felt.

My first trip was ...

Georgia [State], On My Mind.

I’m trying to write a good-bye post and I don’t know where to start. So, I’m just going to type whatever comes to my mind first. Here goes nothing:   To Georgia State University,              Thank you? I think. I can’t think of a word or like a clever metaphor to compare you to. Your streets, classrooms and family playing as faculty has kept me ...

GSU hosted the 3rd annual Modern Media Conference. Overall, the conference has attracted more than 65 professional speakers and more than 400 students. Here are some of the things students learned at this year’s conference and some tips from the pros.

Jackson Spalding’s Rachel Tobin shares a tip.

CNN’s Emma Lacey-Bordeaux shares a tip.

The ...

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