Community Engagement

High School VisitOur Design Department believes that design is more than just aesthetics; it’s also the ability to apply what they learn in the classroom in order to better their communities, not only as designers, but as global citizens. Our Animation/Illustration students often work with high school programs and give talks to younger students who visit SJSU. Listed below are some of the partnerships our Animation/Illustration Design students were able to take part in as designers to meaningful community improvement.


Visiting Animation & Illustration

Visits to the program are available one Friday each month and must be scheduled in advance. Visits consist of brief classroom visits, program overview, facilities tours, and samples of student art work. Visits generally last approximately 60 minutes and can be arranged by emailing professor David.Chai@sjsu.edu. Guests should meet at Art 245 at 10AM on the day of their tour. 

Tours for the academic year 2019/2020: 9/13, 10/4, 11/8, 12/6, 2/21, 3/6, 4/17, 5/1


High School Engagement

Students visit SJSU animation classes to learn about the profession. Participating schools are:

  • Andrew Hill High School
  • Jesse Bethel High School
  • Milpitas High School
  • Mount Pleasant High School
  • Multimedia Technology Academy (MTA) at Monache High School
  • Natomas Charter School
  • Overfelt High School

Coroporate Partners

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to our corporate partners, without whom much of our success would not be possible. 

Dreamworks Adobe
Hallmark Lucasfilm
Nickelodeon