A Film Student’s Day at Academy or Art University

Students may worry about what comes after high school. After all, it is a huge change to move elsewhere and be living on one’s own as an adult for the first time. What is to be expected? Many wonder this before taking the leap.

Academy of Art University recently had a freshman show what a new film student does from the time he wakes until he goes to bed at night. This is something to give prospective students a taste of what to expect is coming for them, and to let them feel more comfortable and prepared about the situation as a whole.

The student is Sam Bear and he starts his day at nine in the morning in his dormitory. He prepares for the rest of the day and heads out to catch a shuttle with his student ID that will take him to where he needs to go on campus. For him, his first class is at eleven in the morning and it is about production design. He makes good use of places on campus such as the libraries, lounges, studios, and classrooms. Sam spends time hanging out with friends and also goes to a campus cafe, which there are several of located around the city. Sam has an entire blog post and video up on the internet for those interested in knowing what his days are like.

The Academy of Art University is in San Francisco, California and was established in 1929. It is the largest private accredited art and design school in the country. The student body is diverse with about 14,000 students from all over the world. The Academy has over thirty facilities and offers degrees in more than thirty areas of study. This is the perfect place for a student to spend their days.

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Alastair Borthwick: the Voice of Scotland in Peace and War

Alastair Borthwick is remembered for the contributions he made to broadcasting, television, and print. He was born in 1913 in the Scottish town of Rutherglen, just three miles from Glasgow. His journalism career started at the age of 16 when he left school to work for the Glasgow Herald. At this newspaper he would work his way up to the position of editor. Also at this newspaper, Borthwick would write articles on working-class people who engaged in hillwalking and climbing the Highlands. 

These hillwalking articles would be collected and published in the book “Always a Little Further,” in 1939. The book would mark one of Borthwick’s most enduring achievements as an author; the book is still in print today and is regarded as one of the definitive sources on outdoor Scottish activity. Interestingly, the publisher almost didn’t publish the book because of its inclusivity of common folk in an activity traditionally associated with the wealthy. It took no less than the intercession of the towering literary figure T.S. Eliot himself to get the book published. 

Borthwick served his country during World War II as an intelligence officer. From this experience he was asked to write “Sans Peur, The History of the 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders,” published in 1946. Borthwick and his unit were an active part of the war effort, deployed in many countries including Italy, France and Germany. His chronicling of these events has met with critical commendation as recently as the book’s latest reprint in 1994

Borthwick resumed his post-war career by working with the BBC. 1951 brought with it the Festival of Britain for which he would help to organize the Scottish contribution. The 1960s saw Borthwick in the role of producer for television programs at Grampian TV. His wife Anne and he would enjoy the 1970s from a hill farm in Ayrshire. Alastair Borthwick died in 2003 after a long Scottish life, leaving behind him contributions in print, radio, television and military service.