Coleman University Partners with San Diego IGDA for Game Jam

Game Jam 3 August 2016

One of the many award-winning Game Jam teams

Who likes video gaming? We do! In August, students from Coleman University’s Game Programming Development and Design program, members of San Diego’s International Game Developers Association, and enthusiastic gamers from the San Diego area converged on campus for 3 days of game development and play.

Teams brought their own laptops, desktops and gaming accessories, or made use of Coleman’s Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets to design and develop unique games based on the theme “Group Think.” See the groups pitch their gaming idea presentations and watch interviews with participants here.

At the end of the event, gamers voted on each other’s games and awards were given to the following:

Grand Prize – Synch or Swim
Best Design – Holes of Glory
Best Art – Band Kids
Best Audio – Pizza Cat
Best Abstract – Get to Work
Judge’s Award – Twitch Plays Trivia

All games can be viewed and played at Thanks to the many participants and organizers with the San Diego IDGA for another successful Game Jam event!

Find out how our Game Programming Development and Design program prepares students by teaching character development, story-telling, 3D-image rendering, animation, and environmental modeling. Call us today at 858-499-0202 or request more information here.


Coleman Offers Gen Ed Courses Relevant and Specific to Technology-Focused Careers

“Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing.” – Steve Jobs

Many traditional colleges require first-year students to complete all of their general education requirements before they can pursue classes in their major field of study. It is no surprise that students doubt the validity of these general education courses. “How is this relevant to my career?” is a question students often pose to educators.


The Cybersecurity Club Gets a New Identity!

The Cybersecurity Club at Coleman University will henceforth be known as… Team Antikythera! You may be thinking, “Team What?!” and to answer your question, Team Antikythera is named after the Antikythera Mechanism, the earliest known mechanical analog computer. In ancient Greece, it was used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads; the cycles of the ancient Olympic Games.

Over 2,000 years later, the mechanism was discovered in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, and now resides at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.



The ancient Greek-designed Antikythera mechanism, dating between 150 and 100 BC, via Wikimedia Commons


Like the mechanism, Team Antikythera is the first of its kind at Coleman University. Its purpose is to bring students together for the opportunity to gain real world, practical experience in configuring, defending and attacking computer networks.  As well as to facilitate open communication between participants of various backgrounds of experience.  This will help alleviate stress for new students while honing the skills of senior students and Alumni.  Participation in study groups for classes and IT Certifications, and Penetration Lab events will be a mainstay of the program.

After the name change, the next step for Team Antikythera to fully utilize its new identity was to create a logo. Instead of just a wordmark, an icon was preferred in order to incorporate some of the visual components of the Antikythera mechanism. The goal was to create an icon that could stand on its own, avoiding a direct illustration of the mechanism, while still displaying a clear connection to it. The most prominent pieces of the technical schematic were used, shown below, and the logo grew from that center element.


Schematic of the artifact's known mechanism (left) with elements used in design highlighted (right)

Schematic of the artifact’s known mechanism (left) with elements used in design highlighted (right)

Choices, choices, choices

Choices, choices, choices


After the two main circular & crossed shapes were isolated, smaller elements were brought in, and the mechanism was abstracted further. A lot of possibilities emerged, but Team Antikythera held the deciding vote in what was to be their new logo & icon. The team went with the one of the least abstracted logos, sticking close to the analog roots of their new chosen name.


Final logo for Team Antikythera

The final logo for Team Antikythera


For more information about Team Antikythera, please click here. If you are interested in forming your own student club at Coleman University, please speak with your Student Services Advisor.

Work Study Positions Now Available!

This is a paid, part time position.

Gain real-world experience while attending school.

We are looking for motivated, outgoing individuals to assume an essential role in the day-to0day University Operations.

A complete job description and required qualifications can be found at

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 12th!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Apply online or drop off a resume and cover letter listing the title for which you wish to be considered with the front desk.

No phone calls please.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 12th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
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Job Fair: September 15th


A big thanks to Career Services for setting up another job fair, set for September 15th at 4:30pm in Hopper Hall.

Held twice a year, our job fairs are a way for students to apply to jobs in their field, meet potential companies, network with other students and get a feel for the industry.

Many companies come to meet prospective students. They love to speak to everyone, show what their company is about and found out about students if they’d be a good fit for their company. Many students receive a job offer from this event, and for many others, it’s a good way to get your resume out. Most companies are also looking for candidates to hire for a later date.

During the Job Fair, students will also be able to enter a raffle to win awesome prizes! Be sure to come by and check it out!