Year in Review: Kadenze’s Artist Picks of 2018

The last year was a pivotal year for art, spawning everything from avante-garde exhibitions to politically-charged creations. Some of the most popular trending topics reinforced the progression of technology: AI dominated the scene, virtual and augmented reality was a recurring presence, while colorful Instagram-friendly pop-up museums drew crowds everywhere. Art is evolving at a rapid pace, and…

Year in Review: Our Top 5 Courses of 2018

Kadenze.com has come a long way this year, with the launch of exciting new features such as our User Home and the Kadenze.com mobile app. Our course catalog has expanded to 81 active courses produced and offered in partnership with more than 35 schools and institutions. As 2018 is coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the courses most popular with our students based on reviews.…

Kannu Receives New Awards Based on User Reviews

2017 was a big year for Kadenze, but it was also a big one for our sister project, Kannu: the Kannu Team works year-round to help schools teach their own online courses on their own platforms. We take that experience back to Kadenze—the Kannu Team was critical in developing new features like the messenger and the site-wide gallery.That’s why we want to take a moment to congratulate the team,…

Featured Student Work: Summer 2019

Breezy palm trees and crashing waves are some of the images that define this time of the year. Whether you prefer a trip to a theme park, relaxing on the beach, or going through your list of summer reads, there are a plethora of ways to celebrate the exciting summer season.We’ve collected a list of student work that captures those summer vibes. Soak up some creative inspiration from these fun…

Announcing the Kadenze Summer of Learning Contest

Summer is in full swing, and we've got some exciting news to share!As the leader of creative arts education, Kadenze is committed to bringing quality courses from world-class universities to learners everywhere. We’re on a mission not just to help you grow creativity, but also to create the world’s most active social learning community. Our success is of course driven by you, our fierce…

5 Ways Grads can Launch a Career in the Arts

Navigating the world as an art school graduate can be a challenging but rewarding experience. Even just the transition between a creative, educational environment to a working or self-employed environment can be jarring. However, you have the advantage of being freshly equipped with unique skills and knowledge that can help you push your art practice into new heights. Maybe you’re…

Reel Talk: Craig Good on Animation, Filmmaking, and Achieving Industry Success

Whether we laugh or cry, we know a great movie when we feel one. From fan favorite blockbusters to understated indie gems, there’s a film to satisfy almost every taste and connect with every viewer. Just what is the secret to creating compelling movies?A good person to ask would be animator and filmmaker Craig Good. With a storied career that goes back to the early days at Pixar Animation…

CCA’s Craig Good Teaches Visual Storytelling for Film and Animation

Today we’re announcing the launch of our much anticipated course, Cinematic Storytelling offered by California College of the Arts. This introductory course lays the groundwork for core concepts in film production and animation, with an emphasis on visual grammar and techniques.Solid storytelling is the foundation of any effective and successful film. This credit-eligible course explores the…

Kannu Partner Profile: Ali Akbar College of Music

This post originally appeared on the Kannu blog, but we decided to share it here in support of Ali Akbar's mission to bring Indian classical music to the world.Music is one of the best ways for channeling individual creative energy, but as a vehicle for shared cultural history, there is another layer of significance. The historical art form of classical music in particular depends on a…

8 Things to Keep in Mind When Pursuing a Creative Career

Having a successful career is a goal everyone strives for, but not all of us are excited at the thought of working five days a week at a cold, gloomy corporate office. For each person who pines for dedicating their time creating music, art, and stories, there’s sure to be a skeptic around who won’t hesitate to tell you how it’s a less-than-ideal career choice.Fortunately, a creative career is…