College of Arts and Media honored for excellence

College of Arts and Media honored for excellence

CU Denver attendees at the College Television Awards: front, from left, students Deana Macdonald, Rylan Rafferty, Nicole Natal and Michelle Strand; back, from left, faculty members James Phelan, Jessica McGaugh and Craig Volk and student Devyn Machado.

Three faculty members and five students from the film and television program at the College of Arts and Media at CU Denver attended workshops and the College Television Awards gala in Los Angeles on April 25. “The Mortal Coils,” a web series produced by students, won third place in the national competition. Those involved with the project were Deana MacDonald, Devyn Machado, Tom Moloney and Michelle Strand.

Faculty members attending the events, sponsored by the Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences Foundation, were James Phelan, Jessica McGaugh and Craig Volk. Those students at the event were MacDonald, Strand, Machado, Rylan Rafferty and Nicole Natal.

The awards recognize excellence in college student-produced video, digital and film work. As with the Primetime Emmy Awards, entries are awarded based on excellence in overall production. Entries are judged online by category in preliminary and secondary panels on a secure server, by members of the Television Academy who are professionals working in each respective discipline.