Apply for Spring Graduation Yavapai College

If you expect to complete a degree or certificate this semester, you must apply for graduation with an academic advisor! There is no charge for this application, but you must make an appointment.

Call 776.2106 for Prescott or 634.6563 for Verde Advising. Application Deadline is March 1, 2010 – call now for your appointment!


FREE Workshops @ ZGI @ Yavapai College Sedona

@ the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking (ZGI)Yavapai College Sedona Center for Arts & Technology
In partnership with the Sedona International Film Festival

Are they crazy?

All workshops and roundtable discussions are FREE and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.  No tickets are required.
Transformative Fundraising for Filmmakers
with Morrie Warshawski
 Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Wednesday, Feb. 24
9 a.m. – Noon

• Fundraising from A to Z
• Investor Models for Film Financing
• Non-Profit Models for Film Financing
• Engaging donors & investors from pre-production through distribution

 Morrie Warshawski works with nonprofits and filmmakers that are having difficulty realizing their full potential.  He helps them create roadmaps to a better future through strategic planning.  His work is characterized by a commitment to the core values of tolerance, thoughtfulness, transparency, and creativity.

Warshawski has worked in the field for over thirty years as an administrator, consultant, facilitator, teacher and writer.  He was the Executive Director of two media arts centers (Bay Area Video Coalition and The Media Project).  He has served on numerous grant panels, and consulted with dozens of independent filmmakers.

Warshawski is the author of two books on fundraising, Shaking The Money Tree: The Art of Getting Grants And Donations For Film And Video, and The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party With a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause.
The Business of Getting Your Film Out There: Distribution
George Rush and Lise Swenson
Thursday, Feb. 25   
9 a.m. – Noon

George M. Rush is an attorney and sales rep specializing in the entertainment industry with emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area film community. Clients include producers, directors, screen-writers and investors in development, production and distribution phases.  George recently repped Frazer Bradshaw’s Everything Strange and New, Barry Jenkin’s Medicine for Melancholy and Geralyn Pezanoski’s Mine.

Lise Swenson has been an active member in the media arts of the Bay Area since the early 1980s. As a filmmaker she creates documentaries, experimental documentaries, feature length fiction and short experimental video art works. Swenson also creates multi-monitor video art works and video installations built in response to specific sites. She was a first assistant director on ‘Strange Culture’ and a producer of ‘Mission Movie’ both films garnered many festival awards nationwide.

Today Swenson is working on her latest feature film, “Saltwater” as well as the documentary ‘An Unexamined Life’.  She is a popular instructor of film and video internationally.

Producing Your Film: What You Need to Know
with Debbie Brubaker
Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 
9 a.m. – Noon

This is a two-part workshop. The first part is dedicated to development and pre-production planning. We will discuss scheduling, budgeting, business plans and casting,  legal issues and much more.  The second part will focus on the transition between development and pre-production to production, post, and distribution.  We will discuss bonds, post production, clearances, product placement, music, festivals and distribution – currently a hot topic in the film industry.

Debbie Brubaker is a seasoned producer in the world of  “indie” feature films and ‘godmother’ of the San Francisco Bay Area independent movie arena. One of her recent successes was co-producing  Peter Bratt’s movie La Mission, a Sundance 2009 hit.

Wine Appreciation Wed Eve Sedona

Yavapai College Sedona Center offers Wine Appreciation!
Monday Evenings April 5 through May 3 from  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

Put your nose to the glass and taste something new! Learn to navigate the world of wine with the knowledge of wine producing regions and winemaking styles. Learn about food and wine pairings, explore wine lists, and learn to serve wine. Must be 21 years or older to enroll. $90. Register for Wine Appreciate (VCE 008) at, click on the link for Community Education classes.

Make a Plan for your Small Business @ Yavapai College

Developing Your Small Business Plan the Easy Way!

The Yavapai College Business Plan for Small Business (SBE 212) course can put it all together.  Using easy step-by-step small business plan software, you can learn how to write a professional, detailed, and complete narrative and financial plan ready for banks, investors, or your personal planning.  The evening course begins Wednesday April 7 followed by four consecutive Wednesdays: April 14, 21, 28, & May 5.  Each of the five course sessions are from 6 to 8:45 pm.  Course location:  Room 15, Sedona Center for Arts and Technology in Sedona (4215 Arts Village Drive).  To register, go online at  Tuition is $58 for the 15-hour course.  Required Business Plan Software is available at a special price ($60) from the Yavapai College bookstore.  The course is co-sponsored by Yavapai College and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  For additional information, contact A. Roy Horn at 649-4587.

Yavapai College ZGI Workshop – Interviewing


Documentary Interview Techniques

Yavapai College’s Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking (ZGI) is offering the workshop “Documentary Interview Techniques.”




This informative workshop will provide interviewers with strategies to elicit useful and dynamic responses from subjects. The workshop will also include guidance on professional lighting, information about sound and camera equipment used in documentary filmmaking and special guest speaker Ronald Tobias. The author of six books including “Insider’s Guide for Writing for Screen & Television,” Tobias is a producer, writer, and director of more than 30 films. His clients include PBS, National Geographic, Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, and international broadcasting systems in Tokyo, Sweden and Germany. Go to to register.



What: Documentary Interview Techniques (DFM111)

When: Saturday & Sunday, March 6-7 9 am – 4 pm

Where: ZGI at the YC Sedona Center for Arts & Technology

How Much: $118

 As part of the six week commemoration of Dr. King’s wisdom and philosophy, the Yavapai College Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (ACODI) wishes to remind students, faculty, and staff that Yavapai College is partnering with the following community service programs and projects in our areas.

Now through February 28 – Community Service Opportunities

 Clothing Drive

Drop off gently used clothing at specially marked bins on all YC campuses. Clothing will be donated to local charities in our areas.

 City of Prescott’s Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP)

Serve your community by assisting adults with special needs in fun activities. Call Cindy Rowan, SNAP Coordinator, 928.777.1554

February 4 – Craft Night for Valentine’s Day, Prescott Armory, 7:30 p.m.

February 13 – Sports Fun, Basketball, Prescott Armory, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

February 17 – Bingo, YC Library, Community Room, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

February 27 – Dance, Prescott Armory, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 Prescott Public Library

Help out at your local public library in the RFID Tagging Project. Call Susan Crutcher, Volunteer Coordinator, at 928.777.1521

 Hospice Volunteer Opportunities

Find out how to make a difference by caring and assisting others. Many volunteer options available. Training is provided. Contact Jeff Rhoads at 928.717.7679 for further details about hospice.

 For details on the entire list of MLK commemoration activities and events, please visit or contact Jane Hersh, ACODI Chairperson, at 776.2091, or Jeff Rhoads, Student Activities Coordinator, at 928.717.7679.

Yavapai College Art Gallery Exhibit

The Yavapai College Art Gallery at the Prescott Campus will host Expressions in Paper, a three-artist exhibition, featuring the prints of Julie Anand and Damon Sauer and the handmade calligraphic books of Carol Rawlings. Expressions in Paper runs Jan. 29 – Feb. 19, 2010. Entrance to the exhibit is free and open to the public.  
The Yavapai College Art Gallery at the Prescott Campus is located inside the Performance Hall.  
Yavapai College Gallery hours are:  
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  
Thursday, Fridays, & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
Closed for the Holidays: Dec. 24, 2009 – Jan. 3, 2010  
For more information about this exhibition and the gallery, please contact the Yavapai College Art Gallery at 928-776- 2031. Visit the Yavapai College Art Gallery on the web here.