With an amazing career in Hollywood spanning nearly 40 years, Dency Nelson has been the stage manager for almost every major award and event show for the past 25 years, including the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, and Kennedy Center Honors. On top of that, he also worked on the Opening... [more]
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Over ten years ago, Koret Scholar and UC Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media major Sarah Flores made her way from her hometown in Sacramento, California to San Francisco and at the young age of 20, found herself working in film.
“I fell into a really nice group of... [more]
The 31st annual Irwin Scholarship Award exhibition showcases the outstanding work of 12 of UC Santa Cruz’s most promising young artists.
This year’s theme, Love, Sex, Tenderness, & Trauma features graphic scenes of sexual abandon and murderous violence –... [more]
Growing up, UC Santa Cruz alum Nick Yarborough knew early on that he wanted to dedicate his career to filmmaking. His love for films started as a child and developed into a passion when he started writing as a teenager. Now, having written screenplays for over ten years, his... [more]
Twin sisters, Julie and Kristen Gautier-Downes both decided to pursue the arts at UC Santa Cruz, graduating in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Julie earned her BA in Studio Art, with... [more]
On February 27, 2017, the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz presented its next generation of thinkers, makers, and creators in a dynamic Salon with UCSC alumni, trustees, and special friends. Hosted by Arts Dean Susan Solt and chairman of Lionsgate Television, Kevin Beggs... [more]
Associate Professor Edward Shanken’s distinguished career in both arts and academia has led him to take on the exciting role of Director of the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA program. He comes to UC Santa Cruz directly from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he... [more]
Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC), Kyle Parry works at the intersections of digital media, art and visual culture, and the environmental humanities. As a scholar, teacher and researcher, his practice has taken him in many thought-provoking directions, but one of his... [more]
Santa Cruz Arts Division’s Professor Elizabeth Stephens and her partner Annie Sprinkle were recently awarded the prestigious Eureka Fellowship, the largest cash prize for individual artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sponsored by the Fleishhacker Foundation... [more]
Elizabeth Swensen’s expertise at producing innovative digital games propelled her career from studying the past to creating the future. With her love of Latin and the classics in high school, she seemed destined to focus on the ancient classics, but a few surprise turn of events in her life... [more]