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In junior high school while many other kids her age were watching Full House and fixating on NSYNC, UC Santa Cruz Arts Division IT Manager, Angie Steele, was crushing on computers. So by the time she was in high school, she’d already been offered her first computing job. “My junior high... [more]

The Arts Division was well represented at the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium with entries from four Social Documentation students, three Digital Arts and New Media students, two students in Theater Arts and two students from the Visual Studies program.  

Award winners included... [more]

The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division is proud to announce the David Yager Fund, created by friends and supporters of the Arts to honor the legacy of former Dean, David Yager.  The fund was launched at a recent celebration at Dominic’s restaurant in West Hollywood to toast Yager as he transitioned... [more]

Dividing his time between such divergent places as Barcelona, Cairo and Oakland, transdisciplinary artist-theorist Ian Alan Paul is currently a PhD candidate in UC Santa Cruz’s Film and Digital Media program, and has recently received acclaim for his virtual exhibit, The Guantanamo Bay Museum of... [more]

Founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard, Randall Grahm, began the Banana Slug Red wine label design project as a way to give back to the university and was intrigued by Dean David Yager’s idea about having art students get involved with the process. 

This year’s Banana Slug Red... [more]

Never in a million years did Dee Hibbert-Jones imagine that she would be getting ready to walk down the iconic red carpet at the Academy Awards. But that’s exactly what she, along with her partner Nomi Talisman, are preparing to do as they try to comprehend the... [more]

UC Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media alum Erik Pearson will be directing the upcoming play Marqués, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which was written by UC Santa Cruz graduate students,Stephen Richter and Mónica Andrade, and is set in the shady world of drug... [more]

Visual artist and UC Santa Cruz alum (Porter 1995) Fritz Chesnut was exposed at an early age to art, especially since his mother earned her PhD in art education and his father, who has a Master’s in German, also studied music. They both attended UC Santa Barbara, where Fritz... [more]

On Monday, January 11, 2016, the inaugural Blum Scholar Award presentations took place and honored six outstanding UC Santa Cruz graduate students. Three of the students were from the Arts Division’s Film and Media Department and received awards for their social documentary film projects: ... [more]

As a Porter College student at UC Santa Cruz, Jennie Morris knew that she would have an interesting career someday. Now, as the executive vice president of acquisitions, research and network operations at Pivot, the television network launched in 2013 by Participant Media, she’s... [more]

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