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Arts Division

On Friday, April 15, 2022 the Arts Division held its annual Arts Professional Pathways: Find YOUR Path! event for UCSC arts students.

Junebug Sonnenberg

Like many students at University of California, Santa Cruz, Junebug Sonnenberg chose to come because of location. When looking at colleges they decided to pursue film, but weren’t interested in living in Los Angeles.

Matthew Kim

Originally, Matthew Kim intended on attending UC Santa Cruz to continue his volleyball career while also enjoying the sunny surf that Santa Cruz has to offer.  But injuries changed his best laid plans and his priorities took a steep turn along the way.

Joseph Erb and John Brown Childs at the Fireside Chat (l-r)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Brown Childs enjoyed the fireside chat he and

Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu

Together, let us continue building our beloved community. Coming together as students, faculty and staff keeps our connections strong as we create new knowledge.

Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo

Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo is very happy to be a new assistant professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at UC Santa Cruz. She’s pleased to be back in California near her family.

Dean Celine and Rick Carter

UC Santa Cruz alumnus Rick Carter, a two-time Academy Award winning film production designer and art director, returned to his alma mater on September 28th to receive the Distinguished Banana Slug Award at the second annual Arts Convocation, a ceremony established by Arts Dean Celine Parreñas Shi

Soraya Murray (Photo by Derek Conrad Murray)

In her new book, On Video Games: The Visual Politics of Race, Gender and Space, UC Santa Cruz professor Soraya Murray goes beyond the technical discussions of games and instead offers a deep dive into their cultural dimensions.

Joseph Erb

The son of a Cherokee mother and a white father, Joseph Erb gained an appreciation for his rich indigenous heritage from family, friends and community people.