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Arts Division

Harrison Newton

Helen and Newton Harrison, Distinguished Research Professors in the Arts Division, and pioneers of the eco-art movement have been creating art inspired by the earth and the environmental impacts of human development since reading Rachel Carson’s seminal environme

Creative Entrepreneurship

According to a National Endowment for the Arts report, students who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

Dean Susan Solt

By Wallace Baine

For a certain set of artists, money has long been the enemy of creativity.

Members of the Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe

The Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe, which promotes Pilipino cultural history and performs traditional folk dances from the Philippines, builds both camaraderie and stronger ties to heritage

Dean Susan Solt

The first thing you need to know about Susan Solt is that she’s a former movie producer. 

Michael Shipley

Santa Cruz native and UC Santa Cruz alumnus, Michael Shipley, found Santa Cruz to be an idyllic place to grow up during the 1970s and ‘80s.

dinosaurily

The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division was very proud to present the following, very talented students with this year’s awards. Congratulations to all of our awardees!

Arts Dean’s Award Winners:

Dency Nelson

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.

Group of UCSC dance students

This summer, a very talented group of 13 UC Santa Cruz dance students will go to camp. But not in the typical way. This camping trip, based at the Centre National de la Danse, will bring together students and choreographers from all over the world. 

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