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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.

UCSC DANM MFA Exhibit

As in past years, UC Santa Cruz is featured on Princeton Review's 2018 lists for top undergraduate and graduate programs in game design.

Dean Susan Solt

The 2018 Arts Dean’s Lecture Series on Creative Entrepreneurship is part of the Arts Division’s new creative entrepreneurship initiative entitled Artist21. This year’s series features a distinguished roster of arts practitioners, creatives, educators, and... [more]

Adilah Barnes

Being very successful for over 50 years in the entertainment industry is no small feat. But actor Adilah Barnes takes it all in her stride.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones

Growing up in the rural town of Petaluma, UCSC Arts Division alumnus Brian Kavanaugh-Jones grew up appreciating the culture and beauty of California while also experiencing what the outside world had to offer.

Martin Berger

After a campuswide search, UC Santa Cruz has appointed Martin Berger to serve as associate vice provost for Academic Affairs.  A term appointment through June 2019, Berger will work on four specific high-profile and important projects.

Dean Susan Solt

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

Creative Traditional Orchestra of National Gugak Center, Korea

A dazzling array of traditional and contemporary Korean music will be performed at the 2017 Pacific Rim Music Festival, October 25-29, at the Music Center Recital Hall on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

Bob Dylan by Xavier Badosa

Five weeks ago, UC Santa Cruz alumnus Mark Davidson moved from Austin, Texas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to begin a new job at the Bob Dylan Archive.

Peter Bratt (photo by Tommy Lau)

Tapped by iconic guitarist Carlos Santana to make a film about the life of legendary farmworker activist Dolores Huerta, Peter Bratt panicked.

Andrew Doe

Andrew Doe, UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus of theater arts, died of lung cancer at his home in Vermont on July 12, 2017. His family shared the following thoughts from Theater Arts professor James Bierman about Andrew Doe’s time at UC Santa Cruz:

Bob Coomber and Tal Skloot

Tal Skloot followed Bob Coomber as he made his way up the steep trail from Onion Valley in the eastern Sierra toward the 11,700-foot Kearsarge Pass. 

Robin Hunicke

With popular games such as Doom and Call of Duty: Black Ops III grabbing headlines, it doesn’t seem as if video games could have a deeper purpose or be socially relevant.

B. Ruby Rich

The work of feminist writer, film critic, LGBT activist, and UC Santa Cruz professor of film and digital media B. Ruby Rich will be celebrated this week at the Barbican Centre in London.

NEA Grants, Art Works

Professors Recognized for Their Outstanding Documentary Film Work

Shelley Phillips
UC Santa Cruz alumna Shelley Phillips (Music,’85) has been named the 2017 Santa Cruz County Artist of the Year by... [more]
IRWIN 2017

Love, Sex, Tenderness, & Trauma: Irwin 2017

Cesar Chavez and Luis Valdez

When Zoot Suit premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1978, it was more than just an instant success.

Pablo Pueblo 2016
by Alex Perez

For Rubén Blades, Pablo Pueblo, and the songs to liberate two and a half continents.

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