You are here

Feature Stories

Ren Klyce

With five Oscar nominations for film sound editing and mixing, UC Santa Cruz alumnus Ren Klyce’s career has taken a sky-rocket climb since he decided to major in music back in 1983.

Michelle Aguilar

Having just graduated in 2015 from UC Santa Cruz’s SocDoc program in the Film and Digital Media department with an MA in Social Documentation, Michelle Aguilar has already led a life dedicated to working for social justice.

Arts Dean's Award Winners

The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division was very proud to present the following, very talented students with this year’s awards on June 1, 2016. Congratulations to all of our awardees!

Over 100 UC Santa Cruz Alums in Hollywood

If we inadvertently left your name off the list, please forgive us and contact 
Erica Gerard Di Bona, Kresge '73-'75
    edibona@ucsc.edu 

STEPHANIE ALLAIN Producer Beyond the Lights, Dear White People

John Jota Leaños

As a social activist, filmmaker, artist, photographer, composer, and performer, Associate Professor John Jota Leaños, who teaches Social Documentation at the UC Santa Cruz Film and Digital Media department, is not afraid to take on hot-button topics via his art – topics that... [more]

Listening Water
The White Stripes have appeared in a Saskatoon bowling alley, the Grateful Dead rocked out at the Giza pyramids, and Rage Against the Machine caused a bit of a stir when they played in front of the New York Stock Exchange, but what about a concert that’s performed underwater to an underwater... [more]
Scott Lord

Thanks to his voracious love of reading combined with some stellar Trivial Pursuit game skills, UC Santa Cruz alumnus and generous supporter of the university’s opera program, Scott Lord was destined to put his knack for knowing a bit of something about almost... [more]

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.

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.

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]

In April 2013, an international group of documentary scholars and scholar-practitioners assembled at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland to participate in the first Poetics and Politics of Documentary Research Symposium.

As UC Santa Cruz continues to lead the way in the evolution of the theory and practice of games development, the Art Department has developed a new B.A. in Games and Playable Media that is launching this coming fall.

Having recently arrived all the way from Madrid, Enrique Leal, Assistant Professor, Print Media, is getting to know his new home of Santa Cruz and is enjoying the bucolic, natural surroundings here.

From the beginning of her distinguished career, B. Ruby Rich’s path to success has consisted of a series of incredibly fortunate and interesting connections and circumstances. But as Ernest Hemingway so famously said, “You make your own luck, Gig.” And Rich is no exception.

It’s been quite a journey for Terre Lee, now in her final quarter at UC Santa Cruz, as she contemplates graduating in June and thinking about what lies ahead in her future.

UC Santa Cruz Professor Emeritus, Chip Lord (Film and Digital Media) and Visiting Conductor and Professor Emeritus Nicole Paiement (Music) were recently given Edward A.

On April 25, 2015, as part of UC Santa Cruz’s Alumni Weekend, renowned arts’ professionals, Jock Reynolds (Stevenson ’69), Jeremy Strick (Cowell ’77), Philip Brookman (Porter ’75), Karen Moss (Porter ’77) and Erin O’... [more]

Ken Corday (Porter 1977) and the Corday Foundation have made a substantial financial contribution to the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division to establish the Kenneth R. Corday Family Presidential Chair Endowment in Writing for Television & Film.

From designing elaborate Shakespearean costumes for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to the iconic, sexy leather catsuit worn by Diana Rigg in The Avengers, Jan Rowell’s extraordinary talent could be found in classical productions as well as the hippest television... [more]

As the only active foundry left in the entire University of California system, the foundry at UC Santa Cruz is especially significant, offering students a rare sculptural experience not usually found in university art programs.

In his current course History of Design: The Objects of Technology, 1850-Present, Albert Narath, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC), has a distinctive way of looking at common items that gives a refreshing and insightful view of how we view such ubiquitous... [more]

Growing up in Danville, California, Emmy Award-winning comedy screenplay writer and UC Santa Cruz, Porter College alum Anne Flett-Giordano got an early start on how to tell enthralling stories.

Working on various IT projects, Kristin Erickson, Technical Coordinator for the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) program, manages a myriad of technical equipment for the department and facilitates intricate exhibition projects for the DANM students.

Since he was a young boy, Billy Woo has had a fascination with museums, and that interest is what eventually lead him to a journey of a lifetime as he now gets ready to do research at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi, and the Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) during the... [more]

As Ted Warburton, Professor of Dance, anticipates his new role as Associate Dean of the Arts Division at UC Santa Cruz, he is looking forward to working on a wide variety of issues including academic personnel, budget and research.

Pages