University of the Arts believes that creativity is the true catalyst for social and economic change and the most essential skill for success. After honing their works and their visions in UArts’ studios, classrooms, galleries and performance spaces, the Class of 2020 is poised to enter the wider world with agility and tenacity.

Here is a selection of works that exemplify the boundless creativity of this year’s graduating UArtists.

School of Art
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    red photo

    "Upward Erratic" by Kristopher Arnold BFA '20 (Photography)

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    2 breast shaped wooden boxes

    "Breast Box" by Gabriela Barbieri BFA '20 (Craft + Material Studies)

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    pink and green print with hand lettering

    "She's Made Herself Small" (detail) by Tori Canning BFA '20 (Fine Arts)

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    hand made book

    "Strange Constellations" by Matao Dreskin MFA '20 (Book Arts + Printmaking)

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    sculpture on a table

    "Stuck on Latex" by Isabelle Frascella BFA '20 (Craft + Material Studies)

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    handmade book with red ink

    "Meditations" by Timothy Furey MFA '20 (Book Arts + Printmaking)

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    circle of natural objects

    "Circle" (detail) by Lia Gangemi BFA '20 (Fine Arts)

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    printed book

    "Interference I and II" by Angelique Kopacz MFA '20 (Book Arts + Printmaking)

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    grey light

    "Untitled" (detail) by Olivia Lane BFA '20 (Fine Arts)

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    sculptures in a gallery

    “The materiality of mourning” by Kachina Martin MFA '20 (Studio Art)

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    handmade book

    “Dayblink Dead Wake" by Sara Moose-Torres MFA '20 (Book Arts + Printmaking)

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    photo of a modern building

    “Sleepwalking in Oak Valley” by Mario Napoli BFA '20 (Photography)

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    psychedelic figure with multicolored light and materials

    "Morgan" (detail) by Nox Shou BFA '20 (Fine Arts)

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    hanging sculpture of woven material

    "Tubes.2" by Elizabeth Reed BFA '20 (Craft + Material Studies)

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    Photo girl outdoors

    “Fair Ruler of the Little People” by Aubrey Richey BFA '20 (Photography)

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    draped sheets between two trees and a creekbed

    "Castle" (detail) by Megan Smock BFA '20 (Fine Arts)

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    Photo

    “REM” by Rebecca Torres BFA '20 (Photography)

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    impressionist painting of stoplights and blue sky

    "Stoplight" (detail) by Hannah Voley BFA '20 (Fine Arts)

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    human figure through camera lens

    "Pose" (detail) by Simone Williams BFA '20 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts)

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    painting of a face looking upward

    "Gazer" (detail) by Matt Wittig BFA '20 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts)

School of Critical & Professional Studies
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    illustration of green an pink people

    "Man Down" by Jaymie Hommel BFA '20 (Creative Writing). Read excerpt.

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    black and white sketch of faces

    Creative Writing graduate Naz Bowman BFA '20 reads an excerpt from their poetry thesis, "The Future is Throwing Up." Watch now.

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    Northern Lights and mountains

    "Northern Lights" by Liz Carlson BFA '20 (Creative Writing). Read excerpt.

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    sketch of a family dinner

    Creative Writing graduate Erin Leso BFA '20 reads an excerpt from her fiction thesis, "Family Dinner." Watch now.

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    black and white photo of a building and seashore

    Creative Writing graduate Mikayla Morell BFA '20 reads from her senior thesis, "Poems from the Non-Place." Watch now.

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    Monarch butterflies illustrated

    "Monarchs" by Vikki Plitt BFA '20 (Creative Writing). Read excerpt.

School of Dance
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    Dancer on stage

    Caroline Bradbury BFA '20 (Dance) performing solo material developed for Bobbi Jene Smith's 2019 work, Endless Mountain. Watch now. 

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    Dancer on stage in blue light

    Nicole Bradbury BFA '20 (Dance) performing solo material developed for Jesse Zaritt's Make Believe Studies from 2019. Watch now.

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    Dancer in football helmet

    Emani Drake BFA '20 (Dance) reimagines and performs "Variation 10" of Mark Haim's The Goldberg Variations (1997). Watch now.

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    Dancer in city alley

    Lily Mello BFA '20 (Dance) reimagines and performs "Variation 6" of Mark Haim's The Goldberg Variations (1997). Watch now.

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    Dancers on stage in red light

    An excerpt from Nyla Murray's BFA '20 (Dance) 2019 thesis project titled 9Watch now.

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    Dancer in a parking lot

    Video research component of Jinsei Sato's BFA '20 (Dance) 2020 thesis project titled cosmology of benevolent _star07. Watch now.

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    Dancer on stage with extended leg

    Jiamond Watson BFA '20 (Dance) performing in Katie Swords-Thurman's 2019 work, This That Will Not Be Filled. Watch now.

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    Dancer from below a sheet of ice

    AJ Wilmore BFA '20 (Dance) creates and performs in this video composition as part of Trying on the Space, a project directed by Juel Lane. Watch now.

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    Two dancers on stage, one with extended leg

    Patrick Wright BFA '20 (Dance) performing in Ronald K. Brown's 2001 work, Walking Out the Dark. Watch now.

School of Design
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    Esteam Girls Website designed by Angela Hanson.

    "Esteam Girls Website" by Angela Robinson BFA '20 (Graphic Design)

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    Graphic poster of Florence, Italy

    "Florence" by Julia Bianchi BFA '20 (Illustration)

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    An air circulation system for firefighters designed by Ian Botes.

    "Hera" by Ian Botes BS '20 (Industrial Design)

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    Stool and woven recycled felt

    ELEMENT - Configurable Furniture Design (left) and Resurfacing Project - Modular Textile Design (right) by Kevin Chen MDes '20 (Product Design)

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    Kuromiya Care Center signage designed by Angel Jefferson.

    "Kuromiya Care Center" by Angel Jefferson BFA '20 (Graphic Design)

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    Patterned apron designs

    Apron patterns by Sophia Lane BFA '20 (Illustration)

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    Girl with teal hair and flowers illustration

    "Chameleon" by Abigail McManus BFA '20 (Illustration)

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    Founding Fossils museum design

    "Founding Fossils" by Abigail Sarver-Verhey MFA '20 (Museum Exhibition Planning + Design)

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    Narrative text floating above a bar.

    "Narrative" by John Teesdale BFA '20 (Graphic Design)

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    Aquarium filtration system design

    "Aquarium filtration system" by Zhi Zhang BS '20 (Industrial Design)

School of Film
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    man fixing a microphone

    "Man Behind the Mic" by Luke Carpenter. Watch now.

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    three dragons holding orbs

    "Strings of the Stranger" by Chloe Carr BFA ’20 (Animation) and Jake Silverstein BFA ’20 (Animation). Watch now.

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    weapons screen from a fantasy video game

    "Dragon Forest" by Rylee Cassel BFA ’20 (Game Art). Watch now.

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    girl on a bed holding a picture frame

    "At the Root" by Kyrie Clemmer BFA ’20 (Film + Video). Watch now.

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    animated dog looking scared

    "Loop" by Alicia Glenn BFA ’20 (Animation). Watch now.

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    animated landscape of trees and mountains

    "Wind Valley" by Luke Helgesen BFA ’20 (Game Art). Watch now.

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    screenplay

    "According to Us" by Seph McAndrew BFA ’20 (Writing for Film + Television)

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    animated cowboy on a horse opening title

    “The Ballad of Beau Blanc” by Emma Oehlers BFA ’20 (Animation). Watch now.

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    girl sitting on a bench

    "Still Dreaming" by Seo Yeon Park BFA ’20 (Film Design + Production). Watch now.

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    animated guy wearing sunglasses walking a fish on a leash

    "Animation Reel" by Nia Veal BFA ’20 (Animation). Watch now.

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    mime looking sad

    "Selfless Mime" by Joshua Wilkinson BFA ’20 (Film + Video). Watch now.

School of Music
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    David Byrd playing the bass guitar.

    "Me Myself And I" - Beyoncé (Live Arrangement) by David Byrd '20 (Music Performance). Watch Now.

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    Morgan Walbridge plays the vibraphone.

    "A Time For Love" by Morgan Walbridge '20 (Music Performance). Watch Now.

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    A MIDI controller built by Jonah Pfluger.

    An excerpt of an improvisation demonstrating an Arduino based MIDI controller built by Jonah Pfluger '20 (MBET). Watch Now.

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    Tonya Mayo singing during her senior recital.

    A Capstone Project by Tonya Mayo '20 (MAT). Watch Now.

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    A Star Wars Toy manipulated to export data to produce a sound signal.

    A sonification experiment by Mandii York '20 (MBET) using a modified Star Wars Toy with Arduino code and a Max 8 application to produce a sound signal. Watch Now.

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    Mark Samani during a soundtrack scoring session.

    "Down" original soundtrack scoring session by Mark Samani '20 (Music Composition). Watch Now.

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    A lyric video to

    L O V E & F A I T H's "Winter Trip" Lyric Video by Amber Park '20 (MBET). Watch Now.

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    A still from an experimental silent film.

    Jacob Shoener '20 (Jazz MM) improvises sound track to "Filmstudie" by Hans Richter. Watch Now.

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    Robert Alston's album cover.

    Tre4rmdc's "Up 2 U" by Robert Alson '20 (Vocal Performance). Watch Now.

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    Melanie Ashe's album cover.

    "Catfish" by Melanie Ashe '20 (Vocal Performance). Listen Now.

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
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    A picture of a performance from a directors workshop of King Lear featuring Christina Carellie

    Directors Workshop of a selection from "King Lear" by William Shakespeare

    Directed by Anastassia Vertjanova DPP ‘20

    Photo credit: Anastassia Vertjanova DPP ‘20
    Pictured: Christina Carelli ‘21 (Acting) 

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    A student performance at the Fringe Festival featuring Angelina Capone ACT ‘20

    2019 Fringe Festival Senior Productions of "The Illustrated Woman" 

    Pictured: Angelina Capone ACT ‘20

    Photo credit - Paola Nogueras

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    2019 Fringe Festival Production featuring Wes Hopkins MT ‘21 and Samantha Garcia MT ‘22  as actors

    2019 Fringe Festival Production of "Mother Courage and Her Children." 

    Pictured: Wes Hopkins ‘21 (Musical Theater) and Samantha Garcia '22 (Musical Theater) 

    Photo credit: Paola Nogueras

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    Madison Pratt in a production of Machinal at the 2019 Fringe Festival

    2019 Fringe Festival production of "Machinal."  

    Pictured: Madison Pratt '20 (Acting) 

    Photo credit: Paola Nogueras 

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    Pictured: Eleanor Borzilleri ‘20 (Musical Theater) and Stephen Perkins ‘21 (Musical Theater) and Cameron Farrell '20 (Acting) in a production of Mother Courage and Her Children

    2019 Fringe Festival production of "Mother Courage and Her Children" 

    Pictured: Eleanor Borzilleri ‘20 (Musical Theater) and Stephen Perkins ‘21 (Musical Theater) and Cameron Farrell '20 (Acting 

    Photo credit: Paola Nogueras 

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    A production of Hamlet featuring Jaz Blain '20 (Acting) and Mary Callahan '21 (Acting)

    "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
    Directed by David Howey

    Pictured: Jaz Blain '20 (Acting) and Mary Callahan '21 (Acting)
    Photo credit - Paola Nogueras  
     

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    Mary Callahan '21 (Acting) and Jessie Hoffman '20 (Acting) in a production of Hamlet

    "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
    Directed by David Howey

    Pictured: Mary Callahan  '21 (Acting) and Jessie Hoffman '20 (Acting ) 

    Photo credit: Paola Nogueras  
     

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    "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare Directed by David Howey  Pictured: Mary Callahan  '21 (Acting) and Jessie Hoffman '20 (Acting )   Photo credit: Paola Nogueras  

    "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
    Directed by David Howey

    Pictured: Mae River Waldron '20 (Musical Theater) and Jaz Blain '20 (Acting) 

    Photo credit: Paola Nogueras  

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    A photo of the cast of "Nobody"

    "Nobody"

    Book and Lyrics by Jonnel Outen DPP ‘20
    Music and Lyrics by Patrick Campbell MT ‘20
    Directed by Amy Dugas Brown

    Photo credit: Amy Dugas Brown

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    A picture from "Revolt"

    "Revolt" by Alice Birch 

    Directed by Allison Heishman 

    Pictured: Kaytie Scott '20 (Musical Theater) 

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    A picture of Georgiana Summers '20 (Musical Theater) in "The Wild Party"

    "The Wild Party" 

    Music and Lyrics by Micahel John LaChiusa
    Book by George C. Wolfe and  Micahel John LaChiusa
    Directed by Nell Bang Jenson

    Pictured: Georgiana Summers '20 (Musical Theater) 

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    Jocelyn Kilpatrick '20 (Musical Theater) in "The Wild Party"

    "The Wild Party" 

    Pictured: Jocelyn Kilpatrick ‘20 (Musical Theater) 

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    Patrick Campbell ‘20 (Musical Theater) and Georgiana Summers ‘20 (Musical Theater)  in "The Wild Party"

    "The Wild Party" 

    Pictured: Patrick Campbell ‘20 (Musical Theater) and Georgiana Summers ‘20 (Musical Theater) 

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    A group of students performing in The Wild Party

    Jeremy Cousar '20, Anna Lieberman '20, Jocelyn Kilpatrick '20, Kaspian Henderson'22, McKenna Mitchner-Kelley'20, Dezi Tibbs '20, Georgiana Summers '20, Jaedto Israel '21, Nicolette Paulombo '20, Daniel Jones '20, Patrick Campbell '20, Sydney Banks '19.  

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    Students

    "The Wild Party" 

    Pictured: Matt Donzella 20 (Musical Theater), Patrick Campbell '20 (Musical Theater) and Georgiana Summers '20 (Musical Theater) 

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    Musical theater majors in a production of Working

    "Working"

    Musical Theater Majors Pictured: Greg Power '20, Kaity McSalis '20, Allison Paleno '20, Stephen Perkins '21, Dionysia Placide '22, Malynne Smith '20, Tess Sinatra '20, and Lexi Thammavong '21. 

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    Students in a production of "Working"

    "Working"

    Musical Theater Majors Pictured: Kaity McSalis'20, Allison Paleno '20, Stephen Perkins '21, Dionysia Placide  '22, Greg Power '20, Malynne Smith '20, Tess Sinatra '20, and Lexi Thammavong '21