- January 07, 2013
UCSC's Cowell Press, a decades-old program, uses hands-on creativity to teach students the traditional arts of typography and printing.
- December 10, 2012
In the early '80s, jazz great Dave Brubeck slipped onto the UC Santa Cruz campus for a visit that would remain a nearly invisible slice of university history—until the pianist and composer's recent death.
- December 06, 2012
Kimberly Bautista--a 2009 graduate of the Social Documentation Program at UC Santa Cruz--has been named the winner of the 2012 HBO and National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Documentary Film Award.
- December 04, 2012
Beautifully and elegantly designed with an impressive array of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and art, Catamaran is a new literary magazine headquartered in downtown Santa Cruz.
- November 20, 2012
The UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies presents an evening with acclaimed poet, writer, and lawyer M. NourbeSe Philip, accompanied by a jazz duo led by UCSC music professor Karlton Hester.
- November 08, 2012
Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the UCSC Theater Arts Department kick off their 14th annual holiday co-production on November 16 with Honk!--a musical re-telling of “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen.
- October 16, 2012
“The very first day of shooting the film there was a huge explosion,” said Gustavo Vazquez, UCSC professor of Film and Digital Media. Vazquez was high up in the Peruvian Andes filming "Playing with Fire," a kaleidoscopic portrait of the small town of Celendín...
- October 16, 2012
Honorees of 6th annual Founders Celebration Dinner share one of UCSC's core goals: 'Leaving the world a better place'
- October 03, 2012
“I often say, only partly facetiously, that I have the best job in Washington D.C.,” notes UC Santa Cruz alumna Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, an advisory committee to the White House on cultural issues.
- October 01, 2012
The UCSC Arts Division’s first concert of the academic year kicks off on October 19 with "Women Over the Edge," an evening of song that deliberately blurs the boundaries between classical and popular music.
- September 28, 2012
How does a 24 year-old fisherman with a thick New York accent become a Shakespearean actor? You can find out at Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s third annual fall benefit show--supporting the company’s education and internship programs—on Sunday, October 14.
- September 21, 2012
UC Santa Cruz arts alumnus Jacob Estes ('94 Media Studies) will present a special advance screening of his latest film "The Details" on Thursday, October 4, at UCSC's Media Theater.
- September 19, 2012
UC Santa Cruz art professor and photographer Lewis Watts will share photos from both New Orleans and Cuba in New Orleans Suite, an exhibition opening October 3 at the Porter College Sesnon Gallery.
- September 13, 2012
"Imperial Silence: Una Ópera Muerta"--a bilingual multi-media opera by UCSC assistant professor of film and digital media John Jota Leaños--will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, September 14-16.
- September 07, 2012
UCSC”s Digital Arts and New Media program (DANM) will showcase campus projects at the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial—an international festival featuring work at the intersection of art and technology—that takes place in Silicon Valley and around the Bay Area, September 12 to December 8.
- September 04, 2012
The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division announced today that John Weber—currently Dayton Director of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York—has been hired to guide the development of a new institute of the arts and sciences.
- August 22, 2012
Interaction between media-focused computer science, the digital humanities and digital arts have the potential to drive major progress in interactive media creation and understanding.
- August 14, 2012
Rolling Stone magazine has described Emily Jane White’s songs as “melancholy as a rainbow glimpsed through the bars of a prison window.”
- July 19, 2012
Erik Pearson, a 2001 graduate of UC Santa Cruz in Film and Digital Media, has been chosen by director Spike Lee to design the media for "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," opening July 31 on Broadway
- July 17, 2012
Shakespeare Santa Cruz (SSC) will kick off its 31st season on Tuesday, July 24. Nearly 60 UCSC students and alumni help make it happen.
- July 02, 2012
The June 29 public opening of UCSC’s Grateful Dead Archive has generated widespread and extensive media coverage. As reporter Matt Stevens noted in a story published in the July 1 edition of the Sunday Los Angeles Times...
- June 29, 2012
The UCSC Library announced today that the public can now access the Grateful Dead Archive Online through the GDAO website at www.gdao.org.
- June 26, 2012
UC Santa Cruz professor of Film and Digital Media B. Ruby Rich was featured in June on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday Datebook pullout arts section.
- June 13, 2012
UC Santa Cruz professor of Film and Digital Media B. Ruby Rich, will be awarded the 2012 Frameline Award at the 36th annual San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, running June 14 to 24.
- June 12, 2012
UC Santa Cruz will celebrate the public opening of the Grateful Dead Archive at the University Library on Friday, June 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- June 08, 2012
Computer programmers, actors, robotics students, apprentice astronomers and fine artists showed off their skills during this year’s Student Achievement Week celebration.
- June 08, 2012
UCSC alumna Fernanda Coppel has been garnering rave reviews for her latest play Chimichangas and Zoloft, now at the Tony Award-winning Atlantic Theater in New York City.
- May 29, 2012
In an effort to expand its programming and partnerships in the community, Shakespeare Santa Cruz will collaborate with Jewel Theater Company in spring 2013 to co-produce two one-act plays by Harold Pinter.
- May 24, 2012
Each spring, the UCSC Music Department offers up a major opera production--the only fully staged, live opera presentation in Santa Cruz County. This year it presents composer Mark Adamo's Little Women, based on the popular novel by Louisa May Alcott.
- May 18, 2012
Twelve of UCSC's most promising artists will have their work on display at the 2012 Irwin Scholarship Exhibition, running May 23 to June 17 at the Sesnon Gallery.
- May 14, 2012
Dead Central, the long-awaited 1,400-square-foot exhibit space for the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz, is now complete—thanks to Santa Barbara investor and philanthropist Scott Brittingham.
- May 14, 2012
Graduate students from across the divisions presented their work at the 8th Annual Graduate Research Symposium.
- May 08, 2012
Exit 426: Watsonville—a completely collaborative film made by 20 students in a UC Santa Cruz film class--will have its premiere on Sunday, May 13, at the Nickelodeon Theater in Santa Cruz.
- May 07, 2012
Graduate student research will be on display at the University Center on Friday, May 11, during the annual Graduate Research Symposium.
- April 24, 2012
Eleven graduate students from UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A. Program (DANM) will conclude two years of artistic study with "I've got something on your mind"--an exhibition of their work running April 28 through May 6 at the UCSC Digital Arts and Research Center.
- April 16, 2012
UC Santa Cruz assistant professor of film and digital media John Jota Leaños has been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for the creative arts.
- April 09, 2012
Renewed outreach efforts include partnership with alumnus Randall Grahm to create wines with student-designed labels that support UCSC arts scholarships
- April 04, 2012
More than 2,500 people showed up for the Museum of Art & History’s “GLOW” festival held in downtown Santa Cruz. Drew Detweiler, a 2010 graduate of UCSC’s DANM program, organized the digital arts portion of the program.
- April 03, 2012
Kepler Explorer, an innovative app for iPads and iPhones, provides interactive displays of planetary systems discovered by the Kepler Mission.
- April 02, 2012
On April 12, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will launch a major exhibition on the Grateful Dead, featuring a significant number of items on loan from The Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz.
- March 29, 2012
Seven assistant professors at UC Santa Cruz have been named winners of the Hellman Fellows Program that supports research projects by promising junior professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.
- March 12, 2012
A 1995 graduate of UCSC’s Porter College with a B.A. in Art, Maya Rudolph spent seven seasons on Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to star in the hit comedy film, Bridesmaids, her new movie, Friends with Kids, and the TV series Up All Night.
- March 08, 2012
"Origami: Art + Mathematics" features internationally known origami artists and honors the late David Huffman, UCSC computer scientist and a pioneer of mathematical origami.
- March 06, 2012
History of Art and Visual Culture professor Carolyn Dean has been awarded the 2011 Arvey Prize from the Association for Latin American Art for the best book on Latin American Art, from Pre-Hispanic to Modern Periods,
- March 05, 2012
If you were around in the 1960’s, you’re probably familiar with the iconic photos of the Civil Rights movement that made the daily news—images of African Americans being sprayed by firehoses, attacked by dogs, and beaten by police with batons...
- March 05, 2012
Princeton Review's list of the top game design programs in the country recommends UCSC's graduate and undergraduate programs.
- February 28, 2012
Katerina Lanfranco has come a long way since she graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2001 with a BA degree in art.
- February 21, 2012
The Thinning Veil—an unusual new play at UCSC featuring some of Greek tragedy’s most prominent characters—literally takes place in two different worlds.
- February 07, 2012
Colleagues in UC Santa Cruz's Division of Arts have prepared the following remembrance of Harold Hardeman (Hardy) Hanson, a beloved member of UCSC's arts community since 1969. Hanson passed away on January 25.
- February 01, 2012
Shakespeare Santa Cruz (SSC) artistic director Marco Barricelli today announced the line-up for the acclaimed UCSC theater company’s 31st season--including the premiere of a new play commissioned by SSC.
- January 25, 2012
UC Santa Cruz graduate Rupa Dhillon hopes to change the face of gaming with Rock Vibe—a Rock Band-style electronic musical video game for people who are both blind and sighted.
- January 19, 2012
UC Santa Cruz will host its ninth annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner--one of UCSC's premier fundraising events--on Feb. 25 in San Jose. The proceeds provide significant undergraduate scholarships and fellowships for students.
- January 13, 2012
Yair Dalal--who creates music that bridges both Arab and Israeli cultures--is coming to campus for both an academic lecture and a public concert, presented by Jewish Studies in collaboration with the Music Department.