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Caine College of the Arts

Each year over 800 arts majors in music, art + design, and theatre are committing countless hours to practicing, rehearsing, and creating. The growth of our students from the time they enter the Caine College of the Arts until they graduate is astounding and inspirational. They gain confidence as they develop their abilities and find their artistic voice. They are committed to using this voice to make a difference.

Our students work hard—to be competitive in the arts takes hard work—and they are succeeding! They successfully compete with students nationally for placement in graduate schools, in competitions, and in juried exhibitions. Because of scholarships, they are able to commit more time to their art and take full advantage of all the opportunities an education at USU offers them.

As Dean of the Caine College of the Arts, I am proud of these students, and I am also proud of our faculty, who tirelessly work to help them achieve their full potential as artists and citizens. These are just a few of many ways our students are making their mark:

  • Andrew Taylor and Benjamin Krutsch, both voice students of Dr. Cindy Dewey, were accepted by and received scholarship/graduate assistant offers from nearly all of the graduate schools they applied to.
  • Two of our interior design students won the Durkan Competition, an international interior design competition, for the third year running: Brianne Brooks took first place and Sasitorn Wangspa took third place.
  • All of the 2018 graduating acting students will be moving to New York or other large cities to begin their acting careers.

None of these successes would be possible without the help of friends like you who give so our students can achieve their goals. Please join us in supporting the future of our students and the arts.

Sincerely,

Craig Jessop, Dean

 

Impact

Gifts to Caine College of the Arts truly change lives for students like Katie Francis.

KATIE FRANCIS

Arts

Hometown

Logan, UT

Major

BFA Acting

Graduation year

2018

Accomplishments

USU 2018 Robins Award for Talent of the Year, performed a duet with Tony Award Winning Broadway Actress Kelli O’Hara at the grand opening of the USU Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall, seven seasons with the Lyric Repertory Company.

Favorite thing about USU

The close-knit community within the Caine College of the Arts. No one slips through the cracks! We all come together as students and faculty from three different disciplines to collaborate together. I have always felt a sense of respect, friendship, and equality from my peers and mentors.

What Scholarships have done for me

I have been the grateful and blessed recipient of scholarships that were crucial to the completion of my degree. Upon graduation, I will be launched into my acting career at a Tony Award Winning Shakespeare Festival after which I will be entering a major theatre market in New York City. I wouldn’t be achieving these dreams without the generous donations of special individuals. Thank you!


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Contacts

Development Officer - Adrienne Larson (435) 797-8924 || adrienne.larson@usu.edu

 

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