VPA Senior Project Short Video "SomaSleep"
VPA majors Lance McCormick and Lauren Radel created this video composite animation mixing
video, still images, and hand drawn elements. The concept of this project is to raise
awareness about the viewer's role in a technologically advanced world. Inspired by
the books 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451. SomaSleep won awards for Best
Animation and Juror's Choice in the 2011 Student Media Film Festival at CSUSM.
VPA Senior Project Short Film "Eros"
VPA majors Michael Colasardo, Jermaine Jackson, and Kai Norwood collaborated to make
a short film about love, "Eros". This film won the awards for Best Cinematography
and Audience Choice in the 2011 Student Media Film Festival at CSUSM.
Doris Bittar in Art of the Middle East
Doris Bittar, adjunct in visual arts is featured on the blog and website: Art of the
Middle East. Check out her interview and images of her artwork at:
New Public Service Videos
Arts and Technology students Lauren Radel, Jermaine Jackson, Jeff Warlick create public
service videos for CSUSM parking services!
Check them out:
Earth Day Celebration
VPA students rock earth day celebration with recycled art fashion show, dance, music,
sculptures, and interactive art projects!!!
VPA Dance Studies professor Karen Schaffman teams with High Tech High North County
for a semester long collaborative learning class with college and high school students
as they focus on the theme of Earth Day!
Check out the pictures, blogging and videos here!
Theater students in Misanthrope "Make the most of Moliere's words and wit".
Students Present Original Puppet Plays!
As a part of their learning, VPA 321 "Learning Through the Arts" students present
original puppet plays to 3d graders from San Marcos! And, the reviews are in: the
kids LOVED the performances as they learned about nature, literature, and science.
Mural Class Update!
Check out this video of students in VPA 181 painting the mural, and stop by to stop by and see them in
action. They will be painting every Friday from 9am-12pm through the end of the semester
at University Village.
Check out the video!
VPA Chair Publishes New Book
Merryl Goldberg, Chair of the Department, has published new book: Arts Integration:
Teaching Through the Arts in Multicultural Settings published by Allyn and Bacon (available
through any bookseller).
6th Annual CSUSM Student Media Festival
Friday, May 13, 7pm, Arts 111
Check out the work in VPA 181
Our new class creating a mural!
Faculty Center Research Colloquium Spring 2011 Speaker
Judit Hersko, M.F.A. Visual & Performing Arts ~ Pages From the Book of the Unknown
Date: April 6, 2011
Location: McMahan House
Check out American's for the Arts salon for Arts Education featuring Merryl Goldberg
Breaking news! VPA launches two new minors!
Minor in Music Technology and, Minor in Video and Film Production
Congratulations to the Playwrights, Directors, Cast and Crew of the 2010 New Play
Festival for a terrific showing at the Kennedy Center Theatre Festival!