Exciting initiatives abound for the College of Fine Arts as we enter our 28th season. Chief among them is the introduction of an MFA degree in Visual Arts, beginning with an emphasis in Animation and Glass. Both of these areas reflect cutting-edge technologies that offer our students the latest in professional skill sets and pedagogies. Another connection with industry professionals can be found in our music technology area, which has solidified a relationship with the Indianapolis International Violin Competition, whereby the winner of this prestigious competition will perform a concert on the Ball State Campus and receive a DVD recording and press kit. Clara-Jumi Kang is the 2010 winner and will perform her recital in Sursa Hall on March 27, 2012. Not to be outdone by art and music, the Department of Theatre will hold its Showcases for industry professionals, with arguably the strongest talent pool in the history of these events. Fourteen seniors were recently selected to perform in the Chicago Showcase, which will take place in December, followed by Showcases in New York and Los Angeles.
Clearly, the College is striving to provide a direct link between training and a professional career. As alumni, your support is critical and greatly appreciated. All the Best to you and yours, Robert A. Kvam, Dean College of Fine Arts
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