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LMU Chamber Orchestra Enjoys Surge of Success

The LMU Chamber Orchestra is enjoying a successful reinvigoration, thanks to the combined efforts of Music Department Chair Mark Saya and chamber orchestra Director Tania Fleischer, as well as a talented group of instructors and student musicians. Currently an ensemble of 16 string musicians, the Chamber Orchestra recently tackled works ranging from classical Schubert to […]

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Financial Impact

Araceli Campos ’16 is a senior studio arts major. She is the recipient of the CFA Council Scholarship, the Kalin Hart Talbott Art Scholarship, the Kate Micucci Art Scholarship and the Rudinica Family Art Scholarship. Araceli was also the winner of the CFA Mystery Box Challenge. She shared this first-hand perspective of her college experience and […]

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MFT program produces high number of stipend recipients

More than half of the 2015-16 graduates of CFA’s Marital and Family Therapy program have been awarded State of California and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health stipends to use towards their educational costs. Out of a graduating class of 20 students, 11 were awarded the $18,500 stipend and three were chosen as alternates, […]

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Pro Dancers Are Making an Impression on LMU Students

Beginning this semester, dance students at Loyola Marymount University will have an important milestone during the sixth week. That is when the new artist-in-residence program, appropriately called the 6th-Week Workshop, happens on campus. The inaugural guest for this semester’s workshop was acclaimed choreographer Debbie Allen and her Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Leimert Park, near […]

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Communicating Social Justice Issues

It’s not the most camera-friendly department in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, but the work being done in the Communication Studies Department definitely deserves a second look. “Our focus is on scholarship, leadership, and activism,” said Michele Hammers, associate professor of communication studies and chair of the department. “The social justice mission is […]

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New CFA Space Supports Innovative Learning

What does 21st century education look like? A good place to observe is in Foley Building 210, where the CFA Innovative Learning Classroom was unveiled last semester. A joint effort between the College of Communication and Fine Arts faculty/staff and the Academic Technology team of Information Technology Services, the new space addresses CFA’s evolving pedagogical […]

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Entertainer Kate Micucci ’03 Stays Close to Her Alma Mater

A strength of LMU, and the College of Communication and Fine Arts in particular, is the ongoing involvement of distinguished alumni. A case in point: entertainer Kate Micucci ’03. She can be seen in films such as Mike Birbiglia’s latest movie “Don’t Think Twice” and will star in a romantic comedy “Unleashed,” which will both […]

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Message from the Dean

Dear Friends of CFA, It has been a wonderful 2015-16 academic year and the College of Communication and Fine Arts has much to celebrate. Our current students and former students, our faculty and our staff, are all excelling in the key dimensions of evaluation: teaching/learning, scholarship/creative activities, and service along with a consistent commitment to […]

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Theatre, Photography Among CFA’s Undergraduate Research Presentations

The 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium attracted nearly 350 students from all five undergraduate colleges and the School of Film and TV. Among the presenters were Ariana Sturr, a studio arts major, and Brea Hammonds, a theater arts and communication studies major. Sturr, a senior with an emphasis in photography, is profoundly interested in humanity’s […]

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Del Rey Players: University Program of the Year

At the 2015 Student Service and Leadership Awards ceremony in Sacred Heart Chapel, the Del Rey Players were named the University Program of the Year. The entirely student-run troupe just completed its 84th year at LMU and their most recent production of “Godspell” sold out all seven performances. The Del Rey Players strives to create works of […]

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