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The top-ranked university studio-art program nationally, the UCLA Department of Art empowers students to reshape their worlds through critical inquiry and transformative creativity. Committed to equity and inclusion in art, it attracts diverse, highly motivated students who are encouraged to engage society's challenges and envision change. Students work with a faculty of internationally recognized artists in rigorous studio courses, developing skills in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, New Genres, and Interdisciplinary Studio. Intensive making is augmented by courses in art history, critical theory, and a broad exposure to art in one of the world's leading cultural centers. 

Bachelor of Arts

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Portrait of student: Brian Bowman

The underlying themes of my work exacerbate blending philosophical and scientific symbiosis of where technology and social structure meet intrinsically.

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Portrait of student: Israel Antonio Cedillo

Lalin’s work employs photography in a motion to rethink its fundamental vocabulary, especially that sustained in the colonial imaginary—engendered in 20th Century portraiture.

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Portrait of student: Erin Rae Earp

Vulnerability. Feelings. Love. All of these are personal "celebrity crushes" (we could say). My art is a dedication to all the soft emotions in the world; they are powerful too.

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Portrait of student: Aya Fadi Fathallah

Visual Artist and Teaching Artist. Multidisciplinary practice rooted in Painting, interested in community engagement through the arts. Teta I made it <3

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Portrait of student: Ramona Elisabeth Gomez
Portrait of student: Sienna Maria Eleanora Gonzales

I am a queer, multiracial visual artist who uses illustration to explore themes of healing, identity, and transcendence.

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Portrait of student: Amy Sun Kim

My work explores life within the contemporary moment. The images shown below focus on nature that grows in a technologically advanced world.

Portrait of student: Sarah Jin Kim

My work is influenced by my experiences in the city. Using photos of buildings and patterns I take, I paint both small and large scale paintings with bright color palettes.

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Portrait of student: Gregory  Santiago

My UCLA journey began 10 years ago, and after a brief hiatus, I worked hard to return to UCLA to complete my degree in the Arts. I'm so proud of what I'm accomplishing today!

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Master of Fine Arts

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Portrait of student: Jae Hwan Lim

Jae Hwan Lim is a politically driven artist-activist focusing on human rights and the struggles for democracy in the Korean Peninsula. Lim is the Director of Humans of North Korea.

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To conclude UCLA Arts’ 2020 Virtual Commencement, graduating students will join their respective departmental faculty for individualized celebrations. These celebrations will take place concurrently in discrete digital rooms. Please join your graduate at one of the respective locations.