Dear CVPA graduates:

This month we are honoring you—the Class of 2020—and your significant artistic and academic achievements. The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ faculty and staff are extremely proud of everything that you have accomplished during your time at the “G.” Although Commencement has been postponed until fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are finding new ways to honor your achievements in all of our disciplines: art, arts administration, dance, music, and theatre.

In this microsite, you’ll find your names and degrees in a full-page color ad that will run in the News & Record on Sunday, May 10th. We’re also featuring your names and degrees on the electronic signs at McIver and West Market Streets by the Music Building and on Tate Street in front of Taylor Theatre. Please read the commencement profiles, check out the home-grown celebration videos, and e-mail us your own 30-second celebrations!

This week our College will confer 68 graduate degrees, including terminal MFA degrees in art, dance, and theatre, and the DMA and PhD degrees in music. In addition, we’ll be conferring 209 undergraduate degrees. Nineteen of you double majored in such subjects as African American/African diaspora studies; anthropology; biology; classical studies; English; history; kinesiology; languages, literatures, and cultures; liberal studies; media studies; psychology; social work; and Spanish. And one of you triple majored in arts administration, music education, and music performance!

To each member of CVPA’s Class of 2020, I congratulate you and say Bravo, Well done, and Go make your mark!


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bruce d. mcclung
Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts