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Whether studying visual art, theater, or digital media and film, UC Santa Cruz students in the Arts Division are exposed to ideas and work that spans multiple disciplines, preparing them to create innovative work and investigate the impact of their art in the world at large. To further develop our Arts Division, we seek funding for these priorities:

Institute of the Arts and Sciences

A unique research, exhibition and gathering space, the Institute of the Arts and Sciences is a signature initiative of the campaign and will celebrate and explore the cross-pollination of science and the arts.

UC Santa Cruz School of the Arts

Establish a named School of the Arts with enhanced programs to attract top faculty and students.

Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence

Provides funding for students and faculty as they pursue innovative ideas and research.

New Film Building

We will build a new facility to accommodate our growing Film and Digital Media program, including a screening room and a lecture space.

Additional Priorities

  • Faculty Chair and Program Endowments

  • Graduate Fellowships and Teaching Assistants

  • Undergraduate Scholarships

  • At intersection of art and science


Learn more

Visit the Arts Division website.

See our Arts Giving Opportunities guide