School of Fine Arts

Joanie Papillon '24 (SFA), poses with the current progress of her puppetry project

Puppetry Student Says Multidisciplinary Talents are Key to Her Success

'This is the height of my student career here, but it’s also something that will help me bounce into the professional world after my graduation'

Justin McManus '11 (SFA, ED) '13 MM, right, director of athletic bands, gestures during UConn Marching Band practice at the band field on Aug. 22, 2023.

UConn Marching Band Welcomes Back One of Its Own as New Director

Justin McManus has come full circle, from marching band member to marching band director

Composer and UConn music composition professor Kenneth Fuchs, right, works with U.K. conductor John Wilson, center, and musician John Mills, at left with the violin, to record "Cloud Slant" with the Sinfonia of London. The album was released in July.

Whether a Handwritten Note or Musical Composition, Fuchs Starts with Pen(cil) and Paper

'Music is about dramatic narrative and storytelling, in much the same way as a well-written letter'

The Godwalker showcase booth at RPI GameFest in April

Childhood Dream Becomes Reality for Video Gamer Turned Designer

'My whole life I secretly wanted to make video games but was scared. I didn’t think it was something that I was allowed to do because it seemed too fun'

Jonathan XV standing in front of the UConn gateway sign.

Jonathan XV has Arrived, and Doggone it, He’s Adorable

UConn Nation got a doggone great surprise on Wednesday with the introduction of mascot-in-training Jonathan XV

Vintage postcards by Frank J. Haynes sit on the dashboard of a vehicle facing Kingman Pass in Golden Gate Canyon

UConn Photography Professor Shares Story of Yellowstone in Words and Pictures

'The park is special. It really is much more interesting and complex than one first realizes.'

Puppets Nico, CJ, and Mena.

Feel Your Best Self Collaborative Puppetry Project Wins Telly Awards

The free educational toolkit that helps children cope with big emotions has been recognized in four categories.

Two puppet characters discuss a paper sack filled with bananas in front of a colorful painted kitchen background in this video still from Feel Your Best Self's "Be a Kind Helper."

Pioneering Puppet Project ‘Feel Your Best Self’ Coming to More Screens Near You

The celebrated program, which uses puppets to help kids and their caregivers explore emotion-coping strategies with a free toolkit, has extended a license to New York's THIRTEEN public broadcasting channel

Sona Tatoyan, who's been in residence at UConn the last two weeks workshopping her multimedia puppetry show "Azad," holds her great-great-grandfather’s Karagöz puppets

Northeast Human Rights Film Festival to Showcase Documentaries, Rally Audiences to Action

The inaugural film festival aims to connect filmmakers, human rights advocates, and community groups with the common goal of sustained, transformational impact

Sights and scenes during the School of Engineering's Commencement ceremony in Gampel Pavilion

2023 Commencement at a Glance

This weekend, students in full regalia gathered with their classmates and processed together to Gampel Pavilion and the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts to hear their names called as they join the great community of graduates stretching all the way back to 1883