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Art, Design & Art History

Mallory Burrell (M.F.A. '20) has recieved a 2020-2021 Fullbright award to study in Sydney!  Mallory applied to the Western Sydney University Award in the Arts, Environment, and Public Health program and recieved a 10-month grant for her proposal.  She will study the Badu Mangrove forest, raising awareness of its biodiversity through photography and videography.  Learn more here.


Mason Moy has been selected as the 2020-2021 Presser Scholar!  This scholarship is made possible by the Presser Foundation, established in 1939 by Theodore Presser to promote the best in music performance and education in American Universities. It is awarded to a rising senior music major in recognition of his or her outstanding academic achievements as well as contributions to the School of Music and JMU. Congratulations, Mason!

Theatre & Dance

Ben Steinhauer is JMU's Student Employee of the Year. He works in The School of Theatre and Dance. Congratulations Ben on this accomplishment!

Interdisciplinary Art Student Success

The 2020 JMU Collegiate Wind Competition team claims one of the two top awards in the first-ever Virtual Collegiate Wind Competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and supported by the DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory! 

Congratulations to Mitch Donohoe (Industrial Design) and Zoe Abdurrahman (Theatre) who were part of an interdisciplinary team with students from Computer Science, Engineering, Geographic Science, ISAT, Management, and Physics.  The competition consisted of two contests, each requiring both a technical report and a virtual, real-time presentation to industry experts followed by a Q & A.

CVPA Student Resources
Undergraduate Research Grants

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers Student Research Grants, to provide funding to encourage undergraduate students to explore practical or scholarly investigation in a project or subject of interest relevant to the student's major that results in a product, performance, publication, presentation, or report.

Important Dates to Remember

  • October 15th, 2019 8:00am: Celebration of Scholarship in Duke Hall Gallery Court.
  • October 15th, 2019 by 11:59 pm: Deadline to submit grant application.
  • November 2019: Grant recipients will be announced.
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