The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts

Achievement Awards 2021

If you ask any dean of an academic college to name their favorite part of their job, the answer is very likely to be, “Fostering and celebrating student success.”  That certainly is my answer, and I am delighted that we are gathered virtually to celebrate the academic achievement of outstanding students in the College of Fine Arts.

We often talk about achievement in the arts in terms of talent and innate ability.  The students we are recognizing certainly have those attributes.  But, more importantly, I would argue that you have earned your recognition today through discipline, determination, hour-upon-hour of hard work—what Malcolm Gladwell has described as the 10,000 hours needed to master a discipline or practice.

With these accolades, we celebrate not only your individual success, but also the critical ways in which your creativity and intellectual inquiry contributes to the growth and vitality of the community of practitioners and scholars that comprises the College of Fine Arts.  Thank you for enriching us all through your achievement.

I am proud of you, and delighted to recognize your accomplishments.  Congratulations to each of you!

Warm regards,

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Andy Schulz
Dean, College of Fine Arts
Vice President for the Arts

Message from the Dean

Creative Achievement Awards

The Creative Achievement Award recognizes exceptional creativity in students who have earned respect as innovative and talented artists and scholars.  These awards are traditionally presented to one undergraduate and one graduate student from Art, Dance, Music, Theatre and Film & Television to honor those who have demonstrated expectational scholarship, creativity, innovation, and passion for the arts.

Congratulations to all awardees!

Arizona Arts Events This Family Weekend

Big stage productions, intimate art installations, captivating lectures, performances, thrilling unexpected experiences – Arizona Arts has it all. We provide unique opportunities to celebrate culture, learn about others and experience the unforgettable.

We invite you to explore our upcoming events to plan your arts Family Weekend experience. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Highest Academic Distinction

The Highest Academic Distinction Award is presented annually to students who have demonstrated superior academic success, by earning a 4.0 GPA during the 2020-21 academic year.

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Congratulations to all awardees!

Academic Distinction

The Academic Distinction Awards are awarded annually based on an outstanding grade point average of 3.5-3.99 during the 2020-21 academic year.

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Congratulations to all awardees!

Academic Distinction

Dean’s List

Three categories of Dean’s List are awarded every semester based on units completed for credit and letter grade

Dean’s List with Distinction is based on 15 units and a 4.000 grade-point-average.

Dean’s List is based on 15 units and a grade-point average of 3.500-3.999.

Honorable Mention is based on 12 units of 3.500 and above grade-point-average.

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Achievement Awards 2020