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Prestigious Film Festival Screens Animated BYU Film

Video: Salt , which was directed and produced by BYU students, was screened at the 2021 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

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Giving is Helping the College of Fine Arts and Communications

There is an excitement on campus as tours for our performing ensembles are planned, study abroad programs are scheduled, and field experiences are restarting. Read about a few alumni who are making names for themselves and are boosting BYU's reputation around the world.

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Art to Help Healing

In 2016, Myleka Bevans’s five-day-old daughter passed away. Bevans, who recently graduated in art, shared her experience in her 2020 exhibit Encounters with Grief.

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BYU Singers Masked

Making music together. Even amidst all the necessary safety precautions, students say they are just grateful to be singing.

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Managing the Music

Esther’s internship with the Utah Symphony helped her see how making music for the masses is more than simply playing notes.

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A Creative Epiphany

While on a study abroad scholarship in Cannes, France, Ad Lab student Maddy Thompson got to work on some ad campaigns for major brands. It was there that she had an epiphany about her potential.

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Making a Sundance-Honored Film

Oscar Jimenez and Luis Puente were ecstatic to learn that the short film they made would premiere at this years Sundance Film Festival.

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Flutist Wins Top National Competition

BYU senior Catherine Boyack is one of the youngest performers to win the National Flute Association (NFA) Young Artist Competition.

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Passionate Student Singlehandedly Revives and Revamps a Lost Tradition

Student's scholarship allows her to also focus on her passion for the arts, and bring back an event for thousands to enjoy.

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The Wizard Behind the Scenes

Most 10-year-olds at Disneyland just enjoy being there, but Bradlee Hager wanted to know how it all works. Now she's a behind-the-scenes wizard who makes on-stage magic happen.

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The Magic Behind the Scenes

Most kids who go to Disneyland get swept up in the magic, but Bradlee Hager couldn’t help wondering what was going on behind the scenes.

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Collaboratively Changing the World

"In one of our projects we partnered with a world-renowned nonprofit that has developed a program called Poverty Stoplight. It provides a tool to identify what will help people get themselves out of poverty." - Scott James, College of Fine Arts and Communications student

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Reporting from Peru’s Reed Islands

Weaving a rich narrative of an ancient Peruvian culture, BYU communications student Donovan Baltich was a finalist in a national competition.

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Read—and Watch—All About It!

Weaving a rich narrative of an ancient Peruvian culture that survives atop man-made islands formed of reeds, BYU communications student Donovan Baltich was recently named a top finalist in a national journalism competition.

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Queen of the King of Instruments

On a quest to improve music in the Church one organist at a time.

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Texas Surgeon Goes Baroque with Gift to BYU School of Music

Ensemble is no cookie-cutter musical group

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Students Learn the Art and Skill of Collaboration

For student Vanessa Burnett and graduate Kelsie Moore, the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the College of Fine Arts and Communications has proven to be a “sacred gift.”