College of Communication and the Arts

In the News: Spring 2016
The College of Communication and the Arts is having an Honors Awards Ceremony!
Friday, 6 May 2016. The event starts at 6:00 pm at the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, followed by a reception.
Please join in honoring our graduating seniors, Outstanding Students, Dean’s Prize winners, and departmental scholarship winners at the college’s annual Honors Awards Ceremony.
RSVP to Angela DeAngelo at or 419.530.7356 by April 29th 2016.

Join the College of Communication and the Arts for a series of engaging events that will take you out of the "box." For a second year, the Departments of Art, Communication, Music, and Theatre and Film invite you to stretch your mind and expand your creative interpretation of the world from March 31 - April 28. For UNBOXED 2016 event details click here...

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Cardboard Project Puts Toledo on Display!
Read the article in the Toledo Blade here.

2016 BFA EXHIBITION  I  April 11 - May 3, 2016  I  Reception: Apr. 28 (after Wearable Conditions)
WEARABLE CONDITIONS  I  Thursday, April 28, 2016  I  7 p.m. (TMA  I TMA Glass Pavilion  I  GlasSalon)

Adjunct instructor's, Phil Hazard's work is being featured in Washington, DC from March 11 to April 16. Click here to open the PDF which provides more information on this special exhibit.
Professor of Art Deborah Orloff has just been chosen to exhibit her new work in Macro an internationally juried exhibition at New York City’s Jadite Gallery, opening April 21st. The Two Months/Afterimage diptych is from her current body of work, Elusive Memory.

Our alumni are up to some wonderful and creative things. “I went to The University of Toledo and met Peter Patchen, and he told me about the cyber arts program and part of that was 3-D animation, something I was really interested in,” Miller said. “And I also really liked the school, so I decided to go to Toledo.” Read all about Eric Miller's magical animated creations here.

Professor of Art, Tom Lingeman presents steel art workshop in HondurasLingeman was invited to help present the workshop with UT Art alumnus, Miguel Romero (’01). 12 participants were chosen in juried competition to participate in the workshop. The artists were selected from among students at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (The National Autonomous University of Honduras), which is the national public university of Honduras; Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (National School of Fine Arts) and community artists from Tegucigalpa. The workshop was held last week and the sculptures will be on display for the next few weeks at the Center for Arts & Culture in Tegucigalpa.

Turning 38 exhibition logo    Deborah Orloff Elusive Memory image

One of our Art Professors, Deborah Orloff, is teaching a Social Documentary Photography class this semester and she has partnered with the ACGT to create an exciting service learning opportunity for our students! As part of the class, they are collaborating with the Arts Commission and making documentary photos of some of the work they are doing in the community to support the city of Toledo’s Strategic Plan for the Arts and Culture. UT Art students are creating photographs of arts activities and individuals in the community that Americorp volunteers and the ACGT are directly involved with. The students’ work will eventually be published on the Arts Commission’s website and in their print materials. In addition, we will be hosting an exhibition of the students’ work at the Parkwood Gallery exhibition will open on April 14 with an opening reception from 5:30-7:30.

Examples of some of our Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition projects over at the Center for Visual Arts. The Grand Opening for this event is April 28, 2016.
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Chair of our Art department Barbara Miner and our Toledo mascot Rocky! This piece is located in the Center for Visual Arts on the third floor!
Barb Miner and Rocky

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Department of Communications' partnership with ESPN that takes communication students out of the classroom, and broadcasts their work across the nation.

Communication major, Gina Todd joined the Greater Degree movement representing our COCA department saying "taking initiative to be involved has impacted her college experience, leading her to opportunities for experiential learning, travel abroad and service work." Read all about her time at UT here.

Communication Major Destiny Washington also participated in UT's A Greater Degree project and "as the first person in her family to attend college, Destiny was navigating uncharted territory. She and her parents were looking for someone to help them navigate the college admissions process." We are so proud of the students we have here in the College of Communication and the Arts! Read more about Destiny here.

Congratulations to music major Mackenzie Miller who won first prize in COBI's 2016 business plan competition for creating a handcrafted trumpet! Click here to read the full article.

Our choir had the honor of performing with Barry Manilow April 26, 2016 at the Huntington Center to a sold out audience! See pictures and videos of the performance on our facebook page. We are so proud of our students and the accomplishments they provide our program with! 

Rocket Marching Band's new promotional video is on fire! Remember you can be a part of the RMB even if you are not a music major.

Associate Professor of Film, Holly Hey has been invited to screen her film at Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium 26 – 27 May 2016 in York, UK. Click here to look at the website.  Her film “dum dum capitol of the world” will be part of the Special Event: Film Screening, Various times, 26 May, York St John University.

Film major, Ryeon participated in the new UT campaign, To A Greater Degree. Ryeon talks about how much the professors here at UT have encouraged him to pursue his dreams and how being around hardworking people makes you work harder.

Theatre major, Nolan Thomaswick also participated in the new UT campaign, To A Greater Degree. Nolan talks about choosing UT as a transfer student and the impact the theatre program has made on his career path.

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