Five enter grad school for fine arts
While the Department of Art and Design has a long history of placing its students in graduate programs, no class can compare with the accomplishments of the fine arts graduates of 2015. Five of last spring’s seven graduates – that’s 70 percent – earned admission to graduate programs. Last year, we announced that Isabel Lee, Morgan Keefer and Emily Teel were proceeding to graduate schools to study art history, art education and art therapy, respectively. Now we can add to that list Jesse Ray Kelley, who will enter Michigan State University to study scenic design, and Stephanie Fink, who gained entrance to Savannah College of Art and Design in both photography and illustration. Another 2015 graduate, Kyle Plunk, went on to study animation at the Digital Animation & Visual Effects School at Florida Technical College. Perhaps no other class better demonstrates the strength and broad applicability of a fine arts education at ACU.