VPA Spotlights
VPA transmedia students celebrate on a sunny day in Syracuse VPA transmedia students celebrate on a sunny day in Syracuse
Matthew Ringard G'19, Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS), delivers the student address at the master's hooding ceremony Matthew Ringard G'19, Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS), delivers the student address at the master's hooding ceremony
Master's degree candidates celebrate during the hooding ceremony in Setnor Auditorium Master's degree candidates celebrate during the hooding ceremony in Setnor Auditorium
Samba Laranja: the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble, kicked off the convocation ceremony in the Carrier Dome Samba Laranja: the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble, kicked off the convocation ceremony in the Carrier Dome
VPA Class Marshals Steven Visceglia ’19, a music industry major, and Kali Wilson ’19, a CRS major VPA Class Marshals Steven Visceglia ’19, a music industry major, and Kali Wilson ’19, a CRS major
Janie Kahan ’19, a film major and VPA Scholar, gives the student address Janie Kahan ’19, a film major and VPA Scholar, gives the student address
VPA students display one of many creative mortarboards VPA students display one of many creative mortarboards
VPA students celebrate at convocation VPA students celebrate at convocation
Director Chris Renaud ’89 delivers the keynote address Director Chris Renaud ’89 delivers the keynote address
Chris Renaud takes a selfie with the crowd Chris Renaud takes a selfie with the crowd
VPA students prepare to walk across the stage at convocation VPA students prepare to walk across the stage at convocation
VPA students prepare to walk across the stage at convocation VPA students prepare to walk across the stage at convocation
Crystal Letona ’19, a CRS major, VPA Scholar, and University Scholar, gave closing remarks Crystal Letona ’19, a CRS major, VPA Scholar, and University Scholar, gave closing remarks
Setnor School of Music students lead the singing of the alma mater to close the ceremony Setnor School of Music students lead the singing of the alma mater to close the ceremony
VPA students celebrate at convocation VPA students celebrate at convocation
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On Saturday, May 11, the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) administration, faculty, and staff gathered to congratulate its bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates. A hooding ceremony for master's degree candidates was held in the afternoon in Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, followed by an evening convocation ceremony for all candidates in the Carrier Dome. Family and friends joined in the celebration.

Dean Michael S. Tick presided over the ceremonies and addressed the graduates. At the master's hooding ceremony, Matthew Ringard G'19, who graduated from the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, gave the student address. At the convocation ceremony, remarks were given by keynote speaker and School of Art alumnus Chris Renaud '89, the Oscar-nominated director behind such box office hits as “Despicable Me,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” and “The Secret Life of Pets.” The student address was given by Janie Kahan '19, a film major in the Department of Transmedia and VPA Scholar. Closing remarks were given by Crystal Letona '19, a communication and rhetorical studies major in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies who is also a VPA Scholar and University Scholar.