The Art of Sustaining Creativity During a Pandemic

Eliot and camera on top of building on campusEliot Raynes pursues his transmedia studies and job search from home in Maryland while reflecting on a rewarding journey at Syracuse University.

Eliot Raynes ’20 attended an arts magnet high school in Maryland, where he was able to nurture his creative talents with classes in drawing, painting and photography along with traditional public school requirements. “When I was deciding on a college, I wanted to continue my arts studies but felt I also needed to go somewhere that really challenged me,” he recalls. He looked for a large school that offered rigorous academics along with a strong arts foundation, and was drawn to the transmedia department in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).


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