Taking Their Place on the World' Stage
Much has been said of the BYU animation program. It's a triumph story. This year's animated film, X-ing, garnered BYU's 10th student Emmy in the past seven years. Film students also took home two student Emmys and exceptional praise from the judges for the live-action film Inspector 42. And media music studies major Richard Williams won a student Emmy for his score in the animated short Mashed.The public relations program at BYU was listed among the top five in the country by PR Week magazine. And our advertising students won two esteemed awards for their creative awards for Doritos - a student gold ADDY award and Devin Lubean, Patrick Koelling, Nathan S. Wigglesworth, Derek Pueblo, and Brad Hall.
The work of seven BYU illustration student was among 194 winners selected by the Society of Illustrators from 6,200 national entrants. For the past decade we have consistently had three or four students honored in this prestigious competition, but seven in one year is a feat worth celebrating.
The Ballroom Dance Company has been thrilling judges and audiences for 50 years. Again this year the dancers won the British Modern and Latin Formation Dance Championships in Blackpool, England. For decades, they have contended for and won titles at this prestigious international competition.
These students' successes are summary examples of the very fine work that students and faculty across our college are producing.
Fine arts and communications have been a part of the BYU curriculum and experience since it was an academy. The college has grown to be one of the university's largest, teaching approximately 3,600 students each year in 36 degree programs.
--Dean Stephen Jones, President's Report, Fall 2010