Professor Andrew Bateman caught the filmmaking bug while studying at Metro State College in Denver. His professional and academic pursuits took him across the U.S. and back again, where he began teaching in CAM in 2016.
An accomplished violin and guitar player (including the electrical versions of both of those instruments), Walker comes from musical stock: His father, George Walker, was the first African American winner of a Pulitzer Prize in music. His mother, Helen Walker-Hill, was an academic whose research focused on the music of Black women who received less than their deserved share of history’s attention.
Associate Professor of Art History Maria Elena Buszek came by her love of art history via the unconventional road of punk music. Her perspective on what makes art worthy of study speaks to the diverse students who feel at home in CAM.
Sreeja Chakrabarty chose to study at CU Denver because she believes the non-traditional music programs will give her the foundation necessary to pursue a career at the intersection of music and social work.
Jasmine Cisneros '21 is a Set Dressing Technical Director Resident at Pixar and a graduate of the College of Arts & Media. Cisneros earned dual degrees in Illustration and 3D Graphics and Animation. She also earned a minor in Creative Writing.
Leslie Soich is a vocal instructor in the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media. An opera and concert performer in her own right, Leslie has been teaching at CU Denver for over 15 years.