Discover how Visual Arts students are turning passion into profession.


The College of Arts & Media is where diversity, talent and inspiration combine. Talk to any student or graduate and discover that they learn and live out their passions beyond the classroom because of an energizing network of collaboration and support.

Studio Art & Art History major Livy Snyder is student currator in the College of Arts & Media's Emmanuel Gallery

Livy Snyder, Studio Art and Art History

Livy Snyder, majoring in both Studio Art and Art History, was awarded a highly coveted Venice, Italy. She is a student-curator at the internship at the Guggenheim Museum in   College of Arts & Media's Emmanuel Gallery,  where she is part of a team that attracts international artists and exhibitions.

My experiences working directly with artists and installing exhibitions has given me a tremendous edge in the art industry. I am grateful to my mentors at the College of Arts & Media for building my professional network, and providing guidance and insight.”
3D and Motion Graphics major Taylor Schulze works in CU Denver's Digital Animation Center

Taylor Schulze, Visual Arts

3D Animation major Taylor Schulze’s dream is to create 3D models for feature fims in a major animation studio. She is well on

her way to accomplishing her goals. Last summer Taylor landed a highly coveted internship at Pixar Studios—she was one of 6,000 applicants for only nine intern positions.

My professors who are active in the industry connected me with professionals who opened the door for an opportunity of a lifetime!”


Khoa Nguyen is a first-generation, recent grad who double majored in Art History and English.

Khoa Nguyen, Art History and English

Khoa Nguyenis a first-generation, recent grad who double majored in Art History and English. While a student he worked as a senior fashion  writer for Denver’s 303 Magazine, covering local art, fashion events, and trendsetter profiles. Now working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Khoa believes in the power of fashion to create community.

I loved going to school in Denver and being around people of  color and members of the LGBTQ community. It shaped my growth. And as an art major I has access to the best galleries and museums the city has to offer.”
3D Animation major Urim Apocalypse


Urim Apocalypse, 3D Modeling & Animation

3D Animation major Urim Apocalypse spends his time collaborating with his classmates at The College of Arts & Media’s nationally renowned Digital Animation Center. He specializes in 3D modeling on student-produced animation films, and holds a prestigious internship creating motion graphics for Rocky Mountain PBS. As a refugee from the Congo, Urim says that his amazing classmates and faculty make him feel right at home.

Combining my passion for fine arts with new technologies has allowed me to build a portfolio that has already opened to doors to internship and job opportunities.”