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Adam D. Kamil Media Awards

Extended Application Deadline: May 7th!

The Adam D. Kamil Media Awards were developed to help UC San Diego undergraduates polish their skills in film production and to help them realize their creative potential in this field. The awards consist of a grand prize of $2,000 and two finalist prizes of $1,000 each.


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In Memory of Susan L. Smith

It is with heavy hearts that the Department of Visual Arts announces the passing of dear friend and valued colleague Professor Emerita Susan L. Smith.

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Remote Guest Lectures

Follow the link below to see details about the guest speakers. All events will be streamed on our YouTube channel, free and open to the public. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date with our events!

Speaker Series

Visual Arts Faculty Statement Opposing HDH Rent Increase Proposal 



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Professor Rubén Ortiz Torres Book MEXIPUNX Published by Taller California

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MFA Candidate Abdul Kircher Featured in Aperture

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MFA Alumni Sadie Barnette, Angie Jennings, and Assoc. Prof. Paul Mpagi Sepuya in "Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists"

MFA Exhibition


The 2021 OPEN STUDIOS is hosted on the Grad Exhibitions site! Past exhibitions include the Spring 2020 graduating MFA exhibition, as well as, MFA First Year Reviews, and special seminar projects.

Kamil Gallery


The Adam D. Kamil Gallery has moved online. This gallery is a site for undergraduate art shows and hosts the annual reception and exhibition for students that participate in the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards. Visual Arts majors and minors at the junior or senior level are eligible to submit a proposal to show in the Kamil Gallery for one week during the academic school year. Past online exhibitions remain viewable with the artists' permission.


Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive up-to-date information about the online events produced by the Department of Visual Arts. Visit our News & Events page to learn about the events and exhibitions from our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists and lecturers.



Advisors can schedule virtual meetings with students utilizing Zoom. To request a Zoom meeting, book your appointment at the link below. Advisors are also available via the Virtual Advising Center at for brief and basic advising questions.



Please contact Graduate Advising for any questions about our MFA and PhD programs.