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MFA Computer Arts Thesis Presentations

May 11 - 12, 2021
Person holding ripped wedding photograph with the bride in full view and the groom embroidered over with thread

Xiangyu Shi, The Name of the Plum Blossom, 2021, mixed-media animation.

MFA Computer Arts is proud to host two public screenings online this May, highlighting graduates′ thesis projects from this challenging yet influential year.

Taking place on Tuesday, May 11, and Wednesday, May 12, at 8:00pm ET, the 2021 virtual thesis presentations will include short talks and a screening of graduating students′ work. The Tuesday presentations will highlight 2D-animation and motion graphics projects; Wednesday will feature experimental art and 3D-animation projects. Both events will stream live on mfaca.sva.edu/live.


The presentations showcase our graduates′ unique approaches to the themes and modes of creative self-expression. Over 30 thesis projects incorporate a variety of media, materials and cutting-edge technologies that address a range of topics. Highlights include: 

The Name of the Plum Blossom, a mixed media short tells the story of the artist’s mother, by Xiangyu Shi.

PANIK (Torschlusspanik), an interactive animation inspired by stories of endless deadlines and goals, feelings of anxiety and panic, coming from the German word Torschlusspanik, by Daiqi Cui.

The Godmother, a 3D-animated comedy about an elderly woman exacting revenge on a purse thief, by Jiani Lu and Gangling Sun.

Free and open to the public
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