Ph.D. Architecture and Human Factors Engineering, University of MichiganM.F.A. Industrial Design University of Illinois, Champaign UrbanaM. Arch. University of Illinois, Champaign UrbanaB.S. Faculty of Engineering, Carleton University
PhotographyM.F.A. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 2001B.F.A. Pratt Institute, New York, NY, 1998Appointed 2006
Young Suh received his BFA in Photography from the Pratt
Institute, Brooklyn in 1998, and went on to receive his MFA in
Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
where he taught large format photography and digital printing.
His photographic work often deals with the complicated nature of
human involvement in managing natural resources and the shifting
concepts of nature in contemporary society.
In your senior year, if not before, you will probably want to
approach your professors for letters of recommendation.
Professors get lots of these requests, and they are
time-consuming, so it is in your interest to follow these
Serena Yang is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the
University of California, Davis. Her research interests include
twentieth- and twenty-first-century music, interdisciplinary
studies, cultural studies, and Asian music. Yang holds a
bachelor’s degree in violin from National Sun Yat-Sen University,
Taiwan, and a master’s degree in music history from the
University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music under
The Priority Deadline for MFA Applications is January
5; The Rolling Deadline is until May
The UC Davis MFA in Design unites theory and practice. This
two-year program encourages an interdisciplinary
approach with emphases on socially responsible,
human-centered, and sustainable design practice.
Ph.D. Musicology, Boston University 1986Mellomfag (equivalent to M.A.), German Studies, Trondheim University, Norway 1974Staatsexamen für das Lehramt an Gymnasien (equivalent to M.A.), Music, Musikhochschule Detmold, West Germany 1971
Medieval, Renaissance History and Theory,
Historiography, Missionary Music in Africa
Anna Maria Busse Berger is Distinguished Professor of Medieval
and Renaissance History and Theory. Busse Berger has published
articles and books on notation, mensuration and proportion signs,
music and memory, mathematics and music, historiography, and
music in African mission stations. Winner of the Alfred Einstein
Award from the American Musicological Society (AMS) for best
article by a young scholar, she has had fellowships at the
Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa
I Tatti, Florence (twice); the Guggenheim Foundation,
the NEH, the Stanford Humanities Center, the University of
Vienna, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
Her book Medieval
Music and the Art of Memory won the ASCAP Deems
Taylor Award and the Wallace Berry Award from the Society of
Music Theory for 2006, and has been translated into
Italian. Her article “Spreading the Gospel
of Singbewegung: An Ethnomusicologist-Missionary in
Tanganyika of the 1930s” won both the Colin Slim Award for
best article by a senior scholar from the AMS and the
Bruno Nettl Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology in
2014. She co-edited (together with Jesse Rodin) the Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music (2015).
In 2015, Busse Berger gave the Faculty Research Lecture at
UC Davis, the Academic Senate’s highest honor. In addition,
the UC Davis Honors Teaching Award in 2019.
In 2019, Busse Berger was made an Honorary Member of the
AMS. She also received $210,000 from the Henry Luce
Foundation together with her colleague Henry Spiller to research
a Music History of Indonesia. Her book In Search of
Medieval Music in Africa and Germany: Scholars, Singers and
Missionaries 1891–1961 will appear with the University of
Chicago Press in 2020.
As a student majoring in art history, you will begin with courses
that survey the arts of Asia, Europe, and America. More
specialized lecture courses and proseminars follow in global art
and visual culture from ancient times to the present day.