The College of Arts and Architecture’s graduate programs and faculty blend inquiry, experience, rigor, and thought-leadership to deliver results. From deep dives into creativity and performance, to advanced top research and scholarship, we help you thrive. Learn here – achieve more.
Graduate project gallery
The performances and scholarship, as well as artistic and research achievements of A&A master’s and doctoral graduates are of the highest order. The works shown below are a small sample of recent graduate projects. We encourage you to explore and visit our graduate student work website to see more.
Milagros Ponce de León
Associate Professor of Theatre
Milagros‘ areas of specialization include scenic design, 3D drafting, scene painting, and rendering for the theater. Recent design credits in the Washington DC area include scenic designs for Into the Woods, Jefferson’s Garden, and Ragtime at Ford’s Theatre; Life is a Dream at Gala Hispanic Theatre; and Matilda, In the Heights, and Sweeney Todd at Olney Theatre Centre. Additional credits include scenic designs for Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte in NC; and Catalyst Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Imagination Stage, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Metro Stage, National Players, Opera Vivente, Roundhouse Theatre, Theatre Alliance, and Studio Theatre 2nd Stage in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area.
Milagros has received three Helen Hayes nominations for outstanding scenic design in the Washington, D.C. area. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local-829, an Associate Artist at Ford’s Theatre, and an Artistic Associate at Olney Theatre Center.
Demetrios StaurinosB.L.A. in Landscape Architecture 2002
Demetrios Staurinos, RLA, ASLA, is an associate at OLIN, a landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm with studios in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Demetrios has received awards from, among others, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Architects and American Public Works Association. He is driven to improve the built environment by embellishing the “happy accidents” that occur when a thoughtful design meets the playful interactions of daily life.
News from A&A
Christian Sands returns for live jazz performance Oct. 27
Jazz pianist Christian Sands, who performed an on-demand streamed event in February 2021, will return to the Center for the Performing Arts. His live concert will be at 7:30 p.m.