Dean's Academic Achievement Award for Students The academic achievement award goes to the undergraduate student with the highest GPA for the year within CCFA. The recipient receives a $250 check and a plaque during the University's Annual Honors Assembly in April. The Graduation Analyst determines and verifies the recipient. For more information, contact CCFA at (901) 678-2350. Dean's Undergraduate Outstanding Achievement Award The Dean’s Undergraduate Outstanding Achievement Award is given to the student who demonstrates an exceptional level of creative achievement throughout the student’s undergraduate studies in relation to peers within the student’s discipline. The criteria are based on the quality of the student’s creative achievements and presentation. The student should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major. Each student selected by the respective department to present his/her creative achievement to the CCFA Leadership Team will receive a $100 check and a plaque. The Dean’s Creative Achievement Award winner will receive $250 and a plaque. All selected students will be recognized at the university-wide Honors Assembly. The deadline for departmental nominations is Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Undergraduate Outstanding Achievement Award Details/Guidelines Graduate School's Creative Achievement Awards This annual award recognizes CCFA graduate students' outstanding achievement in the creative arts. The College accepts one nomination each from the Department of Theatre & Dance, the Scheidt School of Music, the Department of Architecture, and the Department of Communication and Film. Candidates are reviewed by the College Council for Graduate Studies, which makes its recommendation to the Graduate School. The deadline for departmental nominations is Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Graduate School's Creative Achievement Awards guidelines Graduate Outstanding Research Award This annual award recognizes CCFA graduate students' outstanding achievement in scholarly research. The College accepts one nomination at each program level (Masters and Doctoral) from each department within the College of Communication and Fine Arts. Candidates are reviewed by the College Council for Graduate Studies, which forwards the highest-ranked applicant to the Graduate School. The deadline for departmental nominations is Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Graduate Outstanding Research Award guidelines Graduate Art Purchase Award The Graduate School will purchase an artwork chosen by the guest juror of AMUM's Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Students become eligible by entering their work in the exhibition. Additional purchases, cash, and gift prizes are also awarded; these vary from year to year. Deadline for submission is mid-December. For more information please contact Associate Dean Ryan Fisher at (901) 678-2350.