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Watch How Art Gets Made

The UB Center for the Arts is the university’s arts hub, where UB students and WNY residents come for inspiration, entertainment and community. For over twenty-five years, we’ve been the place at UB where art gets made—and we believe the process is just as fascinating as the final presentation. Subscribe to the UBCFA YouTube channel to meet the artists and craftspeople who make art here at the CFA. Watch them at work and learn the tips and techniques they employ every day.

Artist Spotlights

In our UB Artist Spotlights, artists will introduce us to their favorite work, reveal their influences, and guide us through the process of creation.

Francisca Losada Hernandez, senior, Theater Design major in UB’s Theatre and Dance Department, shares the process of designing the set for “The Center in Motion: A Virtual Dance Concert”.
UB faculty discuss experiences at the CFA this past year.

Art in the Atrium

Art in the Atrium will capture the performances that take place around the clock in our gorgeous, light-filled atrium.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes videos guide us into the CFA’s studios, classrooms and workshops, offering fascinating behind-the-scenes footage of art being made.

Liz Park, UB Curator of Exhibitions, talks about current exhibition at UB art galleries.
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How Art Gets Made

Making great art requires great expertise. In these videos, UB experts teach viewers the tricks of the trade—from making fake blood for the theater department to building a stunning stage for a dance performance.  

HELP US SHOWCASE ART AT THE UBCFA!

If you’re a UB artist, expert or technician, we’d love to see what you’re working on now!

The UBCFA’s new video series will pull back the curtain on the way artworks and performances are conceived, crafted, and presented here at UB. The videos will be promoted across our digital and social media platforms. It's a great way to show your work, broaden your audience, and create content to share on your own website and social media. Examples of the types of content we're seeking can be seen above.

If you have a video you’d like to submit, please complete the form below and provide a file link. We’re looking forward to seeing what UB can do!

Video Submission Guidelines

Students, faculty and staff with an existing University at Buffalo affiliation are eligible to take part. The UBCFA may post your submissions on our social media channels and website. But please note that we may not be able to post your video if its content overlaps with other submissions or it fails to meet University guidelines. However, that doesn't mean we didn't enjoy it or learn something new from you!

  • We prefer videos between 1 and 3 minutes in total length (maximum 5 minutes)
  • We accept videos recorded with a smartphone in any standard video format
  • Videos should not contain any titles or copyrighted music
  • Videos should have a simple set-up and require minimal editing (if any)
  • Selected submissions may be edited by the UBCFA for content and length
  • Videos will be formatted to fit the UBCFA’s style template
  • Videos must be recorded in accordance with UB’s Health and Safety guidelines

Please also visit this page to view a helpful tutorial with some best practices for people recording their own video.