Senior Capstone Projects 2022

2022 VPA Senior Capstone Projects

Seniors in Merrimack’s visual and perfoming arts programs share this year’s capstone projects. This is our third year sharing these projects on our website. See last year’s projects.

What is a senior capstone project?

Senior capstone projects take place in the senior year of study. They are designed to explore a passion with intensity, take the shape of a large experiential project, or complete a research topic written thesis. Projects are designed to challenge and upend your comfort zone. They are publicly celebrated through performance, exhibition, publication, and oral presentation.

VPA Senior Capstone Projects 2022

Hannah Aspinwall
- Art/Art History Major and Elementary Education
Art Lesson Plans
A diverse collection of art lesson plans for all elementary (K–5) grade levels.
Rylan Benedict
- Graphic Design Major
“Legends” clothing line aims to represent fallen musicians-highlighting social issues through artistic illustrations and street-style apparel.
Fiona Casey
- Graphic Design Major, Visual Storytelling Minor, Marketing Minor
The Creative Type Children’s Book
Hedgehog Honey struggles to think of a job for career day. All of her classmates know where their strengths lie except for Honey.
Henry Cassidy
- Graphic Design Major
Viartifex is a tri-annual subscription-based service that offers various traveling and artistic tools, presented inside a box with an introductory backpack upon their first purchase.
Kyle DeMaio
- Marketing Major, Graphic Design Minor
The Hawksbill Turtle: Critically Endangered
Campaign to raise awareness for The Hawksbill Turtle– a critically endangered species of sea turtle that lives in the Caribbean, Indo-Pacific Ocean, and around the Australian continent.
Hayley Dougela
- Marketing Major, Graphic Design Minor
Merrimack Athletics Campaign
An Appreciation Campaign for Merrimack College’s student-athletes that includes special game day tickets, street banners and a mural on the side of the Merrimack College Athletic Complex.
David Driscoll
- Graphic Design Major
Janus App
For my Senior Project, I created an art application called Janus. The purpose of this application is to sell and buy art, as well as celebrate its beauty in this modern day time.
Ana Fox
- Theatre Arts Major
Professional Acting Reel
Ana shares her acting reel for her capstone project.'
Evan Guerrera
- Theatre Arts Major
Professional Acting Reel
Evan Guerrera is a professional New York City-based actor whose career began in April of 2021 when he began his work in the film industry.
Jubilee Newton
- Graphic Design Major, Visual Storytelling Minor
“Out of Our Element: The Beginning” Comic Book
Volume 1 comic that was scripted, illustrated and published about teens with elemental powers. The comic is the beginning of a longer series for the future.
Lauren Pardue
- Graphic Design and Art & Art History Major
“I am…” Exhibition
This art exhibit in the McCoy Gallery looks to discover how high school and college-aged students see themselves through the lens of self-portraiture.
Sarah Scougall
- Theatre Arts Major
The Wall (Two-Act Play)
The Wall is an original two-act play which centers around Averill, a young man next in line for the kingdom’s crown while a tyrant government leader believes he is dead.
Oneida Struga
- Graphic Design Major
Bloom is a floral design company that focuses on self-creativity through the use of DIY. The company strives to bring the magic of gift-giving back into homes.
Gabriela Terrones
- Graphic Design Major
Gabby’s Hats
I designed bucket hats inspired by different animals and crocheted them. I also created patterns to make all the elements of the hats and provided them for others to make.

Contact Us

Nancy Wynn
Department Chair and Associate Professor, Graphic Design
978-837-3433 | email

Dan Vlahos
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
978-837-5952 | email