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.

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Rylan Benedict - Graphic Design Major


“Legends” clothing line aims to represent fallen musicians-highlighting social issues through artistic illustrations and street-style apparel.

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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.

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Henry Cassidy - Graphic Design Major


Subscription-based Viartifex offers traveling and artistic items inside a box with an additional initial backpack that celebrates culture and encourages creativity.

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Kyle DeMaio - Marketing Major, Graphic Design Minor

The Hawksbill Turtle: Critically Endangered

Campaign to raise awareness for The Hawksbill Turtle – a critically endangered sea turtle species.

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Hayley Dougela - Marketing Major, Graphic Design Minor

Merrimack Athletics Campaign

The campaign includes special game day tickets, street banners and a mural on the side of the Merrimack College Athletic Complex.

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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.

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Ana Fox - Theatre Arts Major

Professional Acting Reel

Ana shares her acting reel for her capstone project.

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Evan Guerrera - Theatre Arts Major

Professional Acting Reel

Professional acting reel for this New York City-based actor whose career began in April of 2021 when he began his work in the film industry.

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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. 

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Lauren Pardue - Graphic Design and Art & Art History major

“I am…” Exhibition

This art exhibit looks to discover how high school and college-aged students see themselves through the lens of self-portraiture.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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