College of Fine Arts News

IBM and UT Austin’s College of Fine Arts Join Forces to Create a Design Thinking Curriculum to Prepare Students for the Creative Jobs of the Future

Thursday, October 26, 2017   |  School of Design and Creative Technologies
Doreen Lorenzo works with Design students in wkrm.

IBM and UT have formed a classroom collaboration to teach design thinking to University of Texas undergraduates. IBM and UT’s first project is a course called “Radical Collaboration,” hosted by IBM and offered by the UT Center for Integrated Design within the newly launched School of Design and Creative Technologies. “Radical Collaboration” is a three-hour course offered to 24 University of Texas undergraduates from colleges across campus. Students are led through a rigorous semester-long design thinking training program taught by IBM designers at the IBM Design Studios in North Austin.

Andrew Dell’Antonio part of music and social justice project

Tuesday, October 17, 2017   |  University of Michigan Press
Andrew stands in front of a bookshelf

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Andrew Dell’Antonio is co-editor on a project with University of Michigan Press that is calling for submissions regarding music and social justice. The new series, Music and Social Justice, reaches across academic and trade presses to welcome projects that shine new light on familiar subjects such as protest songs, humanitarian artists, war and peace, community formation, cultural diplomacy, globalization and political resistance.

College appoints Industry-Recognized Serial Entrepreneur Jan Ryan as Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Jan Ryan

The College of Fine Arts announced that it has appointed Jan Ryan to the newly created position of Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A successful entrepreneur and passionate advocate for professional women in Texas, Ryan has joined UT to create a new entrepreneurship program for students in the college. Ryan will work closely with Dean Doug Dempster of the College of Fine Arts, Doreen Lorenzo, assistant dean of the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Fine Arts Career Services office to develop new courses and co-curricular programs that prepare students for 21st century creative careers.

Q&A: Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation Jan Ryan

Thursday, October 12, 2017   |  School of Design and Creative Technologies
Jan Ryan, Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jan Ryan recently joined the College of Fine Arts in the newly created role of Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this Q&A, learn more about her new role and her vision for integrating entrepreneurship into the college and educating the next generation of creative leaders.

The Foundry: One year later

Thursday, October 5, 2017
An overhead image of The Foundry

On the one-year anniversary of The Foundry, The Daily Texan looked at updates made to makerspace to help students get better access to the creative technology equipment.

Two Fine Arts students announced as fall 2017 IE Kuhn Scholars

Friday, September 29, 2017   |  Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, UT-Austin
Headshots of both students edited next to each other

Two Fine Arts students were selected to participate in the fall 2017 Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Internship Program. Chanse Morris, music studies, and Mario A. Ramirez, dance studies, will both be paired with a mentor in their field of study and receive a $1,000 stipend.