College of Fine Arts News

Design Student Builds “Tiny House”

Thursday, July 2, 2015   |  ABC News

Learn more about how Design student Joel Webber designed and built a living space for himself in 145 square feet to help avoid college debt.

Music Professor Jerry Junkin to Receive Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor

Thursday, July 2, 2015   |  Butler School of Music

The director of bands will be recognized this December by the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference. The medal recognizes conductors, educators, composers and others whose unique service to music education and continuing influence on instrumental music deserve the highest recognition. 

Theatre Alumnus’ Work Honored at the Tony Awards

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   |

Wilberth Gonzales (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2012) worked on the costumes of the Broadway production of The King and I, which won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design. In this video, costume designer Catherine Zuber talks about Gonzales’ contributions to the show.

Music Professor Named Among “Texas 10”

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   |  The Alcalde

Associate Professor of Voice David Small has been named among the “Texas 10” by The Alcalde. This is the fourth year that the magazine has asked alumni to nominate their favorite UT professors for the teaching award, and Small was selected from a list of more than 200 nominees.

Read Hy Hetherington’s Commencement Speech

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   |  Department of Theatre and Dance

Entrepreneur and alumnus Hy Hetherington addressed 2015 College of Fine Arts at the spring commencement ceremony. The text from his speech is now available online.

Theater Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Wednesday, June 17, 2015   |  Department of Theatre and Dance

Performance as Public Practice faculty members Dr. Charlotte Canning and Dr. Andrew Carlson have been named the recipients of the 2015 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Awards.

Landmarks Projects Garner Awards

Wednesday, June 10, 2015   |  Landmarks

Americans for the Arts recognizes Casey Reas' A Mathematical Theory of Communication in the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program for 2014, and the Austin Critics Table Awards honors Monochrome for Austin by Nancy Rubins.

Interview With Theatre and Dance Alumnus, Tommy Tune

Wednesday, June 3, 2015   |  Department of Theatre and Dance

Tommy Tune (B.F.A. Drama, 1961) sits down to discuss his illustrious career and receiving a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre