College of Fine Arts News

Student Lucy Kerr receives Mitchell Award grand prize

Wednesday, May 14, 2014   |  Texas Theatre & Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance undergraduate Lucy Kerr earned the top prize in the distinguished University  Co-op / George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence. Kerr’s senior thesis about changing perceptions of disabled people through applied modern dance garnered her the first place spot and a $10,000 grand prize.

Mary Ellen Poole appointed director of the Butler School of Music

Monday, April 14, 2014   |  Austin Business Journal

Mary Ellen Poole, dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, has been appointed director of the Butler School of Music and holder of the Florence Thelma Hall Centennial Chair in Music at The University of Texas at Austin, effective September 1.

Through Our Eyes Photo Contest submission deadline April 30

Sunday, April 6, 2014   |  University Unions

The Through Our Eyes student photography display is meant to give students an opportunity to depict various aspects of campus life through photography.

Each semester, students are encouraged to submit their own photographs portraying a different theme or element of student life. 

Martha Hilley is the 2014 MTNA Teacher of the Year.

Monday, March 31, 2014   |  Music Teachers Association

2014 Music Teacher National Association's Teacher of the Year award will be presented to Professor Martha Hilley at the Awards Brunch at the MTNA National Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

New Executive Arts Management Certificate Offered

Tuesday, February 18, 2014   |  Arts Management Cerificate

Arts Management Certificate Offered by UT Austin's Texas Executive Education, McCombs School of Business, and the College of Fine Arts. This Certificate provides you with managerial and entrepreneurial skills and strategies to help successfully pursue your institutional mission in today’s environment.

Irene H. Olivieri: Closer to Wilderness Published

Monday, February 17, 2014   |  Pomegranate

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri (B.F.A., 1983) announced the publication of her new book of paintings, Closer to Wilderness. The Los Angeles Times wrote, “These paintings aren’t passive objects . . . but reach rather actively into the mind, arousing the imagination into activity.”