College of Fine Arts News

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

'El Rey' of mariachi music

Sunday, May 31, 2015   |  Austin American Statesman

Mariachi master and UT Alumni, Zeke Castro helped launch the first mariachi music classes in Austin in 1980. He has inspired generations of students and leads Mariachi Paredes, the mariachi ensemble at Butler School of Music.   

What Does Design Have To Do With Health?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015   |  Dell Medical School

Stacey Chang, Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, shares in a guest column how design can improve health care. The institute is a partnership between the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts.

Game and Mobile Media Applications Program Recognized in Rankings

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program at The University of Texas at Austin was recognized as one of the top schools in the country for game design and development. Animation Career Review, an organization for aspiring animation and game design professionals, ranked the GAMMA Program No. 17 in the country. It was also ranked No. 6 in Public Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. and No. 2 in the Southwest.

Katie Dawson Honored with COFA Distinguished Teaching Award

Monday, May 25, 2015   |  Texas Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Katie Dawson has been named the recipient of the 2015 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award. The college’s most prestigious teaching accolade, Dawson’s contributions as an educator and scholar were formally recognized at the College of Fine Arts spring commencement ceremony. 

In Memoriam: Stephen Gerald

Wednesday, May 20, 2015   |  Texas Theatre and Dance

Stephen Gerald, Department of Theatre and Dance associate professor of acting, globalist theatre practitioner and scholar passed away May 20, 2015.