Welcome alumni! 

Our alumni are an important part of the College of Fine Arts community. Please stay in touch by updating your contact information and sending us your news. Check out what your fellow alums are up to in our Alumni Spotlight section. If you're nearby, stop by to say hello, and while you're here, support current students by coming to one of their many performances, exhibitions and events.

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Feature Stories

Recent graduate heads to New York to pursue dance career

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Chatman performs in MOVE!, For the Fallen Ones (2015). Photo by Daniel Cavazos.

When Johnny Chatman II (B.F.A., Dance, 2016) graduated last spring, he already had accepted invitations to join three dance companies. He’s currently living in New York and recently performed as a solo dancer at the U.S. Open as part of a social media campaign for Lavazza.  We caught up with him recently to ask about his experience in the Dance program and how it led him to his current career pathway.


Alumni Spotlight

Cassie Shankman to speak at SXSW 2017

Friday, October 21, 2016
Cassie Shankman

Cassie Shankman (B.A., Composition, 2013) will participate in a panel discussion at SXSW 2017 with her colleagues about Austin's Center for Music Therapy’s “Movement Tracks Project.” She’s worked for more than a year as the project’s lead composer.

James Walters celebrates a decade designing sets for ‘NCIS’

Monday, October 17, 2016
A headshot of James Walters

James Walters (B.F.A., Directing, 1969) continues his position as a set designer for CBS’s television series NCIS for a 14th season. He’s worked on the show since 2006.