Meet the three students—representing each of the college’s three academic units—who earned recognition during this December commencement ceremony.
Julia Caswell, visual arts studies senior and Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-grad intern, took second place in the university’s Undergraduate Research Showdown, held Nov. 15 by the School of Undergraduate Studies. She presented her research into new strategies for digital engagement for museums through audio walks.
James Walters has spent nearly 40 years working in set design in Los Angeles. For the past decade, he’s enjoyed the stability of working on NCIS—a popular crime drama in its 14th season.
Internationally recognized opera center maintains reputation through building bonds, trust with students
The Butler Opera Center is known for its talented students and compelling performances. Go behind the glittering costumes to see the hard work and collaboration that goes into ensuring students’ success while in school and beyond graduation.
With more than 13,000 Instagram followers, Dance alumna Kara Liotta is showcasing her dance education as a fitness model and through her ballet barre exercise classes one post at a time.
The Department of Theatre and Dance opens its 2016-17 season with In the Red and Brown Water, which brings together unique faculty collaborations while also providing opportunities in the classroom.
The theme of family emerges often among members of the Dance program. It’s a relatively small, but program and an intimate place where everyone knows your name, and faculty help prepare students for life after graduation.
Within the walls of the Butler School of Music, students tuck themselves into practice rooms for hours perfecting their artistry, then come together for ensemble rehearsals and group performances. But somewhere amid all that hard work, communities form and ideas emerge. And while this traditional form of music education is valuable, something just as important is taking place—students are collaborating off campus to create, learn and perform in settings completely separate from their studies.
When Johnny Chatman II left Austin 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.
Dean Doug Dempster discusses the what's next for the College of Fine Arts in the fall of 2016.