The Butler School of Music’s online gig referral system serves the complementary goals of giving students the opportunity to support themselves with their talents and to provide that service to the Austin community. An updated system is expected to enhance the program in the next year.
Texas Performing Arts is well known for hosting large-scale productions, but its student employment program is equally as impressive. This semester TPA employed about 80 students to work throughout its departments.
UT New Theatre is an annual showcase of selected capstone projects from third-year playwrights in the M.F.A. Playwriting Program. One alumna said the experience was the first time she "felt like a real playwright."
Students Network with Visual and Performing Arts Professionals in NYC and D.C. Through Seminar Program
Landing that first post-college job can have a lot to do with building relationships within an industry. Fine Arts Career Services is helping students network through seminars to New York City and Washington, D.C.
College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster discusses professional development initiatives within the college.
Executive Director for Development Sondra Lomax discusses how the College of Fine Arts is growing and adapting to the 21st century with new degrees and expanding opportunities for professional development.
Music alumna Diana Burgess joined Mother Falcon before graduating high school. Now fresh out of The University of Texas at Austin, the cellist is on tour with the indie-pop band to promote the release of their third album Good Luck Have Fun.
Before opening night, designers undertake a long process to create the visual aspects of the production the audience will see on stage. The scenery, lighting and costume design are meticulously planned by members of the creative team. Visit the Dean's Office to see the work of graduate students who work behind-the-scenes in the Department of Theatre and Dance's Design and Technology program. The collection includes theoretical projects from studio classes and realized designs for plays and dance concerts produced on campus, such as this semester's productions of The Diary of Anne Frank and The Wild Party.
Representatives from all three of the College of Fine Arts’ academic units traveled to the Rio Grande Valley in October to collaborate with high schools and programs to encourage more students to pursue higher education in the Fine Arts.
Landmarks, the university’s public art program, offers students the opportunity to learn more about its collection through its volunteer docent program.