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 (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.
Dean Doug Dempster discusses the what's next for the College of Fine Arts in the fall of 2016.
As design claims a seat at the table in industries such as business, health care, computer science and customer service, the College of Fine Arts is adapting to meet demand. It expects to double or triple enrollment in the Department of Art and Art History’s undergraduate design programs over the next three to five years. The year-old Design Institute for Health, a joint venture with the Dell Medical School, is using design methodology to revolutionize the way health care is delivered, and the newly launched Center for Integrated Design brings together faculty and administrators from seven colleges and programs at UT to foster opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning and collaboration through of design thinking.
Studio Art student Jasmine Uy created this stop motion animation video for her AET 325 class, “2D Production Art,” with instructor Neal Daugherty. Below she explains her creative process on the project.
Scott Moore (D.M.A., Music, 2016) felt a calling to move to Buenos Aires, and following his instincts paid off. He’s now playing the viola at Teatro Colón, one of the world’s top concert venues.
Though a relatively young research program, the Center for Latin American Visual Studies has made a name for itself and The University of Texas at Austin as an intellectual community that expands and deepens our understanding of Latin American and Latino art in the U.S. and abroad.