How I Spent My Summer: Ann Johns

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ann Johns, far left, listens to Nick Purgett, an Art History sophomore, present at the Sala del Mappamondo in the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena.

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Art History Senior Lecturer Ann Johns took students to Italy one of the department's study-abroad programs.

How I Spent My Summer: Sven Ortel

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Cast photo in Theatre Jeu De Paume at the opera festival in Aix En Provence. Kate Ducey is second from the right, and Sven Ortel is third from left kneeling on the floor.

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Design and Technology Lecturer Sven Ortel provided video for the European premiere of the opera Svadba, at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France and worked on the set of Mat Franco’s Magic Reinvented Nightly in Las Vegas.

How I Spent My Summer: Cordova Quartet

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Cordova Quartet members during a hike in Banff, Canada.

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. The Butler School of Music's Cordova Quartet was no exception. See how the four members of this young professional ensemble spent their summer vacation.

Recent Graduate Honored for Work in the Classroom

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Shaun Lane, 2014 Student of the Year. Art Education. Photo by Lawrence Peart. The College of Fine Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust have formed the Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative to focus on integrating fi ne arts education and technology. The initia

Shawn Lane (B.F.A. Visual Arts Studies, 2014) was honored by The Texas Art Education Association as 2014 Student of Art Education in the Outstanding Art Educator Division.

New Scholarships Target AISD Students Majoring in the Arts at UT

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
AISD Performing Arts Center, designed by Pfluger Architects, with Miro Rivera Architects includes a 1,200-seat auditorium, a 250-seat black box theater, a 150-seat multipurpose room and a dance rehearsal space. Photo by Kelly Keys.

In January, the Austin ISD opened its new Performing Arts Center (PAC) in the heart of Austin’s Mueller development. Dean Douglas Dempster describes the PAC as an “extraordinary commitment to expanding educational opportunities for AISD’s students in the fine and performing arts.” 

College Hosts K-16 Fine Arts Summit

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Keynote address “Assessing Teacher Education Programs in the Fine Arts.” by Dr. Tim Miller. Photo by Sandy Carson.

On Saturday, January 24, Dean Douglas Dempster welcomed representatives from state agencies, school districts, colleges and universities, professional teachers’ associations and community arts organizations to The University of Texas at Austin to participate in the K-16 Fine Arts Education Summit.

Teaching Future Educators

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Dr. David O. Nilsson and Joseph Dailey, Theatre Studies student, at the 2012 Scholarship Luncheon. Photo by Sandy Carson

Development Executive Director Sondra Lomax writes about arts education and teacher training in the College of Fine Arts.

Fine Arts Offers Course on Integrating Arts in the Classroom

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Students collaboratively define What is arts integration...through words, symbols and images in the Graffiti Dialogue activity. Photos by Heidi Powell.

Launched in fall 2013, Arts Integration for Multidisciplinary Connections is an arts-based course taught by four co-instructors who represent each of the art forms: dance, music, theatre arts and visual arts. Approximately 40 undergraduates from the College of Education and other disciplines complete the course each semester.

The Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative: Teaching the Basic Vocabulary of Digital Media

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Digital Story Telling. Photo by AISD and Yesenia Harrington.

The College of Fine Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust have formed the Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative to focus on integrating fine arts education and technology. The initiative is a project-based, fine arts curricula for high school students that establishes the connection between traditional fine arts education and digital media.

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