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.
Associate Professor Stephennie Mulder’s book on medieval Syrian shrines took the $10,000 top prize at the 2015 University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Awards. Announced Nov. 2, Mulder is the fifth recipient connected to the College of Fine Arts to receive the university-wide award.
Next spring the College of Fine Arts is encouraging students to attend class in their pajamas and use their cellphones to explore the world of art outside their Instagram feed. Department of Art and Art History Senior Lecturer Ann Johns is offering her popular class ARH 303, Survey of Renaissance Through (Post) Modern Art, as an interactive online course.
The Butler School of Music is represented by not one, but two alumni serving their country as arrangers for the Army Field Band: Sgt. 1st Class (promotable) Adrian Hernandez (B.M., Composition, 2004) and Sgt. 1st Class Paul White (M.M. 1999; D.M.A., Music, 2003) both work to create musical arrangements for the Washington, D.C.-based band.
The College of Fine Arts partnered with the university’s Office for Inclusion and Equity within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to offer four Inclusive Classrooms seminars for 50 graduate students to create spaces where diversity is encouraged and respected.
Between teaching classes and mentoring students, faculty members of the College of Fine Arts find the time to publish books covering a variety of subjects. Stop by the Dean’s Office to learn about 10 books published in the past year.
The UT Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program teaches undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin how to design and build games and playable mobile applications. The interdisciplinary certificate program draws students from the College of Fine Arts, the Computer Science Department in the College of Natural Sciences and the Radio-Television-Film Department who want to gain the skills needed to break into the booming gaming industry.