A Look at 'What's Next' for the College of Fine Arts

Friday, November 20, 2015
Thomas Cardwell and Dashon Moore-Guidry

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.

Gig Referral Service Provides Real-World Opportunities for Student Musicians

Friday, November 20, 2015
Gig Referral Lee

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.

TPA Offers Hands-On Experience for Students

Friday, November 20, 2015
Students work at Texas Performing Arts. Photo by Rene Castro.

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. 

UTNT Offers Playwrights Production Opportunity

Friday, November 20, 2015
Bacha Bazi (Boy Play)

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."

Butler Alum Shines on Mother Falcon’s National Tour

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Mother Falcon photo by LeAnne Mueller

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.

On view in the Dean's Office: Designs of the Theatre

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Twelfth Night

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.