College of Fine Arts

New course expands horizons for first-year students in the Butler School of Music

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Andrew Dell’Antonio, professor of Musicology and associate dean for Undergraduate Studies and member of the College of Fine Arts Diversity Committee, and Robin Moore, professor of Ethnomusicology, penned an article about a new course for freshmen undergraduates in the Butler School of Music.

Andrew Dell’Antonio part of music and social justice project

Tuesday, October 17, 2017   |  University of Michigan Press
Andrew stands in front of a bookshelf

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Andrew Dell’Antonio is co-editor on a project with University of Michigan Press that is calling for submissions regarding music and social justice. The new series, Music and Social Justice, reaches across academic and trade presses to welcome projects that shine new light on familiar subjects such as protest songs, humanitarian artists, war and peace, community formation, cultural diplomacy, globalization and political resistance.

Q&A: Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation Jan Ryan

Thursday, October 12, 2017   |  School of Design and Creative Technologies
Jan Ryan, Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jan Ryan recently joined the College of Fine Arts in the newly created role of Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this Q&A, learn more about her new role and her vision for integrating entrepreneurship into the college and educating the next generation of creative leaders.

College appoints Industry-Recognized Serial Entrepreneur Jan Ryan as Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Jan Ryan

The College of Fine Arts announced that it has appointed Jan Ryan to the newly created position of Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A successful entrepreneur and passionate advocate for professional women in Texas, Ryan has joined UT to create a new entrepreneurship program for students in the college. Ryan will work closely with Dean Doug Dempster of the College of Fine Arts, Doreen Lorenzo, assistant dean of the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Fine Arts Career Services office to develop new courses and co-curricular programs that prepare students for 21st century creative careers.

Mexico City-based artist and alum Thomas Glassford mixes many cultural influences in his work

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Dean Doug Dempster visits with Thomas Glassford in Glassford's studio in Mexico City. Photo by Alicia Dietrich.

When Thomas Glassford (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1988) moved to Mexico City to set up a practice in the early 1990s, he never dreamed he’d still be there nearly three decades later.

“Mexico City is a massive city with an enormous historical footprint—it's the oldest colonial city in the New World—so of course it's a huge amount of history to tap into,” said Glassford when asked about what’s kept him there so long. “I think more than anything it's just the fact that I've been here and created a home here and an exchange.”

New School of Design and Creative Technologies launches in the College of Fine Arts

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Doreen Lorenzo works with Design students in wkrm.

In a move aimed to support the need for creative professionals in the business, nonprofit and government worlds, College of Fine Arts has created the School of Design and Creative Technologies. The new school will be led by design industry thought leader Doreen Lorenzo and will focus on educating students for creative professions in heavy demand across a wide range of industries.

Fine Arts announces two major arts commissions

Monday, August 7, 2017   |  Austin Chronicle
A mural in progress

The College of Fine Arts announced two major commissions set to come to campus in the coming years through Landmarks and the Butler Opera Center.

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