Doug Dempster

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.

Video: College hosts “Designing an Arts College for the Future” at SXSW

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Dancers perform as part of "Reflective Impulse" at SXSW

The College of Fine Arts recently had the opportunity to highlight some of our new and evolving programs at SXSW this month. The University of Texas hosted their second “UT Live” event this year at 3Ten ACL Live. The college participated with the program “Designing an Arts College for the Future,” which covered how the college is evolving and shared the work of two graduate students.

Come and Make It

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A 3D printed statue of a T-rex skill with a unicorn horn

New technology available in The Foundry is sparking creativity and expanding opportunity.

Dean's Letter: Fall 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Dean Doug Dempster

Dean Doug Dempster discusses the what's next for the College of Fine Arts in the fall of 2016.

Maker Space to Support New Program, Creativity in the Library

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Foundry will support students in the new Arts and Entertainment Technologies major.

The University of Texas Libraries and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin are launching a new productivity space that will allow users to take ideas and turn them into reality. “The Foundry,” a new maker space set to open in the Fine Arts Library (FAL), will provide tools for pursuing creative impulses and ideas within a space where students can gather to create independently or collaboratively.

Grant Supports Creation of Makerspace in Fine Arts Library

Thursday, October 29, 2015
The University of Texas Libraries hosts a maker demonstration event at the The Perry-Castañeda Library on campus. A creative makerspace is expected to open in the Fine Arts Library in fall 2016. Photo courtesy of University of Texas Libraries.

The Hearst Foundations have awarded a $200,000 grant to the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the College of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin to help create a common makerspace — called the Foundry — where students can create 3-D objects, videos, apps and other creative projects in the digital arts.

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