Spotlight on Teaching

Visual Arts Studies student takes second place in university research contest

Tuesday, November 22, 2016   |  School of Undergraduate Studies
an adult and child look at art on the wall while holding their hands in the air

Julia Caswell, visual arts studies senior and Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-grad intern, took second place in the university’s Undergraduate Research Showdown, held Nov. 15 by the School of Undergraduate Studies. She presented her research into new strategies for digital engagement for museums through audio walks.

Art Education Professor Co-Edits New Book, Honored by Texas Art Education Association

Monday, October 24, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
Paul Bolin

Paul Bolin, assistant chair of the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Education Program, co-edited the book “Revitalizing History: Recognizing the Struggles, Lives and Achievements of African American and Women Art Educators.” Bolin and his co-editor Ami Kantawala were honored during a recent conference of the Texas Art Education Association.

Art Brownlow receives UT System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Art Brownlow

Art Brownlow (D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, 1994) was selected as a recipient of the University of Texas System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016. Brownlow has taught for over 30 years in higher education, currently as Professor of Music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

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.

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.”