Development Executive Director Sondra Lomax writes about arts education and teacher training in the College of Fine Arts.
Spotlight on Teaching
Launched in fall 2013, Arts Integration for Multidisciplinary Connections is an arts-based course taught by four co-instructors who represent each of the art forms: dance, music, theatre arts and visual arts. Approximately 40 undergraduates from the College of Education and other disciplines complete the course each semester.
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.
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.
The College of Fine Arts created the Fine Arts Student Teaching Travel Grants (FASTT) in 2010 to enable students in arts education and studies to complete their student teaching outside Austin in Title 1 low-income schools in diverse settings to explore culturally responsive arts education.