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.
Spotlight on Teaching
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.
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.”
On Saturday, January 24, Dean Douglas Dempster welcomed representatives from state agencies, school districts, colleges and universities, professional teachers’ associations and community arts organizations to The University of Texas at Austin to participate in the K-16 Fine Arts Education Summit.