College of Fine Arts News

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.

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.

The Foundry: One year later

Thursday, October 5, 2017
An overhead image of The Foundry

On the one-year anniversary of The Foundry, The Daily Texan looked at updates made to makerspace to help students get better access to the creative technology equipment.

Two Fine Arts students announced as fall 2017 IE Kuhn Scholars

Friday, September 29, 2017   |  Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, UT-Austin
Headshots of both students edited next to each other

Two Fine Arts students were selected to participate in the fall 2017 Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Internship Program. Chanse Morris, music studies, and Mario A. Ramirez, dance studies, will both be paired with a mentor in their field of study and receive a $1,000 stipend.

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.

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