College of Fine Arts News

VR Projects Get Real at AET Showcase

Monday, May 14, 2018   |  The Austin American-Statesman
a woman wears a virtual reality headset at the AET showcase

Students from the UT Austin's Arts and Entertainment Technologies department of the School of Design and Creative Technologies held their AET Showcase, featuring five years of student-designed games and videos.

Four Students To Be Highlighted at Spring Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
four student images

This spring, the College of Fine Arts will highlight four outstanding students at the upcoming spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 18. These students were selected by the chairs of their respective departments as examples of excellence in the college.

Faculty Member Lisa B. Thompson Named One of "The Texas Ten"

Tuesday, May 8, 2018   |  The Alcalde
Lisa thompson

Associate professor Lisa B. Thompson (Performance as Public Practice) has been named one of "The Texas Ten" by The Alcalde, awarded to those nominated by alumni as their favorite faculty members from their time on the Forty Acres. 

UT System Regents Honor Top Student Musicians

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
black and white photo of Henry Johnston

The Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards program was established in 2012 to recognize and foster excellence in student performance. The awards vary each year and commend students at UT institutions excelling in one of three disciplines: musical arts, visual arts and creative writing.This year’s recipients are Henry Johnston, a classical guitar student at UT Austin, and The Prophets, a trumpet ensemble at UT El Paso composed of students Jacob Aun, Elijah Ontiveros, Juan Pablo Palacios, Isaac Ponce and Paul Reid.

Senior Design Exhibition "Catalyst" Encourages Conversation for Change

Thursday, April 26, 2018   |  The Daily Texan
an image of the Senior Design Exhibition that features a yellow wall with pictures of women, with the words "bold brows" "deep pigment" "dark circles" and "thick tresses"

“Catalyst,” the Senior Design exhibition on display at the Visual Arts Center at UT, features the work of 12 seniors from the School of Design and Creative Technologies. The exhibit is the product of these artists’ yearlong endeavors to gather information, create solutions to problems that resonate with them, and generate physical works that catalyze conversation and social change.

Dance Staying Woke: Charles O. Anderson's Choreography Bears Witness

Thursday, April 26, 2018   |  Sightlines Magazine
an image from the dance performance (Re)current Unrest where people are wearing dark cloaks with white crosses on the face masks

Sightlines sits down with Charles O. Anderson, head of the Dance Program at the University of Texas, associate professor of African Diaspora Dance Studies, and artistic director of Charles O. Anderson Dance Projects (formerly Dance Theatre X) an afro-contemporary dance theatre company to talk about his work, (Re)Current Unrest, which premiered at the FuseBox Festival 2018.

Composer Nina C. Young to Join Butler School of Music Faculty

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Nina Young is wearing a purple shirt with lavender colored hair

The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the hire of Nina C. Young as Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of the Electronic Music Studios. Her contract will begin with the 2018-2019 academic year.

UT Mariachi Director Ezekiel "Zeke" Castro to Retire

Tuesday, April 24, 2018   |  The Daily Texan
UT Mariachi Director Ezekiel Castro playing the violin

UT Mariachi Director Ezekiel Castro will retire after joining the faculty of the Butler School of Music 7 years ago. Castro began playing the violin through the UT Junior String Project, and when he began his studies at UT in 1948, he transitioned to viola. He joined the UT Viola Ensemble and the group traveled the country, performing at Yale and Carnegie Hall in 1958.