College of Fine Arts News

Industry and Academic Veteran Kate Canales Joins College of Fine Arts as New Chair of the Department of Design

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   |  School of Design and Creative Technologies
Kate Canales

he College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin today announced the hire of a new chair of the Department of Design in the School of Design and Creative Technologies. Kate Canales comes to the Department of Design from Southern Methodist University (SMU) where she serves as Director of Design and Innovation Programs and a Clinical Professor in the Lyle School of Engineering. Canales will assume the role July 1.

Design creates new patient experiences at Dell Medical School clinics

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   |  Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare goes inside the new clinics at the Dell Medical School’s Health Transformation Building. These newly designed patient spaces were created by the Design Institute for Health, a partnership between the medical school and the College of Fine Arts.

Kristin Lucas asks art-goers to 'Dance with flARmingos' in a mixed reality mating ritual

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   |  Engadget
Flamingos walking around

Engadget presents a multilayered installation from artist Kristin Lucas, assistant professor of studio art in the Department of Art and Art History, that allows people to step into the reality of flamingos. Lucas’s “Dance with flARmingos” is in development as part of her residency at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York.

IBM gives students hands-on design experience

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   |  The Daily Texan

The Daily Texan highlights a collaboration between IBM and the new School of Design and Creative Technologies. The “Radical Collaboration @ IBM” course is held at IBM Design Studios and gives students hands-on experience working with professional designers on real projects.