College of Fine Arts News
College of Fine Arts Faculty Collaborate with Radio-Television-Film to Create Practical Special Effects Class
University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance lecturers J.E. Johnson and Karen Maness worked with Ben Bays and Deepak Chetty, both faculty in the Department of Radio-Television-Film, to create a practical special effects class.
Landmarks, UT’s public art program, has announced “Songs in the Skyspace,” a Sunday evening series beginning Sept. 15 that features a cappella and classical guitar concerts. The concerts will feature musicians and ensembles from UT as well as those from the greater community.
The concerts are free, but given the intimate size of “The Color Inside,” reservations are required. You can make reservations at turrell.utexas.edu
The Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin announced the appointment of Dr. Tamara Sanikidze as the first woman director of the Butler Opera Center January 2019. Opera News met with her to discuss the performance opportunities guaranteed to singers in the Opera Performance program, and the unique approach that makes training in opera at Butler different from training at other schools and conservatories.
Associate Professor KJ Sanchez at the Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Fine Arts has won the Creative Research Award from the Office of the Vice President of Research for her breathtaking record of creative research accomplishments during 2018, including three world premieres at three different renown venues: (dis)placed at the Guthrie Theatre, Grandma’s Empanadas at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre,Cincinnati King at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, as well as her directorial role in Quixote Nuevo, and the world premiere of Knyum.
Bob Bursey, a Tony Award-winning producer who has helped organize more than 100 new productions in music, theater and dance has been appointed executive director of Texas Performing Arts, the performing arts presenting organization of The University of Texas at Austin.
The Austin Chronicle reports on Tony-award winner Bob Bursey being named executive director of Texas Performing Arts.
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The College of Fine Arts is a comprehensive arts college that includes the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Theatre and Dance, the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Butler School of Music. We also encompass Texas Performing Arts and Landmarks, UT’s public art program. Our faculty, students and staff are engaged in thoughtful, creative and interesting endeavors everyday; help us tell their stories!
A list of University of Texas College of Fine Arts faculty and leadership-led panels submitted for the SXSW and SXSW EDU 2019 panel picker.
University of Texas Studio Art Professor Beili Liu's art installation is included in the acclaimed dance drama Under Siege, a China National Arts Fund supported project that has toured across the globe many times and is expected to make its U.S. premiere at New York's Lincoln Center on Aug. 8, with three stagings through Aug. 10.