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.

Studio Art graduate students join with visiting schools on new VAC exhibition

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   |  The Daily Texan
Art hangs on a white wall

In the current Visual Arts Center exhibition, “Room before,” graduate studio art students from the Department of Art and Art History teamed up with their peers at six other universities. The Daily Texan explores the work, which is on view through Dec. 9.

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.

Art History professor participates in online debate over Viking clothing

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   |  The Atlantic

Stephennie Mulder, Art History associate professor, challenged recent articles about Viking clothing research by turning to Twitter. The Atlantic looks into the ramifications of the debate and the significance of this ancient clothing on current events in America.

IBM and UT Austin’s College of Fine Arts Join Forces to Create a Design Thinking Curriculum to Prepare Students for the Creative Jobs of the Future

Thursday, October 26, 2017   |  School of Design and Creative Technologies
Doreen Lorenzo works with Design students in wkrm.

IBM and UT have formed a classroom collaboration to teach design thinking to University of Texas undergraduates. IBM and UT’s first project is a course called “Radical Collaboration,” hosted by IBM and offered by the UT Center for Integrated Design within the newly launched School of Design and Creative Technologies. “Radical Collaboration” is a three-hour course offered to 24 University of Texas undergraduates from colleges across campus. Students are led through a rigorous semester-long design thinking training program taught by IBM designers at the IBM Design Studios in North Austin.