The dance studies senior from Mansfield, Texas didn’t always have his sights set on the big stage. A first-generation college student, Olayiwola originally came to UT Austin to study computer science, but it wasn’t until he aced his first computer science classes that he realized it wasn’t his dream.
College of Fine Arts News
The rush of sound from the composition “Dharma at Big Sur” is, for violinist Sean Riley, like the coastal waves it was inspired by. The music performance graduate student was determined to play it. The only problem — it wasn’t written for his 240-year-old acoustic violin, but a six-string electric.
Faculty member Kirk Lynn will be inducted into one of the most prestigious literary organizations in the state, the Texas Institute of Letters, this April, alongside Willie Nelson, novelist Bret Anthony Johnston and screenwriter Richard Linklater.
José Parlá’s “Amistad América", a 4,000 square foot artwork installation, is now permanently housed in UT's new Rowling Hall.
A replica of the Codex Borgia, one of the few surviving books of the Aztecs, is on display at the VAC.
A replica of the Codex Borgia, which is on display at the Visual Arts Center through Feb. 23, contains illustrated examples of the relationships between people, the environment and religion in the period before and during the Spanish Conquest.
Recognizing her work on the new musical KPOP, Jeanette Yew is the recipient of the 2017 Lit Design Award. LIT (Light in Theory) celebrates the creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and application.
Lorenzo, Assistant Dean for UT's School of Design and Creative Technologies, is recognized as a top innovator in Texas for her leading role in the design-thinking movement.
Trenton Doyle Hancock to Join UT Austin Department of Art and Art History as Spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence
The residency is supported by an endowment for the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Visiting Chair. Hancock will be given dedicated time and space for creating new work at UT Austin and will also engage with students through two public lectures, studio visits and seminars.
Professor Christina Bain was selected to serve on the editorial review board of Arts journal. Bain joins a diverse board of colleagues in fields ranging from Semiotics to Information Science, Art History to Media Studies and Design.
Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner Jennifer Higdon named winner of 2018-2019 Eddie Medora King Award
Higdon is the recipient of a $50,000 prize given every two years for achieved excellence in original music composition.