College of Fine Arts News

He came to study computer science, but his love for dance brought him to COFA

Thursday, February 1, 2018
A headshot of UT student Sam Olayiwola

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. 

Foundry Provides Students Tools to 3-D Print Six-String Violin

Wednesday, January 31, 2018   |  The Daily Texan
A photo of sean Riley playing a 3-D printed violin

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 Inducted Into the Texas Institute of Letters

Monday, January 29, 2018   |  Los Angeles Times
a black and white photo of Kirk Lynn

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.