College of Fine Arts News

Award Winning Producer Speaks on Experiences in Hollywood

Tuesday, January 23, 2018   |  The Daily Texan
A black and white image of Debra Martin Chase, hollywood producer

Debra Martin Chase, award-winning producer of films such as “The Princess Diaries” and “The Cheetah Girls,” told UT students that she was motivated to create diverse roles for women because she didn’t see many people who looked like her on the screen.

UT Students Build 3D Violin in Fine Arts Library Maker Space

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sean Riley playing a 3D printed violin, which has a traditional violin neck but does not have the round hollowed body typical of violins

When violinist Sean Riley needed a 6-string violin to play John Adams, "The Dharma at Big Sur," he did what any innovative UT student would do. He collaborated with fellow students Daniel Goodwin and Rebecca Milton to build one. 

UT Libraries Co-Hosts National Conference on the Future of Libraries

Monday, January 8, 2018   |  University of Texas Libraries
a logo design for the UT Libraries conference. The design is light blue with orange squares and the words, "Rethink It 2018"

UT Libraries, in partnership with the Austin Public Library, the Austin Community College Library Services and other library partners in the region, bring together academic, public and K-12 librarians, administrators, technologists, architects, designers, furniture manufacturers and educators to collectively re-think the increasingly important role libraries play in the communities they serve.

the Austin Public Library and the Austin Community College Library Services, along with seven additional regional library partners.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards Texas Performing Arts $500,000 to support "The Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience"

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Performing Arts and Academic Collaborative

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin (TPA) to support The Power of Protest: Arts and Civil Disobedience, a series of performances, artists’ residencies, lectures, and community conversations over a three-year period through August 2021. This is the third award TPA has received from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2011, bringing total support of TPA programming to $1,350,000.