Welcome alumni! 

Our alumni are an important part of the College of Fine Arts community. Please stay in touch by updating your contact information and sending us your news. Check out what your fellow alums are up to in our Alumni Spotlight section. If you're nearby, stop by to say hello, and while you're here, support current students by coming to one of their many performances, exhibitions and events.

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Feature Stories

A Q&A With Actress and Producer Felicia Day

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Felicia Day

Actress, producer and entrepreneur Felicia Day was recently honored with the College of Fine Arts’ E. William Doty Young Alumna Award. While Day received her degree in math from UT, she attended UT on a full violin scholarship, took dance classes in the Department of Theatre and Dance and starred in multiple productions in the department. Director of Communications Alicia Dietrich spoke with Day about her career and creative projects. 

At the Frontlines: Alumna Jade Partain

Friday, February 1, 2019   |  Department of Art and Art History
Jade Partain working with an art student

UT alumna Jade Partain whose commitment to her students was cultivated during her time at The University of Texas at Austin in her Visual Art Studies degree, teaches art for students in 9th-12th grade at West Adams Preparatory High School in Los Angeles, California as part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Alumni Spotlight

Natalia Anciso's artwork featured on cover of Meditacion Fronterize: Poems of Love, Life and Labor

Tuesday, April 16, 2019   |  University of Arizona Press
Natalia artwork

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) has original artwork featured on the cover of the forthcoming book, Meditacion Fronteriza: Poems of Love, Life and Labor (University of Arizona Press), written by renowned writer and scholar Norma Elia Cantú, Professor of Humanities at Trinity University and Professor Emeritus at UTSA. The book is a collection of poems that explore life in the Texas-Mexico borderlands and are a "celebration of culture, tradition and creativity that navigates themes of love, solidarity and political transformation." 

Alan E. Hicks Awarded Craig Noel Award

Monday, April 15, 2019   |  Broadway World
Alan Hicks

Alan E. Hicks (D.M.A., Voice and Opera, 2009) was awarded the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Special Event by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for his production, All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. He will also join the faculty of the Music Academy International (Primiero, Italy) this summer as the stage director for La Clemenza Di Tito. Photo by Valerie Durham.

Kim Perlak Discusses Performance, Pedagogy and her UT Doctoral Research in American Music on Sounds of Berklee Podcast

Monday, April 15, 2019   |  Sounds of Berklee Podcast
Kim Perlak

Kim Perlak (D.M.A., Guitar, 2008) discusses performance, pedagogy, the department at Berklee and her doctoral research in American music at the University of Texas at Austin on the Sounds of Berklee podcast. Perlak is Chair of the Guitar department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and joined Berklee in 2013 as assistant chair. She is the first woman to chair the department since the college added guitar as a principal instrument in 1962.