Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about Ladonna Matchett, who graduated in May with a B.F.A. in Dance and traveled to the Beijing Dance Festival in China.
Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Design and Technology Lecturer Sven Ortel provided video for the European premiere of the opera Svadba, at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France and worked on the set of Mat Franco’s Magic Reinvented Nightly in Las Vegas.
Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. The Butler School of Music's Cordova Quartet was no exception. See how the four members of this young professional ensemble spent their summer vacation.
Development Executive Director Sondra Lomax writes about arts education and teacher training in the College of Fine Arts.
Launched in fall 2013, Arts Integration for Multidisciplinary Connections is an arts-based course taught by four co-instructors who represent each of the art forms: dance, music, theatre arts and visual arts. Approximately 40 undergraduates from the College of Education and other disciplines complete the course each semester.
The College of Fine Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust have formed the Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative to focus on integrating fine arts education and technology. The initiative is a project-based, ﬁne arts curricula for high school students that establishes the connection between traditional ﬁne arts education and digital media.
Shawn Lane (B.F.A. Visual Arts Studies, 2014) was honored by The Texas Art Education Association as 2014 Student of Art Education in the Outstanding Art Educator Division.
The College of Fine Arts created the Fine Arts Student Teaching Travel Grants (FASTT) in 2010 to enable students in arts education and studies to complete their student teaching outside Austin in Title 1 low-income schools in diverse settings to explore culturally responsive arts education.
In January, the Austin ISD opened its new Performing Arts Center (PAC) in the heart of Austin’s Mueller development. Dean Douglas Dempster describes the PAC as an “extraordinary commitment to expanding educational opportunities for AISD’s students in the fine and performing arts.”
On Saturday, January 24, Dean Douglas Dempster welcomed representatives from state agencies, school districts, colleges and universities, professional teachers’ associations and community arts organizations to The University of Texas at Austin to participate in the K-16 Fine Arts Education Summit.