Dean Doug Dempster's letter for the Fall 2017 issue of Arts Next magazine outlines the drive behind the launch of the new School of Design and Creative Technologies.
To prepare students to become working actors, the Department of Theatre and Dance is offered B.F.A. in Acting students the opportunity to spend their final semester in Los Angeles. The inaugural cohort discussed the benefits of learning the ropes in L.A., while still a Longhorn.
Meet Ajinkya Barve and Eric Zimmerman, two M.F.A. candidates in Design with fellowships with the Design Institute for Health, a partnership between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School.
The Butler School of Music's Rainwater Fund for American Music, a newly established $5 million endowment created by the late UT alumnus Richard E. Rainwater (B.A., Mathematics, 1966), a Fort Worth investor and fund adviser, is funding a crop of inspiring research and innovation among music students to include 3-D printed six-string electric violin.
When Thomas Glassford (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1988) moved to Mexico City to set up a practice in the early 1990s, he never dreamed he’d still be there nearly three decades later.
“Mexico City is a massive city with an enormous historical footprint—it's the oldest colonial city in the New World—so of course it's a huge amount of history to tap into,” said Glassford when asked about what’s kept him there so long. “I think more than anything it's just the fact that I've been here and created a home here and an exchange.”
In a trip designed to strengthen existing ties and build new relationships, College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster and UT Provost and Executive Vice President Maurie McInnis traveled to Mexico City in late August.
Laura Gonzalez, a costume design junior in the Department of Theatre and Dance, describes her internship-filled summer and what it was like to design for a department production while just a sophomore.
A group of Art Education graduate students traveled to Guatemala to participate in community art-making as part of Easter Holy Week celebrations.
After more than a year, the Department of Art and Art History celebrated the completed renovation of its digital photography lab thanks to a donation from the Goyanes Family Foundation.
The College of Fine Arts will recognize three undergraduate students for excellence during their time at UT Austin.