In Susan Rather’s newest art history course, students learn the observation skills of art historians and how those skills can be applied in practicing medicine.
A guide to books published by College of Fine Arts faculty during the 2016-17 academic year.
Over three decades, Michael Gillespie has continued to paint and follow the ambitions that inspired him to study studio art.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan is busy these days. The film Hacksaw Ridge, co-written by Schenkkan and directed by Mel Gibson, has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The Great Society, the follow-up to the Tony Award-winning All the Way about President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s time in the White House, is currently enjoying its Texas premiere in a production at the Zach Theatre in Austin. And Schenkkan has his hands in multiple ongoing projects, both in film and theatre. We caught up with him recently to learn more about his work and creative process.
Studio art alumnus Woody Green discusses the journey that led him from sculpture to earning a place in the inaugural class of University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School. Now he uses his creativity and visual thought process to prepare for a career as a doctor.
Three students discuss their final projects for a unique musicology research course in the Butler School of Music.
Meet the three students—representing each of the college’s three academic units—who earned recognition during this December commencement ceremony.
Julia Caswell, visual arts studies senior and Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-grad intern, took second place in the university’s Undergraduate Research Showdown, held Nov. 15 by the School of Undergraduate Studies. She presented her research into new strategies for digital engagement for museums through audio walks.
James Walters has spent nearly 40 years working in set design in Los Angeles. For the past decade, he’s enjoyed the stability of working on NCIS—a popular crime drama in its 14th season.
Internationally recognized opera center maintains reputation through building bonds, trust with students
The Butler Opera Center is known for its talented students and compelling performances. Go behind the glittering costumes to see the hard work and collaboration that goes into ensuring students’ success while in school and beyond graduation.