Visual Arts Studies student takes second place in university research contest

Tuesday, November 22, 2016   |  School of Undergraduate Studies
an adult and child look at art on the wall while holding their hands in the air

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.

Theatre Alumnus finds longevity designing sets for NCIS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
James Walters poses for a photo next to Mark Harmon

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.

Music beyond the classroom: Students create opportunities through collaborative projects

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tetractys concert

Within the walls of the Butler School of Music, students tuck themselves into practice rooms for hours perfecting their artistry, then come together for ensemble rehearsals and group performances. But somewhere amid all that hard work, communities form and ideas emerge. And while this traditional form of music education is valuable, something just as important is taking place—students are collaborating off campus to create, learn and perform in settings completely separate from their studies.

Dance alumnus heads to New York to pursue dance career

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Chatman performs in MOVE!, For the Fallen Ones (2015). Photo by Daniel Cavazos.

When Johnny Chatman II left Austin last spring, he already had accepted invitations to join three dance companies. He’s currently living in New York and recently performed as a solo dancer at the U.S. Open as part of a social media campaign for Lavazza.  We caught up with him recently to ask about his experience in the Dance program and how it led him to his current career pathway.