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.

Dean's Letter: Fall 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Dean Doug Dempster

Dean Doug Dempster discusses the what's next for the College of Fine Arts in the fall of 2016.

Thinking Design: Campus collaborations bring design to the forefront of college initiatives

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Design feature

As design claims a seat at the table in industries such as business, health care, computer science and customer service, the College of Fine Arts is adapting to meet demand. It expects to double or
triple enrollment in the Department of Art and Art History’s undergraduate design programs over the next three to five years. The year-old Design Institute for Health,
a joint venture with the Dell Medical School, is using
 design methodology to revolutionize the way health care 
is delivered, and the newly launched Center for Integrated Design brings together faculty and administrators from seven colleges and programs at UT to foster opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning and collaboration through of design thinking.