Spotlight on Teaching

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.

Art Education Professor Co-Edits New Book, Honored by Texas Art Education Association

Monday, October 24, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
Paul Bolin

Paul Bolin, assistant chair of the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Education Program, co-edited the book “Revitalizing History: Recognizing the Struggles, Lives and Achievements of African American and Women Art Educators.” Bolin and his co-editor Ami Kantawala were honored during a recent conference of the Texas Art Education Association.

Art Brownlow receives UT System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Art Brownlow

Art Brownlow (D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, 1994) was selected as a recipient of the University of Texas System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016. Brownlow has taught for over 30 years in higher education, currently as Professor of Music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

Fine Arts Offers Course on Integrating Arts in the Classroom

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Students collaboratively define What is arts integration...through words, symbols and images in the Graffiti Dialogue activity. Photos by Heidi Powell.

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 Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative: Teaching the Basic Vocabulary of Digital Media

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Digital Story Telling. Photo by AISD and Yesenia Harrington.

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.