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Kate Ducey Summer Selfie

How I Spent My Summer

The University of Texas campus was quiet over the summer, while students and faculty spent their time working on projects around the globe. The College of Fine Arts was no exception. Students and faculty from all three departments took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Here is a glimpse into what happens when classes end, and the fun begins.

Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ladonna Matchett at the Great Wall of China

How I Spent My Summer: Ladonna Matchett

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about Ladonna Matchett, who graduated in May with a B.F.A. in Dance and traveled to the Beijing Dance Festival in China.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How I Spent My Summer: Susan Mickey and Kelsey Vidic

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Department of Theatre and Dance Professor Susan Mickey and second-year M.F.A. Costume Design student Kelsey Vidic designed costumes for a Wisconsin production of Pride and Prejudice.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Drawing from Kate Ducey's travel  journal

How I Spent My Summer: Kate Ducey

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Kate Ducey, an M.F.A. student of Theatrical Design, worked with Sven Ortel on the opera Svadba, at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How I Spent My Summer: Sven Ortel

How I Spent My Summer: Sven Ortel

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Design and Technology Lecturer Sven Ortel provided video for the European premiere of the opera Svadba, at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in France and worked on the set of Mat Franco’s Magic Reinvented Nightly in Las Vegas.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cordova Quartet

How I Spent My Summer: Cordova Quartet

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. The Butler School of Music's Cordova Quartet was no exception. See how the four members of this young professional ensemble spent their summer vacation.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Nathaniel Brickens

How I Spent My Summer: Nathaniel Brickens

Summer break provides an opportunity for many faculty members and students to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn all about Nathaniel Brickens, trombone professor with the Butler School of Music, trip to Spain to participate in the International Trombone Festival.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anton Nel

How I Spent My Summer: Anton Nel

Summer break allows for College of Fine Arts faculty members and students to take their work beyond the campus to conduct research, teach seminars or experience a foreign country. Anton Nel, a piano professor in the Butler School of Music, taught and performed in Colorado at the Aspen Music Festival and School. 

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sonia Seeman

How I Spent My Summer: Sonia Seeman

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Butler School of Music Associate Professor Sonia Seeman participated in an education exchange in Pakistan.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Guggenheim Museum

How I Spent My Summer: Anyssa Flores

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. For Visual Art Studies Senior Anyssa Flores, the summer provided a chance to intern with one of New York City's famous art museums.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015