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Hy Hetherington

Read Hy Hetherington’s Commencement Speech

Department of Theatre and Dance

Entrepreneur and alumnus Hy Hetherington addressed 2015 College of Fine Arts at the spring commencement ceremony. The text from his speech is now available online.

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Theater Professors Honored for Teaching Excellence

Department of Theatre and Dance

Performance as Public Practice faculty members Dr. Charlotte Canning and Dr. Andrew Carlson have been named the recipients of the 2015 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Awards.

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Patterns of shapes and colors.

Landmarks Projects Garner Awards


Americans for the Arts recognizes Casey Reas' A Mathematical Theory of Communication in the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program for 2014, and the Austin Critics Table Awards honors Monochrome for Austin by Nancy Rubins.

Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Interview With Theatre and Dance Alumnus, Tommy Tune

Department of Theatre and Dance

Tommy Tune (B.F.A. Drama, 1961) sits down to discuss his illustrious career and receiving a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre

Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Photograph of Zeke Castro

'El Rey' of mariachi music

Austin American Statesman

Mariachi master and UT Alumni, Zeke Castro helped launch the first mariachi music classes in Austin in 1980. He has inspired generations of students and leads Mariachi Paredes, the mariachi ensemble at Butler School of Music.   

Posted: Monday, June 1, 2015

What Does Design Have To Do With Health?

Dell Medical School

Stacey Chang, Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, shares in a guest column how design can improve health care. The institute is a partnership between the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts.

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Guests test games created by students as part of their capPhoto by Sandy Carson.

Game and Mobile Media Applications Program Recognized in Rankings

UT Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program was recognized as one of the top schools in the country for game design and development. Animation Career Review, an organization for aspiring animation and game design professionals, ranked the GAMMA Program No. 17.

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Photo of Katie Dawson

Katie Dawson Honored with COFA Distinguished Teaching Award

Texas Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Katie Dawson has been named the recipient of the 2015 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award. The college’s most prestigious teaching accolade, Dawson’s contributions as an educator and scholar were formally recognized at the College of Fine Arts spring commencement ceremony. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Photograph of Stephen Gerald

In Memoriam: Stephen Gerald

Texas Theatre and Dance

Stephen Gerald, Department of Theatre and Dance associate professor of acting, globalist theatre practitioner and scholar passed away May 20, 2015.

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stephennie Mulder

BBC: Up All Night


Associate Professor of Art History Stephennie Mulder speaks with the BBC about the threat ISIS poses to Palmyra, one of the great archeological treasures in the Middle East. (Her interview starts at the 20-min mark.)

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015