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Poster for the play Colossal

Congratulations to Theatre & Dance Alumni recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards.

The Washington Post

Will Davis (M.F.A. in Directing '13) received Outstanding Director of a Play - HAYES Production and Andrew Hinderaker (M.F.A. in Theatre '13) was honored with The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical for COLOSSAL. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stacey Chang and Beto Lopez

Design Institute for Health brings creativity to health ecosystem

The Design Institute for Health is a first-of-its-kind institution dedicated to applying design thinking and creative solutions to the nation’s health care challenges – and integrating that perspective into medical education and community health programs. The Design Institute for Health is a collaboration between the new Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and will be led by two veterans of the internationally-recognized design firm IDEO: Stacey Chang, IDEO's former managing director of health and wellness, and Beto Lopez, former head of systems design at IDEO and a UT Austin alumnus.


Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015

Monochrome for Austin Sculpture

Nancy Rubins’ ‘Monochrome for Austin’ an elegant monument for UT

Austin American Statesman

A bouquet of aluminum canoes and boats blossoms over a busy pedestrian intersection on the University of Texas campus. Called “Monochrome for Austin,” the sculpture by Nancy Rubins stands 50 feet tall and stretches about as wide. Commissioned by UT’s public art program, Landmarks, it is now the largest sculpture on the UT campus.

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Casey Reas painting

Five Great UT Artistic Landmarks


Spend any time on the Forty Acres, and you’ll find yourself encountering some rather extraordinary art, even if you don’t seek it out — and often without setting foot inside a building. That’s due in large part to Landmarks, the university’s public art program that launched in 2008.

Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stacey Chang

Discoveries in Art and Health: UT’s College of Fine Arts Announces Guest Residencies for Spring 2015

The College of Fine Arts (COFA) at The University of Texas at Austin will offer three opportunities this spring for members of the university and the health community to attend lectures by noted speakers on issues illuminating connections among the arts, innovative thinking and healthcare.

Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Oscar G. Brockett Center and American Theatre Magazine are Editorial Partners

Texas Theatre & Dance

The Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism has been invited to partner with American Theatre magazine to produce the monthly feature “Almanac,” an editorial highlighting historical information and significant anniversaries.

Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 Grammy for Best Choral Performance awarded to Mela Dailey and Conspirare Company


Soloist Mela Dailey (M. Music, 2003), won a Grammy last night for Best Choral Performance as part of the ensemble The Conspirare Symphonic Choir and their performance of “The Sacred Spirit of Russia.” Dailey is a faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Dance as well as a Butler School alumna.

Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015

Actor Steven Epp in Refugia

Finding Refuge

The Austin Chronicle

UT Theatre students cross borders with the acclaimed artists of the Moving Company in Refugia.

Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014

The Austin Chronicle

The College of Fine Arts is pleased to congratulate the Butler School of Music on this well-deserved recognition.

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015

Alumnus Luke Leonard (M.F.A. Directing ‘10)

Alumnus Luke Leonard Brings“Bum Phillips All-American Opera” to the stage

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance

Alumnus Luke Leonard (M.F.A. Directing ‘10) has brought the history of O.A. “Bum” Philips, coach of the Houston Oilers from 1975-1980 and father of former Dallas Cowboy’s coach Wade Phillips, to life in a new work of that premiered earlier this year.

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014