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New York Seminar 2015 & PDTI

NYC Seminar 2015

The New York City Texas Exes and UT Colleges of Communication, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, and the School of Human Ecology present the 12th annual NYC Seminar.  Travel to New York over spring break to visit major cultural institutions, discover career options in performing or visual arts administration, and experience life in the Big Apple!  As part of the NYC Seminar, undergraduates will be able to participate in up to eight office visits, a welcome dinner with the New York City Texas Exes, and a networking reception with office visit hosts and New York City Texas Exes.

In the past, arts administration visits have included organizations such as the Lincoln Center, Public Theater, BMI, Americans for the Arts, chashama, The Guggenheim, Symphony Space, IMG Artists, Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall, Atlantic Theater, Roundabout Theater and Museum of Arts and Design.  Attendees will also have time for individual meetings and interviews at the conclusion of the NYC Seminar.

To learn more, visit an information session on Wednesday, November 5, 12:30-1:30 pm or on Thursday, November 13, 5-6 pm. Please RSVP on our calendar.

In addition, the College of Fine Arts has graciously provided 10, $500 travel grants for the New York Seminar 2015.  For information on how to apply click here. The deadline is Friday, November 21.

The Professional Development Travel Initiative (PDTI) provides financial support for short-term (4 - 6 day), group travel in North America. Grants are available to undergraduate students who major in one of the main academic ares of the College of Fine Arts, and wish to travel for professional development. The program provides up to $1,000 per student. For more information on how to apply, please visit the following link: http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/students/travel - Proposal deadline is November 22.

NYC Seminar 2015

NYC Seminar 2015NYC Seminar 2015

The New York City Texas Exes and UT Colleges of Communication, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, and the School of Human Ecology present the 12th annual NYC Seminar.  Travel to New York over spring break to visit major cultural institutions, discover career options in performing or visual arts administration, and experience life in the Big Apple!  As part of the NYC Seminar, undergraduates will be able to participate in up to eight office visits, a welcome dinner with the New York City Texas Exes, and a networking reception with office visit hosts and New York City Texas Exes.

In the past, arts administration visits have included organizations such as the Lincoln Center, Public Theater, BMI, Americans for the Arts, chashama, The Guggenheim, Symphony Space, IMG Artists, Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall, Atlantic Theater, Roundabout Theater and Museum of Arts and Design.  Attendees will also have time for individual meetings and interviews at the conclusion of the NYC Seminar. 

To learn more, visit an information session on Wednesday, November 5, 12:30-1:30 pm or on Thursday, November 13, 5-6 pm. Please RSVP on our
calendar.

In addition, the College of Fine Arts has graciously provided 10, $500 travel grants for the New York Seminar 2015.  For information on how to apply click here. The deadline is Friday, November 21.

Here’s what we’ve been up to this summer…

Fine Arts Career Services

The UT Fine Arts Career Services has had a busy summer and is excited to announce two big changes! The first of these is our new Fine Arts Works system. Through this system students and alumni can access pre-approved job and internship postings, search upcoming events, and much more. This database exclusively serves College of Fine Arts students and alumni.

*ALL current College of Fine Arts students can register for an account by using your EID for both your username and password to initiate login and registration. If you are alumni please contact FACS at 512.232.7333 or at facs@austin.utexas.edu to register for a new account.

Our second big change is one that directly affects all Fine Arts students. We are now the first college at UT-Austin to offer Integrated Advising! This means that beginning in the Fall Semester 2014, all students will meet with a career advisor two times during their academic career: at the beginning of their sophomore year and the second semester of their junior year. FACS will offer many exciting, new workshops and programs (including the New York Seminar) to help students complete this required advising. Please check our calendar to view opportunities and register.

*Note: You will be unable to lift your bar with an individual advising appointment the last week of the semester.

Fine Arts Career Services

Fine Arts Career Services (FACS) provides an array of services to help students and alumni realize the full potential of their education and experiences. Beginning in the Fall Semester 2014, all students will meet with a career advisor three times during their academic career: at the beginning of their sophomore year, the second semester of their junior year and the last semester of their senior year. In addition, students can speak with an advisor anytime for detailed feedback regarding their resumes, portfolios and application materials. Students also have access to available jobs and internships through resources such as Fine Arts Works. This database exclusively serves College of Fine Arts students and alumni as they explore professional opportunities and register for FACS' programming, including workshops, giving students greater insight into the dynamics of their field. This insight can be applied in the department's professional development course, FA 340, which helps students integrate their academic experiences with the practical experience of an internship.

As students consider their career options, FACS also conducts mock interviews for those preparing for job or graduate school interviews. These initiatives, in addition to FACS' annual NY Seminar exploring careers in arts administration for the visual and performing arts, enable students to create their own opportunities and pursue their goals.

Welcome to UT!

FACS Welcome to UTFACS Welcome to UTFine Arts Career Services welcomes the incoming class of 2018! FACS provides students with the professional skills needed to pursue a career in the arts and beyond. Beginning in the fall semester 2014, all students will meet with a career advisor three times during their academic career: at the beginning of their sophomore year, the second semester of their junior year and the last semester of their senior year. In addition, students can meet with an advisor at any time to receive detailed feedback regarding their resumes, portfolios and application materials, while learning of resources to identify available jobs and internships. FACS also hosts professional development workshops to give students greater insight into the dynamics of their chosen field. This insight can be applied in the department’s professional development course, FA 340, which helps students integrate their academic experiences with the practical experience of an internship.

FACS encourages students to consider the many career paths that various alumni have pursued, ranging from performance, graphic design and art education to marketing and nonprofit administration. As students consider their career options, FACS also conducts mock interviews for those preparing for job or graduate school interviews. These initiatives, in addition to FACS’ annual NY Seminar exploring careers in arts administration for the visual and performing arts, empower students and alumni as they realize the full potential of their education and experiences.

2014 New York Seminar

NY Seminar 2014 ParticipantsNY Seminar 2014 Participants

The 2014 New York Seminar was a smashing success! Over spring break, fifteen College of Fine Arts students traveled from Austin to Manhattan to participate in the seventh annual NY Seminar. The program highlighted careers in arts administration for both the visual and performing arts. Students visited a wide variety of arts institutions including Harlem, Stage, Big Apple Circus, Symphony Space, Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall, 2econd Stage, Magic Shop, BRIC, Socrates Sculpture Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, JP Morgan Chase, Aperture, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

At each institution, students met with arts administrators, were given an overview of the various job responsibilities employees held, and learned how their work contributed to the success of the organization. The most valuable aspect of the seminar was the insight gained by students.

During the visit, a vocal performance senior at UT's Butler School of Music shadowed Joseph Soucy, Associate, Artist Training Programs, at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Two students from the Dept. of Art & Art History applied to paid internships at Aperture.

The New York Seminar is hosted by the New York Texas Exes in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts Career Services (FACS) and several other colleges across the university. FACS would like to thank each organization and alumnus for generously donating his or her time and knowledge.

THE NEW YORK SEMINAR 2014

The 2014 New York Seminar, proudly hosted by Fine Arts Career Services, is taking place on Mon. March 10 - Wed. March 12, 2014. Program participants will gain valuable career related experience in the fields of Arts Administration for the Visual Arts and Arts Administration for the Performing Arts. During the 2014 seminar, participants will visit The Guggenheim Museum of Art, Aperture, Harlem Stage, Symphony Space, Big Apple Circus, BRIC, among others. Several events are centered around networking with UT Alumni who can provide invaluable advice on a wealth of career related topics.

Please direct all questions to Ann Paterra via email at apaterra@austin.utexas.edu or by phone at 512-232-7333. We hope to see you in New York this spring!

Going Global!

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Search for job openings and internship opportunities in countries around the world. Listings are updated daily! Additionally, Going Global career and employment resources include more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as:  job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups and cultural/interviewing advice.

Going Global may be accessed on-campus by Fine Arts students via Fine Arts Works under the "Going Global" tab.  To access Going Global off-campus, Fine Arts students must create a personal account. Go through Fine Arts Works and the "Going Global" tab as you would on campus.  Click [Create A Personal Account] in the upper right hand corner of the Going Global site and, using your utexas.edu or austin.utexas.edu email address, follow the directions onscreen. A new personal account must be established every 180 days.

NYC Seminar 2013

The New York Texas Exes and UT Colleges of Communication, Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, and the School of Human Ecology present the 11th annual NYC Seminar.  Travel to New York over spring break to visit major cultural institutions, discover career options in performing arts administration or visual arts administration, and experience life in the Big Apple!  As part of the NYC Seminar, undergraduates will be able to participate in up to eight office visits, a welcome dinner with the New York Texas Exes, and a networking reception with office visit hosts and New York Texas Exes.

In the past, arts administration visits have included organizations such as the Lincoln Center, Public Theater, BMI, Americans for the Arts, chashama, the Guggenheim, Symphony Space, IMG Artists, and Museum of Arts and Design.  Attendees will also have time for individual meetings and interviews at the conclusion of the NYC Seminar. 

Get more information at http://www.newyorktexasexes.org/seminar/

Register by January 18th in order to secure a discounted price. Also, apply by January 18th for one New York Texas Exes' grants.  Visit http://www.newyorktexasexes.org/seminar/grantapp for more information.  

In addition, the College of Fine Arts has graciously provided 10 $500 travel grants for the New York Seminar 2013.  Please find the application materials here.  The deadline is Friday, January 25th by 4pm, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply early.  Please contact Ann Paterra at apaterra@austin.utexas.edu with any questions.

Alley Theatre Internships

Join the Tony-winning Alley Theatre for a hands-on internship and kick-start your theatre career.

In the summer and part-time program, internships are offered in a number of areas, including arts administration, lighting, sound and technical direction.  Summer candidates must commit full-time for twelve weeks between May and August, while part-time candidates should commit 25 hours a week for any time of the year.  Alley also offers the Fitzpatrick Internship to engage students in the multifaceted demands of professional theatre under the guidance of experienced directors.  Fitzpatrick interns will commit full-time for 15 consecutive weeks between January and April; a weekly stipend is included with this internship.  Academic credit is offered for all but Fitzpatrick internships.  

To apply to Alley Theatre Internships:

• Submit a statement of 250 words describing your areas of concentration, your expectations of the internship and how it relates to your career goals.

            • Your availability.

            • A current resume.

            • A photocopy of your driver’s license or photo ID.

            • Two letters of recommendation.

            • Persuasive writing sample (administrative positions only).

Theatre representatives will be present at the October 24th Arts Internship Fair, but be sure to have applied first! Visit alleytheatre.org/internships for more info.

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