The Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $2.17 million grant from the Moody Foundation to create "UT3D," the first comprehensive 3-D production curriculum in the country.
Located at the northeast corner of Dean Keeton and Guadalupe streets, the $54.8 million Belo Center provides interactive classrooms and meeting space for more than 4,200 students in the college and houses the adjacent KUT Public Media Studios. The Belo Center includes lecture halls, auditoriums, student offices and meeting rooms, as well as spaces for film screenings and conferences for all college departments.
Paul Stekler, a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker known for his films about American politics, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film. The George Christian Centennial Professor in Communication, Stekler has taught documentary film production at The University of Texas at Austin since 1997. He becomes the first working filmmaker to head the prestigious… » Continue Reading
On Feb. 22, millions of movie lovers will tune into the 81st annual Academy Awards broadcast to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking. Researchers, filmmakers and film industry experts at The University of Texas at Austin are available to comment on every aspect of filmmaking, from the… » Continue Reading
"Trouble the Water," the documentary feature film shot by Radio-TV-Film alumnus P.J. Raval (MFA '04), has been nominated for an Oscar.
College of Communication Receives More than $1.5 Million for Chair in Entertainment Studies and Student Creativity Fund
The College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin has received more than $1.5 million from the Cain Foundation to endow the Wofford Denius Chair in Entertainment Studies and establish a Creativity Fund to support graduate and undergraduate student work in filmmaking, digital narrative, music videos, photojournalism and visual advertising.
Media scholars, fans, critics, activists and industry professionals will gather at the 2008 Flow Conference on The University of Texas at Austin campus Oct. 9-11 to discuss some of the crucial issues related to television, media culture and scholarship.