Department of Art and Art History Design

Carma Gorman elected to the CAA Board of Directors

Mon. February 8, 2016

woman in black blazer and pink top poses for photo
 

Carma Gorman was elected to the CAA Board of Directors. Gorman will serve from 2016–2020.

James Walker featured on Communication Arts' FRESH

Thu. February 4, 2016

James Walker included in Bells and Whistles: Printing With Special Effects

Fri. December 11, 2015

photograph of book with graphic design
 

Work by lecturer James Walker is included in Bells and Whistles: Printing with Special Effects (Gingko Press, 2015).

Design Institute for Health Research Fellowships available to M.F.A. Design students in fall 2016

Tue. December 1, 2015

night image of burnt orange tower
Photo by Marsha Miller.

The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin announces two Design Institute for Health Research Fellowships open to graduate students entering the M.F.A. Design program in the Department of Art and Art History in fall 2016. Fellowship awards include:

  • Full tuition and health insurance
  • Fellowship/work stipend of $25,000 per year
  • The opportunity to work with the university's Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and College of Fine Arts

Applicants to the M.F.A. Design program whose backgrounds and statements of intent suggest an interest in and aptitude for the field of healthcare design (broadly conceived to include the design of systems, services, devices and interactions) will automatically be considered for the fellowships; no separate application is required.

About the Department of Art and Art History
The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. It includes programs in Art Education, Art History, Design and Studio Art. The M.F.A. Design program’s cohorts of four to seven students work closely with faculty in small classes with individualized instruction. Drawing on the extensive resources of a tier one, comprehensive research university, the program allows self-directed students the opportunity to tailor their coursework to pursue an area of academic concentration and to focus on graphics, objects, interactions, systems and/or services.

About the Design Institute for Health
The Design Institute for Health (DIH) is a first-of-its-kind initiative applying a creative design-based approach to the nation’s health care challenges and rapidly integrating that perspective into medical education and new community health programs in Central Texas. The DIH is a collaboration between the Dell Medical School and College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin and is a resource to the community. The DIH works across Austin’s new medical district with invested stakeholders on projects to meaningfully change health experiences and reimagine care delivery. The institute is 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.
 

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