Mon. December 7, 2015
Tue. December 1, 2015
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.
Wed. November 25, 2015
wkrm officially launches December 3, 2015. wkrm is a design studio built by students and led by Assistant Professor of Design, Jiwon Park. Join the launch party December 3 in the Art Building, 6–8 p.m., room 1.116B.
This event will showcase the process of developing wkrm, including the fully designed and furnished studio and case studies of initial client work. The students will also conduct live design work to demonstrate the wkrm creative process.
wkrm is a team of young creatives who are ready to deliver a fresh perspective on any challenge. wkrm designers are incredibly flexible, with an ability to staff projects from a variety of disciplines including:
- Communication Design
- Design Strategy
- Experience and UI/UX Design
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design
- Spatial Design
wkrm is a student-run, faculty-led design studio housed at The University of Texas at Austin. Our studio provides opportunities for students to work with real clients while still in school and receive support for their professional development. Our design process is purposefully curated with the client in mind. We will work together from start to finish to deliver exactly what the client needs for its company, brand, or event. We encourage interested parties to come talk to us, whether they know what they need or not, so we can start co-designing today.
Media Contact: Jiwon Park, assistant professor of Design in the Department of Art and Art History at UT Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org