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Contact: Alicia Dietrich, Director of Public Affairs, College of Fine Arts, (512) 475-7033

What Does Design Have To Do With Health?

Dell Medical School

Stacey Chang, Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, shares in a guest column how design can improve health care. The institute is a partnership between the Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts.

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Guests test games created by students as part of their capPhoto by Sandy Carson.

Game and Mobile Media Applications Program Recognized in Rankings

UT Austin’s Game and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program was recognized as one of the top schools in the country for game design and development. Animation Career Review, an organization for aspiring animation and game design professionals, ranked the GAMMA Program No. 17.

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Katie Dawson Honored with COFA Distinguished Teaching Award

Texas Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Katie Dawson has been named the recipient of the 2015 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award. The college’s most prestigious teaching accolade, Dawson’s contributions as an educator and scholar were formally recognized at the College of Fine Arts spring commencement ceremony. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Photograph of Stephen Gerald

In Memoriam: Stephen Gerald

Texas Theatre and Dance

Stephen Gerald, Department of Theatre and Dance associate professor of acting, globalist theatre practitioner and scholar passed away May 20, 2015.

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stephennie Mulder

BBC: Up All Night


Associate Professor of Art History Stephennie Mulder speaks with the BBC about the threat ISIS poses to Palmyra, one of the great archeological treasures in the Middle East. (Her interview starts at the 20-min mark.)

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015

UT Board of Regents honors music students

The University of Texas System

Five Butler School of Music students received the Regents’ Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities. Flutist Meera Gudipati and the UT Guitar Quartet were honored by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for demonstrating musical excellence and commitment to the arts through participation in university and community activities.

Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Professor of Art named Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist for 2015

Texas Commission on the Arts

Professor Margo Sawyer was honored by the Texas Legislature, along with Jimmie Vaughn and Joe Ely, as the one of the Texas State Artists for 2015-16. Sawyer was recognized for her work in sculpture, which “investigates the relationship between color, space and transcendence.”

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

Other Worldly: Inside the Virtual Reality Boom

The Alcalde

Graduating senior Esteben Zaldivar, who studied in the Gaming and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) program in the College of Fine Arts, is highlighted in this interactive feature. Zaldivar worked with anthropology professors to design a virtual reality program that explores a prehistoric world.

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

Photo of Scott Hanna by Nathan Russell.

New Leadership Named for Longhorn Band

Scott Hanna has been named the new director of the Longhorn Band at The University of Texas at Austin. Hanna has served as the associate director of the band for the past 16 years and also will be promoted to associate director of bands in the Butler School of Music.

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

From left to right: Eric Hogrefe (Music Theory; Teaching Fellow), Jared Leclaire

College honors graduate students for teaching and creative excellence

The college has awarded five graduate students the Dean’s Teaching and Creative Excellence Fellowships. 2015-016 recipients include Eric Hogrefe (Teaching Fellow, Music Theory), Jared Leclaire (Creative Fellow, Theatre Design & Technology), Rachel Stuckey (Creative Fellow, Studio Art), Midori Samson (Creative Fellow, Bassoon) and Bart Pitchford (Teaching Fellow, Performance as Public Practice).

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015