News Category: college-of-fine-arts

Rediscovering the Magic of In-Person Theatre

June 8, 2021

On April 27, 2021, a small group of audience members found their seats, actors carried out their pre-show rituals and technicians prepped their starting cues as they waited for the curtains to rise on the UTNT (UT New Theatre) production of Community Garden. The Campus Environmental Center Microfarm – Whitaker Courts, located North of UT campus, provided fertile ground for a developing play set in a lush garden environment. 

Waller Creek Keepsake

April 30, 2020

Celebrate Waller Creek with this printable poster from Environmental Health and Safety.

Calling for Videos: UT Community Earth Day 50 Projects

April 15, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Applied Arts, a unit within UT's College of Fine Arts, is seeking your assistance and engagement to complete their UT Community Earth Day 50 projects.

By collecting the voices and vision of the UT community as a virtual celebration of Earth Day at 50, their goal is to amplify the intentions and collective sustainability within the UT community, to create a space to gather with one another during this time of isolation, and to bear witness to this essential historic date in our nation’s history.

Escaping a Climate Crisis

March 3, 2020

Read about how the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has been working with the Planet Texas 2050 grand challenge team so students learn to build climate-themed, immersive experiences.

Calling Campus to Waller Creek

Feb. 28, 2020

In a utilitarian room made of cinderblocks and plywood, designs from past theater productions—a brilliantly colored dragon mask, wire built into the muscles of a velociraptor—peer down onto a dozen students gathered around the scarred worktables. The students, part of the Texas Applied Arts program in Theatre and Dance, are listening to a presentation about how to delineate the level of the 100-year flood plain for their new interactive exhibit.

Creating the Creek Monster Habitat

Nov. 19, 2019

A group of University of Texas at Austin students built the Creek Monster Habitat, an illuminated, interactive installation for the Greenway Conservancy’s 2019 Creek Show. The Creek Monster Habitat was designed and created during the fall 2019 semester by a group of students from across disciplines at UT in a course offered by Texas Applied Arts in the College of Fine Arts and taught by Karen Maness.

Building a Monster Habitat

Nov. 15, 2019

Waller Creek Monster Habitat, an interactive, theatrical experience that tells the story of the Waller Creek revitalization and transformation. Designed and built by UT students in the Texas Applied Arts class, the habitat servedas a gateway into the Waller Creek Conservancy Creek Show.

In the News: Students Create "Monster" Habitat

Nov. 12, 2019

Created by a team of students from Texas Applied ARts, the Waller Creek Monster Habitat is one of the light sculptures that make up Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s Creek Show, which started Nov. 7 at Waller Creek between 9th and 12th streets. 

Creating a Waller Creek Monster (Habitat)

Oct. 24, 2019

Step into a whimsical world of play as you enter into the Creek Monster’s Habitat! Texas Applied Arts students have been hard at work this semester designing and constructing a monster habitat for Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s Creekshow. The 2019 Annual Creek Show starting November 7, 2019 will showcase interactive light-based art installations to be featured along Waller Creek through downtown Austin.

Where Art and Sustainability Intersect: Studio Major's Cool Summer Plans

May 2, 2019

From the Department of Art and Art History: Instead of soaking up the sun, studio art student and freshman Oluwaseyi Odufuye is getting ready to spend her part of her summer in the Arctic. The 12-day arctic expedition will have Odufuye and fellow students trekking through snow, attending leadership development trainings and a given a chance to network with companies and representatives from around the world.