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2022 New CoFA Faculty

UT College of Fine Arts welcomes diverse cohort of new faculty members

October 12, 2022

The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has appointed 13 new career faculty members, including 5 across The School of Design and Creative Technologies for 2022-2023. This cohort of new faculty members represents a diverse array of cultural and scholarly backgrounds and expands research and creative practice opportunities across the college.

Fall 2022 student fellows at The Texas Tribune, including senior Design major and SDCT student ambassador Juleanna Culilap

Design senior Juleanna Culilap named fall 2022 student design fellow

August 25, 2022

As a new academic year begins, it’s time for The Texas Tribune to welcome fall fellows. Juleanna Culilap, a senior Design major, is a design fellow. She is design editor at The Daily Texan, design director of Spark Magazine and a student ambassador for the School of Design and Creative Technologies. Previously, Juleanna was a print graphic design intern for Victoria’s Secret’s Pink and a participant in the 2022 Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection summer residency.

From left to right: Arts and Entertainment Technologies Department Chair Michael Baker, Design Department Chair Kate Canales, and Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo at Graduation in 2021

Conversations with Doreen Lorenzo

August 9, 2022

VoyageAustin interviews SDCT Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo about working with creatives and the importance of continuous learning.

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Feminist, Open-Access, and Decentralized — Cita Press Share Five Favorite Books

August 1, 2022

This genius platform transforms public domain texts by female authors into beautifully designed eBooks & hardbacks.

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The Right Type

July 12, 2022

Housed in the Design Department's Design Lab, The Rob Roy Kelly Wood Type Collection is a comprehensive assortment of wood type amassed by noted design educator and historian Rob Roy Kelly in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Nelda Studios: A Foundation for a Dream Realized

June 16, 2022

Philanthropists Karl and Nelda Buckman created an incredible resource for artists to fully commit to their passions.

UT Austin professor Yuliya Lanina smiles in the foreground while NYU professor Carla Gannis smiles via Zoom on a screen in the background

LAUGH OUT LOUD: Professors from UT Austin and NYU explore how to be funny in any medium

June 10, 2022

At a time when humanity struggles with a global pandemic and faces so many other crises, two distant professors — one in Texas and one in New York — decided to offer a college course on humor and absurdity.

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Creatives in AET Level UP Innovation at Showcase Event

June 8, 2022

Watch some of the highlights from Level UP, our first in-person showcase in 3 years! Presented in partnership with the Game Development and Design Program, a collaboration between the Departments of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, Computer Science, and Radio-Television-Film.

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UT Austin dean says diversifying design starts with decolonization

May 31, 2022

Speaking at Fortune’s Brainstorm Design conference on Tuesday, Doreen Lorenzo, assistant dean of UT Austin’s School of Design and Creative Technologies, said that when the school eliminated the portfolio requirement, it saw a 74% increase in applications, which has in turn helped increase its diversity. 

“We’re not lowering the barriers,” she said. “[We’re] decolonizing things.”

Natacha Poggio smiles in front of a sign that reads "Welcome to San Cristobal"

Natacha Poggio Earns Fulbright Scholar Award

May 23, 2022

With her Fulbright, Poggio (M.F.A. Design, 2006) will head to Guayaquil, Ecuador — a port city known as a gateway to the Galapagos Islands — where she will be working with students at the Universidad de las Artes. Her dream is to empower students and community members to become informed environmental advocates.