The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, by Karen Maness and Richard Isackes, was recognized as the runner-up at the 2017 Hamilton Book Awards, the highest honor for literary achievement given by The University of Texas at Austin.
The Semester in Los Angeles Program (UTLA) takes senior B.F.A. in Acting majors to Los Angeles for their final semester in order to make connections and begin the transition from student to working actor. The inaugural cohort (Spring 2017) discusses the benefits of the program.
Through their student employment program, Texas Performing Arts provides the opportunity for students to learn alongside industry professionals and to gain valuable resume-building experience that serves as a unique complement to the university curriculum. Junior Malyssa Quiles works as a student audio assistant at Texas Performing Arts.
Dr. Charlotte Canning discusses how the United States claimed national arts funding after decades of advocacy and why understanding this history is critical to the preservation of art in 20th century America.