Monday, June 9, 2014

Do you want to  make a difference in the College of Fine Arts? Do you want to be a part of a big change in student governance in academics for the College of Fine Arts? Well the Fine Arts Council is the perfect place for you. We are the OFFICIAL STUDENT VOICE for ALL UNDERGRADUATES in the College of Fine Arts in academics to the dean, faculty, staff and administration. We work closely with the Senate of College Councils so that input and opinion is giving from the College of Fine Arts in Academics. The Fine Arts Council is expanding with new officer positions coming soon, if you would like to be apart of this expansion, you should join the council when the school year starts. If you have any questions comment to here or email us at
The Fine Arts Council is looking forward to starting off the 2014-2015 School Year and our school year of Meetings begins on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 5pm in the DFA Basement Lounge and all of our meetings have food. Yes that's FREE FOOD FOR YOU!!!!

Hope to see you guys there.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fine Arts Week is April 7, 2014 to April 11, 2014. Events for each day is coming soon.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Spring 2014 First Meeting

Our First Meeting of the Spring 2014 Semester will be held the second week of class on Wednesday January 22, 2014 at 6 pm in the Doty Fine Arts Basement Gallery. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

welcome back

Hello Fine Arts Students!

I would like to invite you to be a part of Fine Arts Council this semester. We will be holding a general meeting this Thursday, February 7th from 12:30-1:30pm in the DFA basement. Lunch will be provided. Come meet students from all three departments, learn about issues that affect the College of Fine Arts, as well as opportunities to get involved in the arts at the university level and around Austin with the council. Please bring a friend and see what we’re all about. Please RSVP so we can order enough food.

Hope to see you there! 

Remaining meeting dates are as follows over the semester: 

General meetings: 
Thursdays 12:30-1:30
February 7th 
February 21st
March 7th
March 21st
April 4th
April 18th
May 2nd

Officer meetings:
Fridays @ 6
February 15th
March 1st
March 29th
April 12th
April 26th

(none March 15th, spring break)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Potluck

Hello all,

Next Tuesday December 4, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the DFA basement will be our final meeting of the semester, where we will end with a Holiday Potluck. Bring your favorite holiday dish and don’t miss out on this chance to mix with other fine arts majors, hear and give input on UT Senate legislation that affects you as a student, and write letters to our soldiers overseas. We encourage you to bring a toy to donate to UT’s Orange Santa drive as well.

Hope to see you there!

Also, Fine Arts Career Services is hosting the event Grades to Green next week on Tuesday, December 11th from 12-3 p.m in DFA 1.101. Here is some information on the event:

Grades to Green

FACS invites you to its semiannual ‘Grades to Green,’ a workshop for graduating seniors, on December 11th from 12 to 3:00pm in DFA 1.101. Whether you are seeking work in or outside the arts, or just need a job to support your creative expression, this workshop will help you transition from Grades to $Green$. Strengthen your business etiquette, sharpen your networking skills and improve your resumes as you prepare to graduate.


The Job Search:  How to Talk About Your Major to an Employer Study of the Fine Arts develops creativity, communication, and discipline: all important traits employers seek. But it is not enough to complete the degree; you need to be able to communicate how your degree is valuable. You will leave this session with the ability to articulate why your major IS relevant, inside and outside the arts, and strategies for finding work.

Statistics show the majority of people find work through someone they know. Networking is about more than schmoozing. This session will give you the tools to maintain a professional social media presence, develop a personal pitch you can use when meeting someone at a reception or other event, and offer strategies for those who run at the mere mention of networking.

Business Etiquette
What is appropriate to wear to interviews or other business events? How do I make small talk?  Which side should I wear my nametag? How do I balance a glass, appetizer plate and still shake hands? How do I handle RSVPs? This session will cover these topics and more so you can navigate situations from small meetings to large receptions with ease!

10 minute Resume Reviews
Bring your resume and test it out with a local professional from the Blanton Museum, Conspirare or other arts organizations. No resume? Go to the FACS website at and BRING A DRAFT!

Lunch will be provided. Please register at Contact FACS at 512.232.7333
 or email with any questions. We look
forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

FAC Halloween Party, October 30th

Fine Arts Council,

Hope you all are having a wonderful Halloween. As a reminder, I'd like to inform you that tonight's meeting will be a Halloween bowling party. We will meet at the regular time 6:00 p.m. at the Underground in the Union. There will be pizza and cookies (Tiff's), and please feel free to wear your costume!

Hope to see you there!

bowling party

Council Updates

Hello all!

Last week the Resume Reviews and Fine Arts Internship & Networking Fair we held with Fine Arts Career Services were a huge success! The Fair held the HIGHEST attendance rate for fine arts students ever, congrats! If you were unable to attend I highly encourage you participate in the next fair held in the spring.

Also, we were able to give funding through our appropriations application to a several fabulous organizations in the College of Fine Arts.

Senate Update, on Thursday's General Meeting October 18th, two pieces of legislation were passed. The first, S.R. 1203 In Support of a New Honor Code for The University of Texas at Austin. The new honor code reads "As a student of The University of Texas at Austin, I shall abide by the core values of the university and uphold academic integrity." While significantly cutting down from the former 41 word honor code, it was designed to hold students accountable while maintaining a positive tone towards the students. The second, S.R. 1205 - In Support of a Standardized Degree Plan Formats will work to view all degree plans in the different colleges to form a standardized plan on the university level.

If you have interest in attending a Senate General Meeting, they are held every other week, the next is this Thursday, November 1st at 7 p.m. in SAC 2.302, the Legislative Assembly room.

We are still accepting submissions for the T-shirt Contest until Monday, November 12th at 5 p.m. Submit your design for new council t-shirts to

Friday, October 5, 2012

Upcoming deadlines

Fine Arts Council has funding available to student organizations within the College of Fine Arts. The first deadline to apply for funding is Monday, October 22nd. Please submit a letter to stating your request, how funding will be dispersed, and how this will benefit the students in our college. A representative from your organization should be available to present your pitch at the officer's meeting Tuesday, October 23rd at 6 p.m.

Also, we are hosting a T-shirt Design contest for the new look of the FAC shirts. The winner will not only have their design featured on our new shirts but receive $15 toward the UT Co-op as well as. The deadline is Monday, October 29th, and again submissions are to be sent to

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fine Arts Council Meetings 2012-2013

Thanks to all who came out yesterday to the meeting! We are very excited about the coming year in Fine Arts Council.

Our General Meetings will be every other week on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the FAB Gallery of the DFA. On the weeks in between we will hold officer meetings.

General meetings: Oct. 2, 16, 30, Nov. 13, 27

Officer meetings: Oct. 9, 23, Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4

If you are interested in available officer positions for the 2012-2013 school year you are encouraged to attend our next officer's meeting on Tuesday October 9th.

For any questions please contact us through