Arts

  • FOCUS: The Cinema Studies program offers both a BA major and a minor. In both, students study the history and aesthetics of movies while also undertaking their own video productions. In addition to…

  • When Crystal Wagner (’08) was getting ready to create one of her large-scale installations for the Flaming Lips’ Christmas party in 2014, she told them, “I like to wake up…

  • Professor Judy Cornett combines her love of law and literature for a unique perspective on Harper Lee’s iconic character Atticus Finch and the new book Go Set a Watchman.

  • College Scholar John McAmis began his studies in architecture, but couldn’t shake his passion for animation. Now, he is the university’s only animation major.

  • A visit to the university’s Special Collections and McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture can be like a trip around the world and back in time. For faculty and students, these two collections are virtual treasure troves of teaching and learning. Take a look at some of the objects of interest—global and local—to be found on campus.

  • Jamie Osborne (’08) is not quite sure why, as a child, she was never introduced to children’s literature from her native Appalachia. As a master’s student she focused her thesis on the subject and is hoping to create awareness of the genre with a new exhibition.

  • Randy Lawson (’82) got quite a surprise recently when a pair of pants he wore in a Clarence Brown Theatre production turned up in a play he was working on in New York.

  • Jed DeKalb (’76), the state’s chief photographer, has spent more than three decades photographing a succession of five Tennessee governors. But he got his start at UT, capturing a slice of campus life in the 1970s.