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February 26, 2024

Alumni Spotlight: Lee Helms

Alumni Theatre Theatre alum Lee Helms (B.F.A. ’08) leverages his understanding of the performing arts industry and business savvy to breathe new life into the opera-going experience.

February 19, 2024

Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Kiser

Alumni Corporate Communication and Public Affairs CCPA alum Nicole Kiser (B.A. ’20) opens up about achieving her dream of working in publishing and her role as the Managing Editorial Assistant at Penguin Random House.
Alumni Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Music Music and arts management alum James Ryan Jillson (B.A. ’13, M.A. ’15) leverages his knowledge of music with his MA/MBA degree skills as the Director of Analytics at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

February 05, 2024

Alumni Spotlight: Tania Glick

Alumni MADI alum Tania Glick (M.A. '19) shares how the skills she learned in the program fit into her role on the Innovation Team at Southwest Airlines.
Alumni Advertising Advertising alum Jordan Chlapecka (B.A. '11) shares how Meadows' creative community influenced both his career decisions and artistic trajectory.

January 22, 2024

Alumni Spotlight: Elise Huff

Alumni Art History Art history alum Elise Huff (B.A. '20) explains how an elective art history class at Meadows ignited her passion for the arts and changed the trajectory of her career.
Alumni Journalism Journalism alum Ross Rayburn (B.A. '93) shares how Meadows impacted his career path as both an author and fitness instructor of yoga and meditation.

January 05, 2024

What is Creative Coding?

Campus Creative Technology Discover the world of creative coding, where programming meets art to craft visually stunning and seamless digital interactions.
Alumni Advertising Art Art History Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Creative Computation Creative Technology Dance Film & Media Arts Journalism Music Theatre The alumni advisory group strengthens the Meadows community through mentoring, career guidance and strategic planning for the future of the school and its students.
Students Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship The master’s degree program in International Arts Management allows students from across the globe to learn from one another and engage with communities both locally and abroad.
Alumni Dance Dance alum Katie Hopsicker (B.F.A. '21) shares how the skills she learned in the Meadows dance program helps behind the scenes of her job on the talent team at Saturday Night Live.

November 27, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Alan Rose

Alumni Film & Media Arts Journalism Film & Media Arts and Journalism alum Alan Rose (B.A. ’10) explains how his combined passions for television, news and community service transformed his career path.
Alumni Art Art History Art and art history alum Adrienne Lichliter (B.A. '09, '10) reveals how she carved out a unique role at the Nasher Sculpture Center that blends her arts industry knowledge and communications.
Alumni Theatre Theatre alum Mychael G. Chinn (B.F.A. ’07) shares how the skills he learned at Meadows took him from the stages of New York City into the world of film and television.
Alumni Corporate Communication and Public Affairs CCPA alum Whitney Brandon Faulkner (B.A. '03) shares how she leveraged her degree to carve out a unique career for herself with the Dallas Cowboys Football Club.
Alumni Journalism Journalism alum Garrett Haake (B.A. ’07) reflects on how his Meadows experience gave him the skills and confidence to secure his career as an NBC news correspondent.
Alumni Music Music alum Imelda Tecson (M.M. '09), who was recently a violinist in the national tour of the hit musical "Hamilton," shares how Meadows helped her create a career to be proud of.

October 19, 2023

What is Creative Technology?

Campus Creative Computation Creative Technology Explore the intersection of innovation and imagination through creative technology. From 3D visualization to brain-computer interfaces, creative tech is a catalyst for change in a tech-saturated world.
Alumni Art Art alum TyRuben Ellingson (M.F.A. '88) discusses how he blended his interest in film and his artistic skillset in his creative journey as a special effects artist and conceptual designer.
Alumni Theatre Theatre alum Caitlin Rain (M.F.A. ’12) shares how Meadows' costume design program helped her build the foundational skills she needed for a career in the performing arts world.
Students Advertising Art Art History Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Creative Computation Dance Film & Media Arts Journalism Music Theatre With over 45 majors represented by students in the Meadows School of the Arts this academic year, it is one of SMU’s most educationally diverse schools.
Students Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Sophomore Maria Murad (Corporate/Business Communications and French Language/Literature) detailed her summer internship at EY Jordan, and her plans for the SMU French club.
Alumni Film & Media Arts Cinema-Television program alum Thane Economou (B.A. ’10) explains how his experience in the Division of Film & Media Studies impacted his career as a screenwriter and director in Los Angeles, CA.
Students Advertising Art History Music Read about four accomplished graduate students currently enrolled in Meadows programs who are doing great things in school and beyond.
Alumni Journalism Journalism alum Willow Blythe-Carroll (B.A., '13) learned to think creatively and explore bold ways of communication during her time at Meadows, which led to her establishing her company, Weaving Wisdom.

September 18, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: David Daniels

Alumni Music Music alum David Daniels (B.M. ’01) shares how Meadows' helped him find his unique voice and make a mark in the world of music composition.
Alumni Art History Art history alum Chrissy Crawford Corredor (B.A. ’02) shares how the training she received at Meadows influenced the success of her curated online gallery, ArtStar.

September 07, 2023

In Memoriam: Myra Woodruff

Faculty Dance It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved professor, colleague, and friend, Myra Woodruff.
Alumni Art Art alum Nicolás González (B.F.A., '16) discusses how the networking and community-building he experienced at Meadows has carried over in his professional art career.
Summer Advertising Students specializing in advertising/creative majors took their yearly trip to New York City to explore the world of advertising, led by Professors Willie Baronet and Mark Allen.
Campus Creative Technology From Danielle King's fusion of art and technology to Savannah Niles' design leadership in extended reality, these influential women are redefining the intersection of creativity and innovation.

August 22, 2023

2023 MMIAM Graduation

Summer Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Congratulations to our ‘23 MMIAM graduating class! Students in our Master of Management in International Arts Management program spend the fall term in Dallas, the winter term in Montréal, the spring term in China and India and the summer term in Milan, Italy.
Summer Music Dinosaur Choir is a project that explores dinosaur vocalization via musical skull instruments. Courtney Brown, an assistant professor at the Center of Creative Computation in Meadows, created the project. All current musical instruments realize a duck-billed dinosaur called the Corythosaurus.