Pictured: Professor of Instruction, Makiko Fukuda with Japanese Major Student, Rhyn Cai at JLive Talk
December 12, 2022

UTSA Student Takes First Place in National Speech Contest

(Washington, DC) UTSA third-year Japanese major student Rhyn Cai is the winner of the 2022 Gold Award at The Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement Talk (JLive Talk).

Campuchin Monkey
November 14, 2022

NIH awards $2.4 million to UTSA researchers to study aging and health disparities

A team of researchers led by faculty from the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts has been selected to receive a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new model that could be used to study biological aging. It is the largest grant COLFA researchers have ever received.

UTSA Korean Book Club and Korean Culture Club hosted and prepared "Korean Film Night"
November 10, 2022

Korean Film Night

On Friday, November 4th, 2022, at the UTSA Retama, the UTSA Korean Book Club and Korean Culture Club hosted and prepared "Korean Film Night", a movie event for local residents including UTSA students to experience Korean culture.

Beyond Boundaries: Mastering the Liberal Arts
November 10, 2022

Modern Languages Graduate Student Is Published in COLFA Journal

Student in the Graduate Certificate in Linguistics, Wesley Cheung, was recently published in the COLFA journal, Beyond Boundaries.

Students asking questions at the Q&A session
November 8, 2022

UTSA COLFA Classroom to Career Lecture Series: Douglas Maclean, JD

Douglas MacLean, JD, spoke to UTSA students via Zoom on how a liberal and fine arts Degree (or any major) can lead to successful career options on November 3, 2022.

November 8, 2022

Stanford Research Identifies Prof. Robert Tokunaga as Influential Communication Scholar

Associate Professor of Communication Robert Tokunaga has been identified as among the top 2% most influential Communication and Media Studies scholars of the last 60 years (1960-2021).

October 10, 2022

Recording Link of Department of Political Science and Geography Speaker Series: Dr. Dovile Burdyte


September 27, 2022

Governors Abbott and DeSantis aim to score political points with migrant busing program, professor s

With immigration among the top issues concerning Texans this election season, the impact of Gov. Greg Abbott’s migrant busing program will likely play a role in the outcome of the state’s November races.

September 27, 2022


July 16-August 5 was a special time for 11 students, including seven from Geography, two from Global Affairs, one from Political Science, and one from Anthropology.

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September 8, 2022

UTSA invests $200K to elevate student engagement

Through a new program known as Teaching and Learning Reimagined, the UTSA Department of Academic Innovation has awarded $200,000 in seed funding to 26 projects including 15 faculty members of COLFA.

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September 8, 2022

UTSA professors receive NEH grants to support historical works

UTSA history professors Catherine Nolan-Ferrell and Cindy Ermus have each received one-year, $60,000 grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support their research on relevant societal issues, including questions of citizenship and human rights and lessons learned from past pandemics that impact our understanding of COVID-19.

The Steinway was gifted to the UTSA Department of Music by James and DeAnna Bodenstedt.
September 8, 2022

Gift from James and DeAnna Bodenstedt elevates students' musical skills

A new Steinway piano is making all the difference for the UTSA Department of Music. The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) received the piano as a generous donation from James and DeAnna Bodenstedt to enhance learning and training for students.

Jorge Felipe-Gonzalez
September 8, 2022

COLFA professor’s international work to enrich teaching experiences and profile of UTSA

Jorge Felipe-Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA), will join collaborators in Australia as part of an international project exploring the trans-Pacific slave trade.

September 8, 2022

UTSA launches national search for director of new art school

UTSA today announced a national search for the founding director of a new UTSA school focused on arts education. The new school, which will be named later this summer, is being created as a result of the university’s merger of the Southwest School of Art and in conjunction with an ongoing tactical visioning process to remake the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA).

Art Student
September 8, 2022

UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts shares update on new arts school

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) today shared an update on its Tactical Visioning exercise relative to the ongoing merger of the Southwest School of Art (SSA) with UTSA.

UTSA students will learn about filmmaking and production through the university's new Film and Media Studies degree program being launched in the fall.
September 8, 2022

UTSA film studies program will train the city’s next generation of media professionals

The University of Texas at San Antonio will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies: Film and Media Studies beginning fall of 2022.

SALA participants are encouraged to speak as much as possible in the language they are learning
September 8, 2022

UTSA’s cultural and language immersion program offers students the chance to expand their horizons

UTSA community members and San Antonio residents now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in either Spanish, Korean or Japanese language and culture through the new UTSA San Antonio Language Academy (SALA).

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September 8, 2022

UTSA completes integration with Southwest School of Art

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) today announced that it has completed the final terms of its agreement to integrate the Southwest School of Art (SSA). The two schools announced their intent to combine programs in August 2021.

September 8, 2022

UTSA announces search advisory committee for art school director

UTSA has established the search advisory committee to initiate a nationwide search for the founding director of the new school of art being created as a result of the university’s merger of the Southwest School of Art (SSA).

September 8, 2022

UTSA establishes School of Art as new home for studio art and art history majors

The University of Texas at San Antonio today announced the establishment of the School of Art, a new school within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) created as a result of the university’s integration with the Southwest School of Art (SSA).

Tracy Cowden, founding director of the UTSA School of Music and COLFA Dean Glenn Martínez speak during the celebration of the new UTSA School of Music.
September 8, 2022

New School of Music will build on UTSA’s commitment to student success

The University of Texas at San Antonio today announced the establishment of the School of Music, a new school within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) created as a result of recent efforts to contemporize and elevate the college through the Tactical Visioning exercise that began in 2021.

September 8, 2022

Sean Kelly to join College of Liberal and Fine Arts leadership to launch new interdisciplinary school of humanities

Sean Kelly announced today he is stepping down as dean of the UTSA Honors College, effective January 1, 2023, to join the dean’s leadership team in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. In COLFA, Kelly will oversee the leadership, planning and development of a new interdisciplinary school to bring both visibility and value to existing interdisciplinary efforts centered in humanities in the college and facilitate future interdisciplinary endeavors.

September 8, 2022

UTSA scholarship recipient is dedicated to supporting cultural diversity and equity

Hewitt Family Scholarship and Sue Jockusch Endowed Scholarship recipient Zachary Nepote has been interested in learning for as long as he can remember.

Left to Right: Vikram Kapoor (UTSA CEID), Briana Salas (OLLU), Laura Perry (NLC), Gwen Young (UTSA COS), Jeffrey Hutchinson (UTSA COS), Sue Hum (UTSA COLFA), and Jamie Crosswhite (OLLU)
September 8, 2022

UTSA to lead coalition to train underrepresented students for agriculture careers

COLFA English professor Sue Hum has been selected to be a part of a UTSA-led research coalition that has been selected to receive a four-year, $1M grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to establish the #EcoJEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) program, a citywide collaboration facilitating career readiness in food and agriculture sciences (FAS).

September 8, 2022

Faculty fellowship program fosters diverse academic leadership at UTSA

UTSA Academic Affairs has announced its 2022–2023 Advancing Next-Gen Faculty Leadership Fellows including Modern Languages and Literature faculty Makiko Fukuda and Michael Rushforth. Now in its fourth year, the fellowship program is designed to train and develop a new generation of diverse academic leaders at UTSA.

July 19, 2022

$500K Mellon grant means more UTSA students having the opportunity to make an impact

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July 15, 2022

UTSA, Bexar County Launch Next Phase of Local History’s Digital Transformation

UTSA presented to the Commissioners Court the results of Phase II and the next steps for The Seed of Texas: An Interactive Exploration of Bexar County History

Faculty-led summer study abroad in Korea at Kookmin University
July 15, 2022

UTSA students’ culture experience in Seoul: 2022 Study Abroad in Korea

The University of Texas at San Antonio offered the first-ever faculty-led summer study abroad in Korea at Kookmin University.

Professor Kathryn Brown
May 22, 2022

Professor M. Kathryn Brown honored with Binford Family Award

M. Kathryn Brown, Lutcher Brown Endowed Professor in the UTSA Department of Anthropology, received the inaugural Binford Family Award for Teaching Scientific Reasoning in Archaeology from the Society of American Archaeology (SAA).

Students participating in Journée de la Francophonie 2022
April 11, 2022

Journée de la Francophonie 2022

The department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Alliance Française of San Antonio welcomed high school students and their French teachers to UTSA to celebrate all things Francophone on Saturday, February 26. Over 300 people attended the event, among them high school students and UTSA students.

Creative Writing Express
March 29, 2022

Creative Writing Express Workshop

On Monday, March 28th, Dr. Valeria Meiller led the Creative Writing Express workshop which was a huge success. In this workshop, students had the chance to engage in a fun creative writing exercise.

March 14, 2022

Political expert says war won’t end soon, leaving Ukrainians in San Antonio heartbroken

MARCH 14, 2022 - SAN ANTONIO – The Russian invasion is slowly taking over Ukraine, with the U.N. reporting at least 549 civilian deaths and 41 children included in that number.

March 1, 2022

UTSA Russian Program featured on local news

With the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Russia and the Russian language have become more relevant than ever.

Devin Lukachik
February 14, 2022

UTSA Spanish Student achieves National Certification as a healthcare interpreter

Devin Lukachik from Houston, Texas, is a UTSA senior graduating with a BA in Spanish in Spring 2022. Devin is a published author and a Certified Healthcare Interpreter (Spanish). He also studies Portuguese and French. After graduation, he plans to attend the UT Health Sciences Center in San Antonio for their Speech-Language Pathology program. He hopes to become one of the pioneers of bilingual speech pathology and speech therapy, a relatively new but important development in this field.

January 19, 2022

Beyond Boundaries: A Graduate Student Publication for COLFA

The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) is proud to announce the initial release of Beyond Boundaries, an open-access, student organized academic journal designed as an inclusive forum for UTSA graduate students to demonstrate original work.

Smiling COLFA student doing the UTSA roadrunner finger salute

Your future starts here

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Liberal and Fine Arts is UTSA's largest college. It offers degrees through its 11 departments, administering 33% of all UTSA credit hours.