Welcome to Public Affairs in the College of Fine Arts

The Public Affairs department in the College of Fine Arts shares the college’s most compelling stories to¬†engage the media, current and prospective students, alumni, the general public and the university community. We oversee content on the Collge of Fine Arts homepage, in email newsletters, on social media and the dean’s newsletter, a biannual print publication.

Our office is here to help faculty, staff and students with various marketing and media relations efforts. Our services include:

  • Media relations and news releases
  • Strategic communications planning
  • Feature stories (print and online)
  • Design and branding services (print and online)
  • Copy editing of text for web and print collateral
  • Website content management
  • Event promotion assistance
  • Op-ed writing and distribution assistance
  • Coordination of photography, video and audio services
  • Media training for faculty, administrators, staff and students who work with the media

Contact Us:

Alicia Dietrich, Public Affairs Director
College of Fine Arts
alicia.dietrich@austin.utexas.edu
Office: 512-475-7033
Cell: 512-636-1216

Rose L. Thayer, Public Affairs Specialist
College of Fine Arts
rose.thayer@austin.utexas.edu
Office: 512-232-8167
Cell: 409-779-9282

Misa Yamamoto, Visual Designer
College of Fine Arts
misayamamoto@austin.utexas.edu
Office: 512-471-3277
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