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Prof. Claire McDonald Professor Chair, Fine & Performing Arts
Fine Arts & Drama


  • Master of Fine Arts - Drama Production - University of Texas at Austin (1983)
  • Bachelor of Arts - German (BA) - RICE UNIVERSITY (1977)


  • "“Playing in Someone Else’s Yard: Teaching across, in, or to Other Disciplines”" (2013)
    Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • "“The Acrobatics of Inclusion: Safeguarding a Place for Theatre (and the arts) in the Core Curricul" (2011)
    Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • "“Creating Dynamic teacher Resource Guides”" (2008)
    American Alliance for Theatre and Education
  • "“Drama Across the Curriculum – Administrator’s Session”" (2007)
    Texas Educational Theatre Assn.
  • "“The Creative Drama Network Evaluator Training”" (2006)
    Texas Educational Theatre Assn.
  • "“Resurrecting the Creative Drama Network”" (2005)
    Texas Educational Theatre Assn.
  • "“Super Team for Arts Integration Professional Development” Young Audiences of Houston" (2003)
    Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education
  • "“The Individual and Society: Fine & Performing Arts”" (2001)
    UST President’s Seminar Series
  • "“No Mugging! No Bumping! Techniques in Performance for and with Children”" (2000)
    Texas Educational Theatre Assn.
  • "“A TEKS-ket, A Tasket: Creative Drama and the TEKS”" (1999)
    Texas Educational Theatre Assn.
  • "“Why Not Choose the Fine and Performing Arts”" (1997)
    Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors
    Also July 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • "“Playmaking through Movement and Music”" (1997)
    Texas Educational Theatre Assn.
  • "“Start Making Sense: Using Sensory Awareness Exercises Across the Curriculum”" (1996)
    Texas Educational Theatre Assn.
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