Who We Are
The School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin aims to graduate diverse, creative students who are the best technical creators, designers and problem solvers with exceptional job opportunities.
The Making of Evolution in 2022
Evolution is a collaborative design laboratory facilitating interdisciplinary experimentation in dance performance. Concert and event lighting designers from the School of Design and Creative Technologies join with choreographers from the Department of Theatre and Dance and composers from the Butler School of Music and throughout the University to create short dance works for the concert stage.
Creatives in AET Level UP Innovation at Showcase Event
Watch some of the highlights from Level UP, our first in-person showcase in 3 years! Presented in partnership with the Game Development and Design Program, a collaboration between the Departments of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, Computer Science, and Radio-Television-Film.
No Longer, Not Yet
View the 2022 B.F.A. Design exhibition, "No Longer, Not Yet."
New ‘I Voted’ 2022 Election Sticker Designed by UT Design Student Ashwara Pillai
Ashwara Pillai, a B.F.A. Design Senior, won the inaugural Travis County “I Voted” sticker contest with a design featuring a bluebonnet in the shape of a checkmark. The new sticker, inspired by her own annual encounters with the Texas state flower while growing up in Austin, will be available at all Travis County voting locations for the November 8, 2022 election.
Degrees + Programs
B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Technologies
Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) is the first professionally oriented Bachelor of Science program offered by the College of Fine Arts. With coursework in game design, themed entertainment, music and sound, motion graphics and video, immersive media, interactive storytelling, and other creative technology fields, this cross-disciplinary program is focused on the future. A flexible degree plan allows students to double-major or minor in other areas of study such as design, computer science, or business.
B.F.A. and B.A. in Design
The undergraduate Design program empowers students with a rich, multi-faceted educational experience that poises graduates for careers in the design profession, professions with a design component or a strategic focus and entrepreneurial endeavors. The B.A. in Design is intended for students who desire a solid foundation in design techniques, aesthetics, research methods, history and theory, but who prefer the flexibility and breadth of a liberal arts degree to the more studio-intensive pre-professional B.F.A. degree.
M.F.A. in Design
The M.F.A. program at The University of Texas at Austin is distinctive by design.
M.A. in Design in Health
The School of Design and Creative Technologies, in partnership with Dell Medical School and the Design Institute for Health, is eager to announce a first-of-its-kind Master of Arts in Design in Health. At the heart of one of the world’s top research institutions, expert designers and health design specialists have come together to teach future health care leaders realistic solutions to many of health care’s most wicked problems.
B.D.P. Certificate in Design Strategies
The Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in Design Strategies provides a multidisciplinary framework open to ALL UT undergraduate students to master design thinking skills outside of traditional departmental programming to better prepare them to tackle real-world wicked problems.
B.D.P. Certificate in Digital Arts and Media
The Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in Digital Arts and Media explores the use of computer technology and production techniques to create digital art. Students develop skills in areas such as gaming, animation, computer-generated music and interactive media.
Center For Integrated Design
The University of Texas at Austin brings Design Thinking into the core of the UT curricula on a comprehensive scale with the interdisciplinary Center for Integrated Design (CID). In collaboration with the Design, Engineering, Information, Business, Computer Science and Architecture programs, the CID has created a multidisciplinary curriculum that offers ALL UT students the opportunity to study design methodology and apply it in creative and entrepreneurial scenarios.
Industry Relations facilitates collaborations with top creative firms, design studios and entertainment companies, providing UT students with new opportunities across the country. Led by Patti Burke who has over 20 years of experience in entertainment, professional development and product and studio management. Burke showcases the talents of Design and AET students as they perfect their craft and prepare to graduate.
Design Institute for Health
The Design Institute for Health is a first-of-its-kind institute born from the radical collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The program’s embedded team of health design specialists uses creative problem-solving methods to deeply understand the needs of patients and providers, generate fresh systemic approaches, and rapidly prototype and realize solutions.
Degrees + Programs
SDCT projects video game on UT Tower, looks towards future of immersive experiences on campus (The Daily Texan)
Nov 14, 2022
Diversity & Inclusion Resources
Browse Industry Relations' list of career resources centering on diversity, equity and inclusion.