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.
Chloe Alviar & Isaac Gonzalez
Meet Chloe Alviar and Isaac Gonzalez, a songwriting duo in the Arts and Entertainment Technologies department.
Get to know Ryan Hicks, who graduated with his B.F.A. in Design in May 2019.
Meet Alex Iveroth, a senior Arts and Entertainment Technologies major specializing in Game Design.
The Design Lab
Explore the Design Lab and get to know Design Lab Technician Henry Smith.
Degrees + Programs
B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Technologies
In this interdisciplinary major, creative expression merges with technological innovation with a focus in four emphasis areas: Game Design, Digital Visualization, Performance, Lighting and Interactivity (PLAI) and Music and Sound. Graduates of AET will be prepared to create digital content, lead production teams and develop new applications of technology in the evolving entertainment industry.
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
2019 Journal of Design and Creative Technologies
Explore the 2019 Journal of Design and Creative Technologies, which explores the theme of surprise in design.
Center for Creative Entrepreneurship
The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship in the College of Fine Arts, led by Jan Ryan, celebrates innovators, artists, designers and creatives. CCE is committed to empowering students with the entrepreneurial mindset, skillset and practice necessary to start new creative ventures.