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New School of Design and Creative Technologies Launches at UT Austin’s College of Fine Arts

In a move aimed to support the need for creative professionals in the business, nonprofit and government worlds, The University of Texas at Austin has created the School of Design and Creative Technologies.

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Why Students From All Majors Need to Know Design Thinking

Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo, director of the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Center for Integrated Design, believes design thinking is a way of approaching problems that can help in any field. That's why students from any major at the university can take design-thinking classes through the Center for Integrated Design.

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Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo Named in Texas Monthly's 15 Innovators Reshaping Texas

Lorenzo, the Assistant Dean for UT's School of Design and Creative Technologies, is recognized as a top innovator in Texas for her leading role in the design-thinking movement. "We want to create good people who can go out to the world and do things, whether for profit or nonprofit, that are good. That's how you change the world."

Students ideate as part of the "Radical Collaboration @ IBM" class hosted at IBM Design Studios. Photo by Alicia Dietrich.

Bridging Disciplines Program in Design Strategies Now Accepting Applications

The Design Strategies BDP provides a multidisciplinary framework for undergraduate students to master design thinking skills outside of traditional departmental programming to better prepare them to tackle real-world wicked problems. The curriculum engages students in a design process that includes research and insights; creative problem solving; prototyping and testing; and implementation and presentation—all while learning to apply a critical lens to the social context within which design takes place.

Pathways to Entrepreneurship

“Pathways to Entrepreneurship” Launches in the College of Fine Arts

This spring, the College of Fine Arts and the School of Design and Creative Technologies are launching “Pathways to Entrepreneurship,” a new program designed to build community and bring together like-minded entrepreneurs, creative students and faculty through events, programming and mentorship.