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.
Caroline Rock is a Plan I honors student majoring in both Design and Asian Cultures and Languages.
Shelby Magness is an Arts and Entertainment Technologies major with an emphasis in Music and Sound.
Lindsey Thompson is a Computer Science major who is pursuing the Design Strategies certificate in our Bridging Disciplines program.
Clay Damron is an Arts and Entertainment Technologies major with an emphasis in Game Development.
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.
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.
Admissions for the M.F.A. in Design were on hold for the 2017-2018 academic year, but will reopen in 2018-2019 for enrollment in fall 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Led by Executive Director Dr. Julie Schell and Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo, the School of Design and Creative Technologies extends world class, design-led education for on-campus units, corporations, nonprofits and K-12 and higher education institutions.
Pathways to Entrepreneurship is a new program designed to build community and bring together like-minded entrepreneurs, creative students and faculty through events, programming and mentorship.
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May 8, 2018
Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo welcomes new and returning students in the School of Design and Creative Technologies and shares an update as the school heads into its second year.
We'd like to introduce you to some of the first students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) in the School of Design and Creative Technologies.
We celebrate innovators, artists, designers and creatives, and we are committed to empowering our students with the mindset, skill set and practice necessary to start new ventures and to think like entrepreneurs.