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Igniting Opportunity for Curious Minds in Design and Creative Technologies

Driven by critical thinking, fueled by creativity and craft, and obsessed with emerging technologies — our future-forward program is designed for the ambitious.

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B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Technologies

B.F.A. and B.A. in Design

M.F.A. in Design

M.A. in Design focused on Health

Courses for All Majors



First-Year: December 1, 2023

External Transfer: March 1, 2024

Internal Transfer: May 1, 2024


M.F.A. in Design: January 24, 2024

M.A. in Design: April 29, 2024

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Graphic design, immersive media, digital technologies, and more.

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Upcoming Events

Portfolios and Websites Workshop on October 6th 2023 Register and attend for a free Wix premium plan
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In this virtual workshop, learn about different professional platforms/methods for presenting work online as an artist with the experts at website creation platform Wix.

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A Look at the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection with David Shields on October 17th 2023 at the Harry Ransom Center
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Join us for this in-person event during which David Shields will guide us through the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection.

Re Imagining the Ney a Community Art Bash on Saturday October 21st from 3 to 8 PM at the Elisabet Ney Museum
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Reimagine Elisabet Ney's iconoclastic life and brilliant art through the lens of Austin's contemporary artists, including Arts and Entertainment Technologies faculty Yuliya Lanina.

Featured Stories

From Tall Ladders to Wiz Khalifa: Professor Matt Smith’s Destiny to Design

Arts and Entertainment Technologies professor Matt Smith and student Jayden Chavez smile at the camera while programming lighting at the 2022 Bee Cave BuzzFest
October 3, 2023

On the first day of his high school technical theater class, Professor Matt Smith’s teacher pointed up. 17-year-old Smith craned his head back to the theater’s high ceiling and observed what would be life-changing light fixtures. His teacher informed the class that, simply put, people have careers in designing the movement and placement of lights.