Who We Are

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Who We Are

Welcome to SDCT

The School of Design and Creative Technologies provides transformative educational experiences and opportunities that shape ambitious thinkers for a dynamic future. We are part of a top Tier One research university embedded in a vibrant creative community deep in the heart of Austin, Texas. Our industry-focused approach combined with research fuses design thinking with emerging technologies, so students are prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world. Here, we value our students' diverse experiences and encourage them to push beyond where their creative boundaries stand today to make an impact on the generations of tomorrow.

We have two degree-granting programs: the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies and the Department of Design, as well as programming open to all UT students through the Center for Integrated Design.

"Our goal is to prepare students for the jobs of today and the future."

— Doreen Lorenzo, SDCT Assistant Dean

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Career City Limits Helps Student Land Microsoft Internship

Design student Khalil J. Davis presenting his work during the Fall 2022 Sophomore Review in the Department of Design at UT Austin
February 16, 2024

In Nov. 2023, junior design student Kahlil Davis attended an information session for Microsoft during the SDCT Career City Limits Speaker Series (CCL). This summer, he’ll be working as a design intern in Redmond, WA for the technology giant.

From “Cringey” Conversations to Connection: Networking with Patti DeNucci

A group photo of UT Austin students posing with Patti DeNucci in front of the Kendra Scott Center sign
February 13, 2024

Author and "Intentional Networker" Patti DeNucci led the workshop “Build Your Conversation and Networking Confidence with Patti DeNucci” for UT students on Feb. 5. DeNucci believes striking authentic and meaningful conversations — whether in a 30-minute interview or 30-second elevator ride — opens space for professional growth and personal fulfillment. 

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Each semester we host a variety of in-person and virtual events. View our full calendar for opportunities to get involved.

Master of Arts in Design focused on Health Class of 2023 graduates making the hook em hand sign outside the Kendra Scott Center

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Mentoring, portfolio reviews, and speaking engagements are all contributions that inspire our students to unlock their professional potential.

AET students in light-up costumes during Ride the Synthwave event in 2022, sponsored by Nelda Studios

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