So you want to be a designer...
But what does that really mean?
The design and creative technology industries are broad and encompasses many unique career paths. The School of Design and Creative Technologies groups these paths into two departments: Design and Arts and Entertainment Technologies. Below you'll find a handful of specializations that fall within these fields.
Although the departments are separate, there is substantial overlap between many of these disciplines. Students who choose to pursue a degree in Design will learn skills that are relevant for careers in Arts and Entertainment Technologies and vice versa. The School of Design and Creative Technologies encourages students to explore the many options their studies may afford.
Careers in Design
At its core, design is about solving problems with people in mind. In addition to encompassing a vast array of specializations, design also plays a role in engineering, architecture, computer science, entrepreneurship, and more. This list is not exhaustive but rather provides an overview of the design skillsets taught at SDCT.
To learn more about the design industry as a whole, take some time to explore the 2019 Design Census (created by Google and AIGA).
Careers in Arts and Entertainment Technologies
Our Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) program is designed to facilitate the creation of new works and inventions that expand and transform the arts. AET emphasis areas focus on the intersection of design and technology in the world of new media. As with Design, this list is not exhaustive but rather provides an overview of the skillsets taught at SDCT.
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If the School of Design and Creative Technologies sounds like a good fit, we'd love to hear from you! Learn more about our admissions processes here.