Centers and Programs

George Aye giving a talk for the Center for Integrated Design on "That Quiet Little Voice: When Design and Ethics Collide"

Centers and Programs

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Our faculty-driven centers and programs focus on advancing design thinking, research, and creative problem-solving for innovating in an increasingly complex world. We actively partner with world-class industry professionals and the colleges and schools on the University of Texas at Austin campus to integrate design skills into creative and entrepreneurial scenarios across all disciplines and fields.

Fall 2023 course poster for the Center for Integrated Design at UT Austin

The Center for Integrated Design

Courses are open to all UT students to explore design methods, mindsets, and tools for developing creative solutions to real-world scenarios.

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Bridging Disciplines Program

Learn how to apply design thinking principles or build skills in the digital arts to complement any field of study with a Bridging Disciplines Certificate.

BDP Programs for All Majors
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Game Development and Design Program

The GDAD Progam prepares designers, developers, and leaders to excel in the gaming, AR/VR, and creative media industries.

Get Your Game On
Center for Integrated Design Director Gray Garmon facilitating a design thinking exercise for a team from Southwest Airlines through Executive and Extended Education

Executive and Extended Education

Supporting professionals with skills development and training for dynamic careers in creative technologies and design.

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High school students smiling and laughing as they play an original video game created during SDCT's Summer Design Camp for teens

Summer Design Camps for Teens

Taught by UT faculty, high school students learn about 2D game design, 3D game design, and animation and motion.

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