Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Arts and Entertainment Technologies student playing original arcade game created in Next Level Arcade course

Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies

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The Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) focuses on the convergence of art, design, and technology to creatively build the future. In this program, you’ll combine design and technical frameworks to develop experiences for both digital and physical spaces. Working closely with our faculty, you’ll master storytelling principles and computer coding for interactive systems, live entertainment, immersive media, and more.

Dive Deeper Into AET

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

Industry-Aligned Courses

Our program is designed alongside industry partners and updated frequently with new courses to keep you on the leading edge of emerging creative technologies.

Replica of a Lamborghini Countach created by Arts and Entertainment Technologies students in collaboration with Texas Performing Arts Fabrication Studios and dadalab

AET Student Work

Our students mix user-centered design, storytelling, and technology to create unique and impactful cross-platform experiences that reshape the future.

A packed house in the Kendra Scott Center during an in-person Fall 2022 Career City Limits Speaker Series session presented by Industry Relations

Campus to Career

AET graduates are creative technologists, game designers, 3D artists, sound designers, experience designers, content creators, lighting designers, and more. Our dedicated Industry Relations team is ready to help jumpstart your future career.

Arts and Entertainment Technologies student performing original music live at Ride the Synthwave event sponsored by Nelda Studios

AET 101

From computer requirements and UT student organizations to our most frequently asked questions about AET, it’s all right here.

still of light show presentation from professor Matt Smith's live event engineering class. a mannequin stands in the middle of the PLAI lab while the light show happens around you

Immersive Labs & Equipment

Our project-based coursework gives you room to experiment and expand your own creative practice with professional-grade equipment and learning experiences in our cutting-edge computer labs.

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

Courses For All Majors

Build skills in digital arts or game design to complement any field of study with the Bridging Disciplines Program or Game Design & Development Program.