School of Design and Creative Technologies, College of Fine Arts

Who We Are

The School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin aims to graduate diverse, creative students who are the best technical creators, designers and problem solvers with exceptional job opportunities.

Adraint Bereal

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Adraint Bereal
2019 B.F.A. in Design candidate
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Adraint Bereal is a 2019 B.F.A. in Design candidate who transferred from the UT Department of Government.

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Clay Damron

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Clay Damron
Arts and Entertainment Technologies major
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Clay Damron is an Arts and Entertainment Technologies major with an emphasis in Game Development. 

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Lindsey Thompson

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Lindsey Thompson
Computer Science major, Design Strategies certificate
Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey Thompson is a Computer Science major who is pursuing the Design Strategies certificate in our Bridging Disciplines program. 

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Chris Skoog

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Chris Skoog
Arts and Entertainment Technologies major
Chris Skoog

Chris Skoog is an Arts and Entertainment Technologies major with an emphasis in Music and Sound. 

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An AET student participates in the department's VJ Battle, which combines lighting design timed to original compositions. Photo by Lawrence Peart.

B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Technologies

In this interdisciplinary major, creative expression merges with technological innovation with a focus in four emphasis areas: Game Design, Digital Visualization, Performance, Lighting and Interactivity (PLAI) and Music and Sound. Graduates of AET will be prepared to create digital content, lead production teams and develop new applications of technology in the evolving entertainment industry.

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Two students collaborate on a project in a Design studio classroom. Photo by Whitney Chen.

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

The undergraduate Design program empowers students with a rich, multi-faceted educational experience that poises graduates for careers in the design profession, professions with a design component or a strategic focus and entrepreneurial endeavors. The B.A. in Design is intended for students who desire a solid foundation in design techniques, aesthetics, research methods, history and theory, but who prefer the flexibility and breadth of a liberal arts degree to the more studio-intensive pre-professional B.F.A. degree.

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M.F.A. in Design

The M.F.A. program at The University of Texas at Austin is distinctive by design.

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A student brainstorms with her classmates as part of a Design Strategies class taught onsite at IBM's design studios in Austin. Photo by Alicia Dietrich.

B.D.P. Certificate in Design Strategies

The Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in Design Strategies provides a multidisciplinary framework open to ALL UT undergraduate students to master design thinking skills outside of traditional departmental programming to better prepare them to tackle real-world wicked problems.

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A student draws a female face on a digital tablet. Photo by Lawrence Peart.

B.D.P. Certificate in Digital Arts and Media

The Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in Digital Arts and Media explores the use of computer technology and production techniques to create digital art. Students develop skills in areas such as gaming, animation, computer-generated music and interactive media.

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A student asks a question during the Q&A portion of an event about entrepreneurship. Photo by Lawrence Peart.

Creative Entrepreneurship

Pathways to Entrepreneurship is a new program designed to build community and bring together like-minded entrepreneurs, creative students and faculty through events, programming and mentorship.

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José Colucci gives a tour of the Design Institute for Health offices to members of the public during an open studio tour. Photo by Lawrence Peart.

Design Institute for Health

The Design Institute for Health is a first-of-its-kind institute born from the radical collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The program’s embedded team of health design specialists uses creative problem-solving methods to deeply understand the needs of patients and providers, generate fresh systemic approaches, and rapidly prototype and realize solutions.

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Degrees + Programs

B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Technologies

In this interdisciplinary major, creative expression merges with technological innovation across four emphasis areas: Game Design, Digital Visualization, Projection, Lighting and Interactivity (PLAI) and Music and Sound. Graduates of AET will be prepared to create digital content, lead production teams and develop new applications of technology in the evolving entertainment industry.

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

The undergraduate Design program empowers students with a rich, multi-faceted educational experience that poises graduates for careers in the design profession, professions with a design component or a strategic focus and entrepreneurial endeavors. The B.A. in Design is intended for students who desire a solid foundation in design techniques, aesthetics, research methods, history and theory, but who prefer the flexibility and breadth of a liberal arts degree to the more studio-intensive pre-professional B.F.A. degree.

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M.F.A. in Design

The M.F.A. program at The University of Texas at Austin is distinctive by design.

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B.D.P. Certificate in Design Strategies

The Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in Design Strategies provides a multidisciplinary framework open to ALL UT undergraduate students to master design thinking skills outside of traditional departmental programming to better prepare them to tackle real-world wicked problems.

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B.D.P. Certificate in Digital Arts and Media

The Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in Digital Arts and Media explores the use of computer technology and production techniques to create digital art. Students develop skills in areas such as gaming, animation, computer-generated music and interactive media.

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Creative Entrepreneurship

Pathways to Entrepreneurship is a new program designed to build community and bring together like-minded entrepreneurs, creative students and faculty through events, programming and mentorship.

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Design Institute for Health

The Design Institute for Health is a first-of-its-kind institute born from the radical collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The program’s embedded team of health design specialists uses creative problem-solving methods to deeply understand the needs of patients and providers, generate fresh systemic approaches, and rapidly prototype and realize solutions.

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