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AET courses go beyond the Forty Acres

Oct 24, 2017


Courses and curriculum from the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies undergraduate program are expanding beyond The University of Texas at Austin through partnerships, online learning platforms and textbooks.

AET Lecturer Jack Stamps’ class AET 308: Music, Technologies and Culture received a grant to create a Global Classroom course through UT’s International Office’s Global Classroom Initiative. The grants are part of UT’s Project 2021 initiative to develop collaborative international online courses involving UT faculty and international partner universities. A Global Classroom blends, either wholly or in part, a course at UT Austin with a course at an international partner university using online technology to connect students, foster collaboration and facilitate co-teaching. Students receive credit from and pay tuition to their home university. In the spring, Stamps is partnering with the Music Department at the Lulea Technical Institute in Sweden to teach AET 308.

Stamps recently published the textbook Pixels, Samples, Lumens Illusion, which explores the foundations of arts and entertainment technologies.

Stamps’ class AET 304: Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technology is being adapted into an OnRamps course through UT’s innovative dual-enrollment program that brings rigorous courses to high school students across Texas. Students in the program earn transferable college credit while in high school to accelerate degree completion and reduce the costs and impact of student loans.

Previously, Stamps’ AET 304 class was adapted to be offered online through a collaboration with online learning platform Kadenze. AET has expanded its partnership with Kadenze to bring AET Lecturer Yuliya Lanina’s course “Race, Gender and Technology” to the online learning platform in the spring.

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