AET expands partnership with online learning platform Kadenze to offer second course

AET Lecturer Yuliya Lanina will teach an online version of her course Gender, Race and Technology through the online learning platform Kadenze this spring.

The course will explore the issues affecting women and minorities in the creative and technological fields, as well as possible solutions to address gender and diversity issues in those fields. The class will alternate between presentations by the instructor and interviews with guests who will share their relevant experiences and expertise.

Lanina is a lecturer for the UT Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies and a multimedia artist whose work ranges from paintings and robotic sculptures to video and performance. Lanina’s multimedia works and performances have awarded her invitations to many national and international shows, art fairs, festivals and conferences, including Seoul Art Museum in Korea; Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio; Moscow Museum of Modern Art in Russia; SIGGRAPH in Japan; SXSW Interactive; SEAMUS in Oregon and Creative Tech Week in New York City.

The online course, which opens April 10, has been adapted from a foundational course in the Arts and Entertainment Technologies undergraduate degree program offered by UT’s School of Design and Creative Technologies. This is the second AET course offered on the Kadenze platform; Jack Stamps’ course Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technologies launched in fall 2016.

Kadenze offers an online learning platform purpose-built to support an online arts-based curriculum. The University of Texas joins such prestigious partners as Princeton University, Stanford University, California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, California College of the Arts, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Miami and many others in offering content on the platform.

The courses are available to anyone, and students around the world can enroll in the class at three levels:

  • Free: Enroll in any available course, watch video lectures, participate in forums
  • Premium: Submit assignments, receive grades, build and share a portfolio, receive discounts and more for $20/month
  • Credit: Take class for college credit for $300