wide angle shot of Ride the Synthwave event sponsored by Nelda Studios featuring projection mapping on Winship building at UT Austin
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SDCT's Top 10: Year in Review

Look back on the show-stopping events, national recognition, and milestones we're celebrating from the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Artpace Names Yuliya Lanina as Spring 2023 International Artist-in-Residence

January 24, 2023

Artpace San Antonio, a nonprofit residency program, has announced Arts and Entertainment Technologies Professor Yuliya Lanina as one of its Spring 2023 International Artists-in-Residence. 

Animated text reads "BTS Dynamite: Live at the MTV Music Awards" from a fan-animated music video by AET students

MTV Commissions AET Students for 2022 VMA Project

December 15, 2022

Arts and Entertainment Technologies student Hari J. creates a fan animation for K-pop band, BTS, that is discovered on Instagram and lands her a commission opportunity for the 2022 MTV VMA's.

Grace Troutman UT Grad lands dream job at TikTok

TikTok Scoops Up Arts and Entertainment Technologies Graduate for Global Creative Strategist Role

December 1, 2022

Grace Troutman, a Spring 2022 Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) and a double minor in Arts Management and Business, went from her dream college experience at The University of Texas at Austin to landing her dream job at TikTok.

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Ride the Synthwave

November 21, 2022

Ride the Synthwave was an unforgettable night from the School of Design and Creative Technologies sponsored by Nelda Studios.

Tower Tumbles Video Game Projected on UT Tower

UT Austin turns historic tower into gaming screen

November 19, 2022

Marin Clark, majoring in Arts and Entertainment Technologies, works with faculty to create “Tower Tumbles” the first video game played on the facade of the UT tower.

Photo of student playing "Tower Tumble," an original video game designed by AET students and faculty, on the UT Austin Tower through projection mapping

SDCT projects video game on UT Tower, looks towards future of immersive experiences on campus

November 14, 2022

About a hundred people gathered around the Tower the night of Nov. 3 to watch a video game that was projected onto the building.

AET Professor Yuliya Lanina interviews with Spectrum News about film Gelfite Fish

AET Professor Yuliya Lanina uses film to fight antisemitism

November 7, 2022

Texans use film to fight antisemitism and create opportunities to open up a conversation at the Austin Jewish Film Festival (AJFF).

AET Alum Olivia Moriarty

Inside the Studio with AET Alumna Olivia Moriarty

October 25, 2022

Olivia Moriarty is an Associate Experience Designer at ILMxLAB creating immersive experiences. She discusses her role in storytelling through virtual and mixed-reality experiences at the studio.

New "I voted" sticker designed by UT student debuts in travis county

New ‘I Voted’ sticker created by UT design senior Ashwara Pillai debuts in Travis County

October 21, 2022

The Travis County Clerk’s Office launched a design contest earlier this year asking local college students to create a new sticker, and Ashwara Pillai’s submission won. The University of Texas at Austin senior made time during the middle of her finals week to craft a design depicting a bluebonnet in check mark form with the words “I Voted” next to it.

Gefilte Fish Animation by Yuliya Lanina

Digitality in the Arts: Yuliya Lanina explores intergenerational trauma from Holocaust in stop-animation film Gefilte Fish

October 14, 2022

How technologies are transforming scholarship, practice, and archival work including work from an Arts and Entertainment Technologies professor.