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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.

Doreen Lorenzo speaks with argodesign founder Mark Rolston at the argo design studio in east Austin

Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo interviews argodesign founder Mark Rolston

January 13, 2024

Doreen Lorenzo, assistant dean of the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin, interviewed argodesign founder Mark Rolston at BigIdeasATX, a monthly event series hosted by Silicon Hills News.

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Design Assistant Professor Jiabao Li among East Asian women leading America’s personal health startup scene

January 13, 2024

A spotlight on extraordinary startups in the health care field, all of which have been founded by individuals from East Asian communities. Endless Health, co-founded by Cooper Galvin and Jiabao Li, is a one-stop-shop for cardiovascular health based in Austin, Texas.

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Society Faces Tough Choices About Artificial Intelligence

December 30, 2023

UT experts help distill five of the most important concepts of artificial intelligence for beginners. Department chairs Kate Canales and Michael Baker weigh in on how AI technologies are affecting higher education and design.

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Design Assistant Professor Jiabao Li’s exhibition, Progenitorial Hysteresis, on view at the Duende Art Museum in China

December 27, 2023

Design Assistant Professor Jiabao Li’s exhibition, Progenitorial Hysteresis, is on view at the Duende Art Museum (DAM) in China from December 12, 2023 until January 3, 2024.

Sound Design Project Spotlight Recreating The War of the Worlds a project from the spring 2023 sound design course taught by Phillip Owen

Sound Design Project: Recreating 'The War of the Worlds'

December 21, 2023

Last spring, students in the College of Fine Arts taking Theatre and Dance faculty member Phillip Owen’s Sound Design course sat behind computer screens, microphones and electronic instruments, ready to showcase their final project – a recreation of Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds.

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This is a Prototype: Doreen Lorenzo & Mbiyimoh Ghogomu

December 7, 2023

In this episode of This is a Prototype, recorded in front of a live audience at argodesign in Austin, Texas, host Doug Powell speaks to Doreen Lorenzo and Mbiyimoh Ghogomu.

SDCT Industry Relations Presents the Career City Limits Speaker Series at UT Austin

Like ACL, SDCT's Career City Limits steals students’ hearts

December 6, 2023

In September and November 2023, SDCT held the fifth semesterly Career City Limits Speaker Series (CCL). The event included virtual and in-person sessions from top local and major companies, such as Idea Peddler, Bluepoint Games, Iron Galaxy, and Microsoft.

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Department of Design Accepting Applications for Department Chair Role

December 5, 2023

The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Design.

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Assistant professor ‘pulseCoder’ inspires students to combine art and technology

December 1, 2023

Instructing part time at UT since 2020, Kyle Evans accepted a full-time position in 2023 in the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies. In the belly of the University’s expansive Performing Arts Center, he spends time teaching lighting design, video projection and electronic musical instruments.

Join us for the launch of the new Lab for Immersive Media in the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies on Thursday December 7 from 4 to 7 pm

UT’s Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies Opens Futuristic Lab for Immersive Media, Welcomes New Era of Discovery

November 27, 2023

The Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest space for innovation and creativity, the Lab for Immersive Media (LIM). The LIM is an interactive and immersive media laboratory that enables novel research and entertainment experiences in virtual and physical spaces.