AET junior Jackson Gurdak headshot

Level UP Student Spotlight: Jackson Gurdak

Learn more about Jackson Gurdak (AET '23) and his animated short, "Time Passing Through."

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animated cartoon self-portrait of Hari Jueng

Level UP Student Spotlight: Hari Jeung

Learn more about AET '22 graduate Hari Jeung and her animated music video for "Dynamite" by K-pop band BTS.

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Level UP Student Spotlight: Victor Do

Learn more about AET '22 graduate Victor Do and his unconventional ghost hunter game, Ghost Hunter Hunter.

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slide with names and roles of each team member for "In My Shoes," an original video game created by AET students

Level UP Student Spotlight: In My Shoes

Learn more about Team Spacefrogs' original interactive narrative game, In My Shoes.

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AET '22 graduate Nat Briceno headshot

Level UP Student Spotlight: Nat Briceno

Learn more about AET '22 graduate Nat Briceno and their original video game, Automaton.

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AET '22 graduate Nada Aburayyan headshot

Level UP Student Spotlight: Nada Aburayyan

Learn more about AET '22 graduate Nada Aburayyan and her project, "Woodland Digital Pet."

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headshot of AET senior Alex Kong with his hands folded and resting on his mouth

Level UP Student Spotlight: Alex Kong

Learn more about AET '22 graduate Alex Kong and his original video game, Qualified Immunity.

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AET '22 graduate Julia Nguyen smiling near an outdoor fountain

Level UP Student Spotlight: Julia Nguyen

Learn more about AET '22 graduate Julia Nguyen and her original video game, Cosmic Cooking.

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AET senior Jasper Murphy giving a thumbs up while mixing sound for graduation

Level UP Student Spotlight: Jasper Murphy

Learn more about AET Fall '22 graduate Jasper Murphy and his original 3D projection mapping project.

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AET senior DeSha Bass-McClellan smiling with her head resting on her fist outside the WCP Student Activity Center

Level UP Student Spotlight: De'sha Bass-McClellan

Learn more about AET '22 graduate De'sha Bass-McClellan and her original project, Lens of Empathy.

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a dancer onstage at Evolution 2022 against a dark background, which makes the brightly colored lighting design stand out

The Making of Evolution in 2022

Evolution is a collaborative design laboratory facilitating interdisciplinary experimentation in dance performance. Concert and event lighting designers from the School of Design and Creative Technologies join with choreographers from the Department of Theatre and Dance and composers from the Butler School of Music and throughout the University to create short dance works for the concert stage.

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AET '22 graduate Jalen Hoyt smiling with arms out in front of the UT Austin tower

Level UP Student Spotlight: Jalen Hoyt

Learn more about AET '22 graduate Jalen Hoyt and his original video game, Culling Streets.

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Level UP event logo over a video of "UT Tower 3D Projection Map" created by AET '22 graduates Jasper Murphy and Zane Giordano

Creatives in AET Level UP Innovation at Showcase Event

Watch some of the highlights from Level UP, our first in-person showcase in 3 years! Presented in partnership with the Game Development and Design Program, a collaboration between the Departments of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, Computer Science, and Radio-Television-Film.

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white text on a light blue background that reads "No Longer, Not Yet: April 8th-23rd"

No Longer, Not Yet

View the 2022 B.F.A. Design exhibition, "No Longer, Not Yet."

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Ashwara Pillai, first place winner of the first Travis County "I Voted" sticker design contest, standing next to members of the Travis County Clerk Elections Division

New ‘I Voted’ 2022 Election Sticker Designed by UT Design Student Ashwara Pillai

Ashwara Pillai, a B.F.A. Design Senior, won the inaugural Travis County “I Voted” sticker contest with a design featuring a bluebonnet in the shape of a checkmark. The new sticker, inspired by her own annual encounters with the Texas state flower while growing up in Austin, will be available at all Travis County voting locations for the November 8, 2022 election.

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Arts and Entertainment Technologies Senior Zane Giordano at MIT Reality Hack 2022, where he and his team were awarded Overall Gold for Best Project and Winner: Best Use of Microsoft Reality Toolkit (MRTK).

AET Student Zane Giordano Wins Gold at MIT Reality Hack 2022

At the MIT Reality Hack 2022, Zane Giordano, University of Texas at Austin student from the School of Design and Creative Technologies, and his team were awarded Overall Gold for Best Project and Winner: Best Use of Microsoft Reality Toolkit (MRTK).

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AET students sit around a table and play "Fantasy Food Trucks," a colorful multiplayer card and board game created in Tyler Coleman's Physical Games class

Yes, Playtesting Your Original Game is Required Learning

In Tyler Coleman’s Physical Games course, a new AET offering for Spring 2022, students receive grades for creating, playing, and testing their own games. And like any board game worth the effort of learning the rules, the goal of the class is to stimulate thinking and inspire social interaction while exposing students to the intricacies of game design.

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Arts and Entertainment Technologies professor Matt Smith and student Jayden Chavez smile at the camera while programming lighting at the 2022 Bee Cave BuzzFest

AET Students Help Bring Bee Cave BuzzFest to Life

Students from two Arts and Entertainment Technologies classes put theory into practice at the 2022 Bee Cave BuzzFest, a 3-day immersive music, tech, and art festival in Bee Cave, Texas.

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2021 M.A. in Design graduate Jessica Murray describes her journey with Design in Health

Why M.A. in Design focused on Health? Meet 2021 Graduate Jessica Murray

This 10-month Master's program offered in collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin inspires change-makers to reimagine health care through the lens of design.

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Still image of Piglet and Pooh from original animated short film created by high school student for the 2021 Animation & Motion Summer Camp

2021 Animation & Motion Summer Camp Reel

View original work created by high school students during the 2021 Animation & Motion Summer Camp, a virtual offering that helps prepare students for college applications to creative studies.

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