Highlights from the BFA and MFA design exhibitions
Highlights from the Spring 2019 SDCT Showcase
Alyson Beaton is an interdisciplinary designer/maker/author and entrepreneur. Her projects range from space, exhibit and objects to graphic design/branding. Get to know Alyson here!
SDCT is calling for submissions to our 2019 Journal of Design and Creative Technologies.
Gray Garmon is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Integrated Design in the School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas in Austin. Read a Q&A with Garmon here.
View the highlights from Fall 2018's Arts and Entertainment Technologies end-of-semester concert.
Michael McKellar is an Assistant Professor of Practice of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET), teaching primarily in the Projection, Lighting, and Interactivity (PLAI) concentration. McKellar recently moved to Austin from Scotland with his wife, Emma.
Jason Wilkins attended the MFA Design program at the University of Texas at Austin but withdrew early to put his theoretical studies into practice. He found his fit at Dyal and Partners, the design studio he joined in 2012, which subsequently became part of Page. Wilkins played a key role in the recent redesign of the University of Texas at Austin's visual identity. He enjoyed working on it because it was first and foremost a strategic effort.
MJ Johns is a game and experience designer, Unity developer, and founder of Astire Games. MJ previously worked in AAA on COD: Modern Warfare Remastered and Mafia III, and they also worked in VR creating show demos for the Virtuix Omni. As the studio director for Astire Games, MJ develops educational and family-friendly apps and games for mobile, VR, AR, PC, and web. MJ got their start in software and web development before moving into games and entertainment in 2012.
View the highlights from UT Austin's second annual VJ Battle: Audiopixelcollider, a collaboration between the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies, the Butler School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Students from the Department of Design, under the guidance of Assistant Professor Jiwon Park, designed and constructed the physical award for the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ new In The Arena award. The inaugural award was presented to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November.
We recently caught up with Kevin McDonald to learn more about his off-campus course at argodesign in South Austin last fall. Find out more about his experience teaching ITD 170: Making Real World Design and partnering with argo.
Artist and author James Gurney visited the School of Design and Creative Technologies to speak on "The New Art Economy: Living Off Your Dreams" at October's Pathways to Entrepreneurship event.
Students from Associate Professor Carma Gorman's History of Graphic Design course visit the Harry Ransom Center.
In September, while the weather was still hot, Jan Ryan and Jess Voigt visited schools and departments throughout COFA meeting and greeting with students. They created an ice cream pop-up shop, and students asked questions about creative entrepreneurship and design and how COFA students can be a part of the creative economy. Photos by Jen Reel.
Adraint Bereal is a 2019 B.F.A. in Design candidate who transferred from the UT Department of Government.
For this project in Matt Smith’s Entertainment Systems Design class, students were asked to create a short performance utilizing both projection and lighting. Students used QLab and a Hog 4 lighting console to program each performance.
In spring 2018, students in Sven Ortel & Matthew Smith’s class AET 329: Media Creation for Live Performance designed projection lighting for performances in Ears, Eyes + Feet. The annual performance of collaborative invention and experimentation showcases the talents of students and faculty from the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies.
In fall 2017, students in Sven Ortel’s AET 347: Projection Design, Matt Smith's AET 316 Foundations of PLAI as well as AET 360C Entertainment System’s Design created projection, lighting and artwork for the event introducing the UT Men’s Basketball team.
The Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) has partnered with Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services (LAITS) and Project 2021 to offer AET 304: Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technologies as a simultaneous massive online course (SMOC), taught by AET Lecturer Jack Stamps. Photos by Jen Reel