There is more to life at UT Dallas than what happens in labs and classrooms. The campus offers a wide array of student clubs and organizations, events, lectures, performances and more! Be sure to check campus calendars on a regular basis to take advantage of the exciting events and opportunities!
“I became involved with Student Media to gain experience in writing, reporting and editing news. In addition to building my résumé and seeing my work published, I've met and built solid relationships with students, staff and faculty around the university. Working at the student newspaper has allowed me the opportunity to apply what I've learned in EMAC to the workplace — establishing an online presence, sharing information across multiple platforms, building and promoting a brand image and collaborating with many others on the same project.” – Bobby Karalla, Editor in Chief of The Mercury, EMAC ‘ 13
Arts and Technology encompasses a vast number of possibilities in terms of research, career paths, and applications. The undergraduate degree program offers a large variety of courses in animation, sound design, game development and design, interactive narrative, interaction design, and virtual environments. With such a large variety of courses offered it can be difficult to choose an area to focus on. However, the sooner you find an area to focus on the more prepared you will be when you graduate. Work closely with your academic advisor, ask questions, and talk openly about your interests. Utilize the course mapping guides for animation, gaming, and sound design.
Each student must complete a degree audit during the semester they complete 45, 75 and 90 hours. These audits serve as check points to ensure that all necessary paperwork is complete and the student is on-track for graduation. Important information is shared during these audits depending on the number of hours the student has completed.
45 Hour Audit Topics of Discussion
Studying abroad is a great way to enrich your college experience and observe how other countries and cultures view arts, technology, and digital design. Students should start looking at their abroad options during their sophomore year, and plan to go abroad during summer or the Fall or Spring semester of their Junior year. The UT Dallas Office of International Education does not endorse any specific program, but will serve as a guide for students during the process of applying for programs, correctly following institutional protocol, and assisting with deadlines.
Information about study abroad programs:
Your capstone should reflect your accomplishments and expertise as it relates to your focus area within ATEC. You should start thinking about what type of project you would like to work on for Capstone at least a year in advance. What you do during the semester you are enrolled in Capstone should be the development of a significant product and learning experience worthy showing to a high-end company or client.
A Demo Reel/Portfolio is a compilation of your best work and is one of the main keys to getting a job. Here are some crucial things to do and think about when creating your demo reel/portfolio.