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    FrightLite to be Screened at Student Filmmakers Association

    May 06, 2014

    FrightLite, an animated short film created by Arts and Technology animation students and faculty, has been selected for screening at the SMU Student Filmmakers Association Spring Film Festival. The film depicts a boy who grapples to overcome his fear of monsters. The event will take place at the Mockingbird Station Angelika Film Center on Tuesday, May 6 from 7-9 pm. A question-and-answer session will follow the […]

    Animation Program Gets Top Marks Second Year in a Row

    May 01, 2014

    For the second year in a row, the UT Dallas Arts and Technology (ATEC) animation program has been recognized by Animation Career Review among the best program nationally and regionally. Animation Career Review cite the ATEC program as  the number two animation school program in the southwest and 20th nationally.  The criteria used in making this list consists […]

    ATEC Game Wins First Place at Medical Simulation Conference

    April 02, 2014

    A collaborative game-based simulation project between UT Dallas, UT Arlington and Baylor Scott & White Health that seeks to improve physician-nurse communication received first place at a serious games competition at the 14th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). The project also won fourth place overall out of approximately 60 entries in the […]

    Best Shorts Competition Awards Honors to ATEC

    December 19, 2013

    Eric Farrar, Todd Fechter and members of their 2012-13 Animation Production Studio class have received honors for outstanding achievement from the Best Shorts Competition for their animated short film “Fright-Lite”. The film won an Award of Excellence in Animation. In winning Best Shorts laurels, ATEC joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally […]

    Video Game to Help U.S. Troops Wins New Award

    January 30, 2012

    Honor is Arts and Technology Research Project’s Third National Honor in 2 Years For the third time in two years, the First Person Cultural Trainer (FPCT), a research project from the UT Dallas Arts and Technology(ATEC) program, has won a national award for serious gaming. FPCT received the Best Game award in the Government Category […]

    ATEC Wins Multiple Honors for Training Games

    April 14, 2011

    Two recent projects developed by research teams within the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program at The University of Texas at Dallas have earned industry awards. One award was presented at the GameTech 2011 Conference in Orlando, Fla., in March for the First Person Cultural Traineror (FPCT), a 3D interactive training game that teaches soldiers the […]

    Journal Honors Pioneering ATEC Professor’s Work

    March 23, 2011

    Arts and Technology professor and researcher Dr. Mihai Nadin has won the 2010 International Journal of General SystemsBest Paper Award for a work on “Anticipation and Dynamics.” The journal published the paper in January 2010 in an edition devoted entirely to his work. Nadin is the director of antÉ, the Institute for Research in Anticipatory […]

    Graduate Game Design Program Ranked in Top 10

    March 02, 2011

    Princeton Review Bases University Rankings on Survey of Academics in Field The University of Texas at Dallas has been included in The Princeton Review list of the “Top Schools for Video Game Design Study for 2011,” based on a survey of administrators at 150 schools offering video game design programs or degrees. UT Dallas made the list […]

    UT Dallas Grad’s Photos Win Awards for Quirkiness

    July 29, 2010

    Photographer Carlo Zinzi only recently graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with an MFA in Arts and Technology (ATEC), but he is already making his mark on the art world with his surreal take on Americana. Zinzi, who imbues his work with a sense of humor and whimsy, was awarded the Juror’s Selection […]

    Undergrad Game Design Program Rated in Top 50

    March 17, 2010

    The University of Texas at Dallas has been included in Princeton Review’s list of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs,” based on a survey of administrators at the roughly 500 institutions where students can study game design in the U.S. and Canada. UT Dallas made the list for its innovative Arts and Technology (ATEC) […]

    UT Dallas’ Linehan Among Seven to Receive Inaugural Innovations in Education Awards

    April 30, 2007

    Faculty at three University of Texas System institutions will be recognized as the inaugural recipients of the System’s Innovations in Education Awards, which laud individuals who produce cutting-edge approaches to teaching that have proven to be both creative and effective in classrooms and laboratories. “These faculty members demonstrate extraordinary ability in devising novel approaches to teaching and […]