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Arts and Technology (B.A.)

Students who complete the major in Arts and Technology receive a thorough grounding in the mutually productive interaction of technology with the arts, with specific emphasis on the interplay of visual art, music, and narrative with the new modes of expression and communication that have emerged from the convergence of computing and media technologies. The program stresses not only the creation but also the potential applications and cultural implications of interactive media. Unlike other majors in the School of Arts & Humanities, a student majoring in Arts and Technology will be required to channel selected coursework according to individual needs and specialties. Particular attention should be given to the Prescribed Electives for the major, and close consultation with academic advisors is recommended. By selecting courses from a variety of the remaining elective headings, students are able to combine courses in technology and fine arts with course work in literary criticism and interpretation, creative writing and translation, and linguistics and languages.

Unless otherwise noted, courses in Arts and Technology are open to all students in the university. However, students majoring in Arts and Technology may be given preference in certain course enrollments.

Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Technology
Degree Requirements (120 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours
    A. Communication (6 hours)
        3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
        3 hours Communication Elective (ATEC 3320 or ATEC 3325)
    B. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
        6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
        6 hours American History
        3 hours Social and Behavioral Science Elective
    C. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
        3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
        3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
    D. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 hours)
        3 hours College Math (recommended MATH 1314)
        3 hours Quantitative Mathematics (STAT 1342)
    E. Science (9 hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

1Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at U.T. Dallas.

II. Major Requirements, Lower Division: 21 hours
    ARTS 1316 Drawing Foundations
    CS 1337 Computer Science I
    CS 2336 Computer Science II
    ARTS 2380 2D Design Foundations
    ARTS 2381 3D Design Foundations
    ATEC 2382 Computer Imaging
    FILM 2332 Understanding Film

III. Major Requirements, Upper Division: 24 hours
    ARTS 3371 Black and White Photography
        or 3372 Color Photography
    ATEC 3317 3D Modeling for Computer Animation
    ATEC 3320 Information Usability and Design
        or 3325 Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication
    HIST 3337 Technology and Western Civilization
        or 3374 American Technological Development
    LIT 3334 Literature of Science
        or LIT 3311 The Literature of Fantasy and Science Fiction
        or HIST 3328 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
    ATEC 4340 Issues in Arts and Technology
    ATEC 4380 Capstone Project
    CS 3333 Data Structures
        or CS 3335 C and C++
        or CS 3375 Principles of UNIX
        or CS 4336 Advanced Java

IV. Elective Requirements: 33 hours
    Prescribed Electives (15 hours)
        Any five of the following:
            AHST 3317 Pioneers of Modern Art
                or AHST 3318 Contemporary Art
                or AHST 3324 History of Photography
            ARTS 3376 Time-Based Art
            ARTS 4372 Advanced Photography
            ATEC 3327 Digital Lighting and Texturing for Computer Animation
            ATEC 3351 Computer Game Development
            ATEC 3361 Internet Studio
                or ATEC 3363 Basic Interaction Design
            ATEC 4337 Computer Animation
            ATEC 4346 Story-Telling for New Media
            ATEC 4347 Advanced Design
            ATEC 4357 Advanced Digital Arts
            ATEC 4367 Advanced Computer Game Development
            MUSI 3389 Digital Music
    Advanced Electives (6 hours)
        Students are required to take at least six hours of advanced electives outside their major
        field of study. These must be either upper-division classes or lower-division courses that have
        prerequisites.
    Free Electives (12 hours)
        Both upper- and lower-division courses may be used as electives, but students must
        complete at least 51 hours of upper-division credit to qualify for graduation.

     

This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

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