Artists collaborating with gamers, programmers, journalists, designers, scientists, and sound engineers: this dynamic environment enables Arts and Technology students and faculty members to address today’s problems and create tomorrow’s solutions.
Arts and Technology aspires to provide a rich educational environment that prepares students:
The Arts & Technology degree is designed to provide a strong base from which to launch a professional career and/or advanced studies. Each degree requires students to integrate the sciences, arts and humanities. Graduates with degrees in arts and technology embark on a highly competitive field with potential work opportunities in the entertainment, business, education, medical and science industries and more.
The University’s Career Center is an important resource for students pursuing postgraduate employment. Licensed counselors are available to provide strategies for mastering job interviews, writing professional cover letters and resumes and connecting with campus recruiters, among other services.
Students who wish to major in arts and technology should complete:
The BA in Arts and Technology (ATEC) provides a foundation in computer science and the visual arts on which to base the acquisition of expertise and collaborative skills. Students may seek expertise in one of the following:
The ATEC program offers students networking, research and collaboration opportunities, preparing them for the fast-paced environment they will find when they join the work force. Research and production teams work on projects for clients including UT Southwestern, the Dallas Museum of Art and the U.S. Army.
The School of Arts and Humanities (A&H) honors program offers the opportunity for advanced creative and scholarly work and recognition. To earn A&H honors, students must graduate with:
Exceptionally well-qualified Arts and Humanities undergraduates who meet the requirements for admission to graduate school should consider the Fast-Track program, which allows them to begin work on an A&H master’s degree before graduation. Qualified seniors may take up to 12 credit hours of approved A&H graduate courses during their senior year, which will apply to their undergraduate degree plans.
Visit ah.utdallas.edu/students/advising/fasttrack.html for details.
The School of Arts and Humanities prepares students for the changes they will face in a media-rich 21st century. By connecting the visual and performing arts with the humanities (philosophy, literature, history), students learn how to think creatively as well as critically. More than 100 full-time faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized scholars and performers, provide quality instruction on topics ranging from the history of the Middle East to emerging media.
Bachelor of Arts: Art and performance, historical studies, literary studies, arts and technology, emerging media and communication
Master of Arts: Arts and technology, emerging media and communication, history, humanities, aesthetic studies, history of ideas, studies in literature, Latin American studies
Master of Fine Arts: Arts and technology
Doctor of Philosophy: Arts and technology, humanities
If your academic focus leads you elsewhere at UT Dallas, but you would still like to pursue studies in the School of Arts and Humanities, the following minors are available:
School of Arts and Humanities
800 West Campbell Road, JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-4136 or 972-883-4331
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