About ATEC 2020-02-24T15:38:05-06:00

About ATEC

Think with technology to transform what is known into what is possible

The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at UT Dallas engages artists, designers, scientists, researchers, and reflective practitioners across multiple disciplines in collaborative activities to create new knowledge, explore the expressive possibilities, and assess the cultural impact of emerging technologies.

Students, faculty, and researchers collaborate on Intentional Future-Making through the creation of new cultural forms, the design of new technological experiences, the production of new knowledge, and the transformation of the culture industries.

Founded in 2015, ATEC enrolls more than 1,800 students in Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs.

ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

Dean's Vision

A message from ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

Student Life

Student Life and Diversity

Comets can always find someone who shares the same interests

Admission Requirements


Requirements and Admissions


Facilities and Workspaces

The Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building

Living In Dallas

Living in Dallas, TX

Say YES to Dallas, y’all