The newest school at UT Dallas, The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, provides innovative curriculum and research at the intersection of science, technology, engineering, arts, and management (STEAM).
Faculty and students collaborate in formal courses and in co-curricular settings such as studios and labs to create, design, and experiment through the production of engaging animated stories, new digital applications, and new art experiences
Faculty and researchers identify signals in the present that point to impactful changes in human experience, social engagement, and cultural meaning.
ATEC students and faculty are makers who learn through doing. We believe that making is a method, a process, a way of thinking, and a way of doing. The ATEC maker-culture blends art, technology, the humanities, science, robotics, and programming to design Future-Making projects and technological experiences that transform how people work, live, and play.
ATEC animation, games, emerging media art, and critical media studies programs are innovative examples of “Translational Humanities”, the “next iteration of applied humanities.”