UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication with Animation and Games Concentration

Upon successful completion of the BA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication with Animation and Games Concentration, UT Dallas students will receive, identify, formulate, apply, and conduct or implement the following skills:

  • Multimedia content creation and storytelling
  • Thinking critically, creatively, and independently
  • Technical skills in industry standard software/hardware to succeed in animation or game production
  • Visual communication skills that reflect design principles
  • Collaborative project and production management
  • Understanding and engaging diverse audiences
  • The ability to practice ethical judgment

Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication with Critical Media Studies Concentration

Upon successful completion of the BA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication with Critical Media Studies Concentration, UT Dallas students will receive, identify, formulate, apply, and conduct or implement the following skills:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Socially-engaged collaborative work
  • Understanding cultural and historical perspectives of digital media and technologies
  • Creation of multimedia content for diverse audiences
  • Proficiency in computer applications and digital platforms
  • Written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences

Master of Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Emerging Media Studies Pathway

Upon successful completion of the MA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Emerging Media Studies Pathway, UT Dallas students will receive, identify, formulate, apply, and conduct or implement the following skills:

  • Thinking critically, creatively, and independently
  • Theory-driven research projects that interrogate the cultural, economic, and political implications of emerging media and digital technologies
  • Creation of multimedia content for diverse audiences
  • Written and oral communication skills for diverse audiences
  • Understanding pedagogical practices, assessment principles, and instruction methods

Master of Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Interaction Design Pathway

Upon successful completion of the MA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Interaction Design Pathway, UT Dallas students will receive, identify, formulate, apply, and conduct or implement the following skills:

  • Evidence-based design research to solve problems through analytical thinking, critical analysis, and/or creativity
  • Understanding cultural, historical, and political implications of design choices
  • Technical expertise in industry standard platforms, software, and hardware
  • Implementation of design principles to create digital content
  • Manage projects individually and collaboratively within organizational constraints
  • Communicating with diverse audiences, with particular attention to multicultural competencies

Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication with Animation Pathway

Upon successful completion of the MFA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Animation Pathway, UT Dallas students will receive, identify, formulate, apply, and conduct or implement the following skills:

  • Multimedia content creation and storytelling
  • Extended technical expertise in animation industry standard software and hardware
  • Theory-driven research and creative projects that reflect multi-modal research planning and implementation
  • Participation in substantial collaborative projects
  • Understanding and engaging diverse audiences
  • Understanding the cultural, economic, and political implications of media
  • An appreciation of ethical issues and sustainability to produce creative projects in a socially responsible manner
  • Understanding pedagogical practices, assessment principles, and instruction methods

Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Creative Practice Pathway

Upon successful completion of the MFA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Creative Practice pathway, UT Dallas students will receive, identify, formulate, apply, and conduct or implement the following skills:

  • Problem solving through analytical thinking, critical analysis, and/or creativity
  • Technical expertise in industry standard software and hardware
  • Manage projects individually, collaboratively, and within organizational constraints
  • Develop concepts and communicate them to diverse audiences with design, materials, and emerging technologies
  • Understanding the cultural and political implications of artworks and audiences
  • An appreciation of ethical issues and sustainability to produce creative projects in a socially responsible manner
  • Understanding pedagogical practices, assessment principles, and instruction methods

Master of Fine Arts in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Game Development Pathway

Upon successful completion of the MFA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication: Game Development Pathway, UT Dallas students will receive, identify, formulate, apply, and conduct or implement the following skills:

  • Multimedia content creation and storytelling
  • Extended technical expertise in game industry standard software and hardware
  • Theory-driven research and creative projects that reflect multi-modal research planning and implementation
  • Participation in substantial collaborative projects
  • Understanding and engaging diverse audiences
  • Understanding the cultural, economic, and political implications of media
  • An appreciation of ethical issues and sustainability to produce creative projects in a socially responsible manner
  • Understanding pedagogical practices, assessment principles, and instruction methods