UTD's ATEC students have access to a Motion Capture Lab within the school. Game production, animation, creative arts, previsualization, research, and prototyping are all leveraged by the lab, which adds realism to animation in films and video games. [Image: UT Dallas/ATEC]
Aiming to forge "a new path for excellence, innovation, and growth in the arts," UT Dallas is merging two schools into one larger School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology. The combined school will give the university a strong, single academic presence for the arts while taking advantage of UTD’s future arts and performance complex, the $158 million Edith and Peter O’Donnell Jr. Athenaeum.
The school's inaugural dean, Dr. Nils Roemer, says the move will "make a statement to the entire country about our commitment to arts, humanities, and technology."