School of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Technology (B.A.)
Students who complete the major in Arts and Technology receive a thorough grounding in the mutually productive interaction of technology with the arts, with specific emphasis on the interplay of visual art, music, and narrative with the new modes of expression and communication that have emerged from the convergence of computing and media technologies. The program stresses not only the creation but also the potential applications and cultural implications of interactive media. A student majoring in Arts and Technology will be required to channel selected coursework according to individual needs and specialties. Particular attention should be given to the Prescribed Electives for the major, and close consultation with academic advisors is recommended. By selecting courses from a variety of the remaining elective headings, students are able to combine courses in technology and fine arts with course work in literary criticism and interpretation, creative writing and translation, and linguistics and languages.
Unless otherwise noted, courses in Arts and Technology are open to all students in the university. However, students majoring in Arts and Technology may be given preference in certain course enrollments.
Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Technology
Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)
I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 semester credit hours
Communication (6 semester credit hours)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 semester credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts (6 semester credit hours)
Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 semester credit hours)
Science (9 semester credit hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)
II. Major Requirements, Lower Division: 21 semester credit hours
III. Major Requirements, Upper Division: 24 semester credit hours
Major Core Courses
or ATEC 3325 Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication
IV. Elective Requirements: 33 semester credit hours
Prescribed Electives (15 semester credit hours)
Any five of the following:
Advanced Electives (6 semester credit hours)
Students are required to take at least six semester credit hours of advanced electives outside their major field of study. These must be either upper-division classes or lower-division courses that have prerequisites.
Free Electives (12 semester credit hours)
Both upper-and lower-division courses may be used as electives, but students must complete at least 51 semester credit hours of upper-division credit to qualify for graduation.
- Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
- Students who are ATEC/CS double majors or who plan to minor in CS must enroll in CS 1337 Computer Science I
- Students who are ATEC/CS double majors or who plan to minor in CS must enroll in CS 2336 Computer Science II