Art and Design Technology Degree Program in Dallas, TX

There are around six schools within the Dallas area that offer art and technology degree programs. Read an overview of a couple of schools' programs, and get statistical information about the schools to find out which one is right for you.

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Dallas Schools with Art and Design Technology Programs

Students pursuing the study of art and design technology in Dallas can find two institutions offering degrees in this field. Get an overview of what types of programs these schools offer in this field as well as further details on the curricula. You can also find helpful information about the schools in the table below.

  • The University of Texas at Dallas, located about 16 miles north of downtown, offers a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts and Ph.D. in Arts and Technology.
  • Richland College has a large campus about 13 miles from downtown and offers an Associate of Arts program with an emphasis on arts and technology.

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Comparison of Schools

Whether you're looking for an undergraduate degree or are ready to pursue graduate studies, finding the right school to meet your needs is as vital as selecting a program. Find out about these schools' student populations, tuition rates, and graduation rates below.

University of Texas at Dallas Richland College
School Type 4-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2014) 23,095* 19,343*
Campus Setting Small city Large city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2015-2016) $10,864 (in state)*
$26,894 (out-of-state)*
$1,770 (in-district)*
$3,330 (in-state)*
$5,220 (out-of-state)*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2014) 84%* 58%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) 62%* 100% (open admissions)*
Retention Rate (2014) 86%* 70%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (2014) 71%* 12%*

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

University of Texas at Dallas

Formed by a partnership between the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Arts and Humanities, the University of Texas at Dallas offers students an opportunity to explore the convergence of high art and high tech; students may pursue various degree programs in this field.

Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Technology

Following introductory courses in drawing, design and computer imaging, students take art and design technology elective courses that are categorized as animation, game development, digital design or sound design. Along with their coursework, students build portfolios that help them find positions developing multimedia projects, creating computer animation or designing video games.

Master of Arts in Arts and Technology

Students interested in pursuing a doctorate in art and technology or wishing to advance their knowledge of computer-based arts and interactive media may choose this program. This interdisciplinary program allows students to study various areas of interest within the field, while completing the required 36 hours of courses, as well as an advanced art project.

Master of Fine Arts in Arts and Technology

Also an interdisciplinary program, this is often the course of study for those interested in teaching arts and technology in colleges or for individuals wishing to open a professional studio. In addition to an advanced arts and technology project, participants must complete 54 course hours. They must also complete three hours of courses each semester to remain in this program.

Ph.D. in Arts and Technology

Participants in this program must have a master's degree in this field and submit three letters of recommendation. They must also submit an essay and portfolio demonstrating their talent in writing or related areas. As part of the required 60 credit hours, students complete written and oral examinations, as well as write and defend a research dissertation.

Richland College's Art and Design Technology Degree Program

As part of the Dallas County Community College District, Richland College is a 2-year college offering workforce, continuing education and various degree programs. The art department at Richland College offers an art and design technology program. Students take courses in traditional studio arts and design, as well as courses in the design and creation of interactive multimedia projects and programming.

Associate in Arts in Arts and Technology

This 2-year program requires students to complete 60 credit hours of required courses. Students pursuing this degree can enter a transfer agreement with the University of Texas at Dallas and may transfer courses such as design and programming. In addition to coursework, they complete lab work. Upon completion of the requirements, they can enroll in the bachelor's degree program.

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