4 year PhD Scholarships

The School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for its graduate programs beginning in Fall 2017.  We seek students who appreciate the opportunities of cross-disciplinary education, who aspire to be visionary scholars, researchers, teachers and artists.

ATEC currently offers three graduate programs:  The Masters of Arts (MA), the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA), and the Ph.D.  Research areas for all graduate students include culture and technology studies, game studies, game development, computer animation, communication studies, critical media studies, media psychology, interaction design, and creative practice.

Current labs, studios, and research areas include:

  • ArtSci Lab
  • Cultural Science Lab
  • Creative Automata Lab
  • Fashioning Circuits Lab
  • Future Immersive Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab
  • Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems (ANTE)
  • Narrative Systems Research Lab
  • Public Interactives Research Lab (PIRL)
  • Social Practice and Community Engagement Media (SP&CE) Lab
  • 3-D Modeling Studio

Collaboration is the foundation of every program.  Students collaborate with faculty, with each other, and with colleagues from other schools, institutions, museums, and galleries. ATEC faculty are dedicated teachers who embrace project-based learning, collaborative creative practice, and critical analysis and social science research methods.  Students are encouraged to join lab-based projects, collaborate on experimental art and media productions, and engage in critical and social scientific research.

Funding is available for outstanding doctoral students for 4 years of study.  Funding support includes two years of fellowship (year 1 and year 4) and two years of teaching assistantships (year 2 and year 3).  Tuition is covered by the School.  Students in the MA and MFA programs may also be funded through research assistantships and teaching assistantships.

Applicants for the Ph. D program must have earned a master’s level degree in a relevant field, and submit a portfolio that includes a written essay of interest, an example of academic writing, and evidence of creative practice or research experience.

For further information about the doctoral program, please contact Ph.D. adviser Christine Messick christine.messick@utdallas.edu.

General inquiries can be sent to Dr. Monica Evans, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in ATEC mevans@utdallas.edu.

Deadline for consideration of funding and financial aid:  January 15, 2017.  

Contact rmalina@alum.mit.edu for further details.

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