UT-Dallas introduces arts and technology program

on Monday,December 20,2010 19:12


Individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts may need a postsecondary education to land the job they want.

Recently, the University of Texas at Dallas (UT-Dallas) announced that it received a $5 million donation toward its School of Arts and Humanities, according to the Dallas Morning News. The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, also had their contribution matched by the University of Texas system. In total, the school will receive $7.5 million to fund its programs.

UT-Dallas plans to use the money to create an arts and technology building, along with a degree program that combines computer science with the arts.

"The [new arts and technology degree program] is designed to provide an interdisciplinary curriculum that will prepare students to excel in the media-rich, technologically sophisticated world of the 21st century," Susan Rogers, UT-Dallas spokeswoman, told the news source. "With the new PhD degree and the upper-level appointees that will accompany it, UT-Dallas is poised to continue to contribute to the rise of an arts research community in Dallas."

Employment of artists is predicted to increase by 12 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  

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