Online course in Arts and Entertainment Technologies launches this fall

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The course will be taught by Arts and Entertainment Technologies Lecturer Jack W. Stamps.The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has partnered with the online learning platform Kadenze to offer the online course ”Foundations of Arts and Entertainment Technologies” this fall.

Kadenze offers an online learning platform purpose-built to support an online arts-based curriculum. The University of Texas joins such prestigious partners as Princeton University, Stanford University, California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, California College of the Arts, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Miami and many others in offering content on the platform. 

The course is taught by Jack W. Stamps, a lecturer for UT’s Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies.

The online course, which opens Sept. 27, has been adapted from a foundational course in the Arts and Entertainment Technologies undergraduate degree program offered by UT’s College of Fine Arts. The course requires a total of approximately 150–200 hours of work, including both lectures and independent student learning time.

This course explores the primary entertainment vehicles that students are exposed to on a daily basis, such as the digital audio workstation, a Kraftwerk 3D concert, interactive toys, robotics in art, 3D projection mapping, Pokémon Go! and much more. The course explores how these technologies shaped and even created new art forms. The class also addresses how those transformations informed styles and genres across theater, recording music, feature films, integrated media events, game play from consoles to hand-helds and the explosion of commercially accessible virtual and augmented realities.

The courses are available to anyone, and students around the world can enroll in the class at three levels:

  • Free: Enroll in any available course, watch video lectures, participate in forums
  • Premium: Submit assignments, receive grades, build and share a portfolio, receive discounts in Kadenze bookstore and more for $10/month
  • Credit: Take class for college credit for $900