UAT’s Digital Media degree provides the aesthetic, critical and technical framework for success in contemporary art and design practice. This highly respected media arts degree offers a diverse curriculum emphasizing aesthetic sensibility, programming literacy, creative expression and technical problem solving in media communication and digital media management.
Digital Media degree students explore new directions in visual communication design, interface and web design, digital media management, augmented reality, and responsive/interactive experiences. With a focus on innovation and a solid foundation in traditional and digital arts, design, computer programming and interactivity, this media arts degree empowers students to transform how we communicate.
21st Century audiences expect 21st Century content. Students earning UAT’s digital video degree, a film production degree. Apply new technological solutions in digital filmmaking to the age-old challenge of storytelling to achieve true contemporary relevance in digital video production. This film production degree emphasizes film production methods, preparing tomorrow’s content creators to deliver the best of today’s and tomorrow’s technology.
Recognized throughout the industry as a new class of digital filmmaking and video production degrees, the digital filmmaking program immerses students in leading-edge technologies and environments essential in today’s film, television, video production, newsgathering, animation, visual effects, gaming, web and interface design industries. Upon completion of UAT’s film production degree, students possess the capability and insight to succeed in this dynamic medium of digital filmmaking.
Students with UAT’s Game Art & Animation degree master all levels of game development to create 3D art assets for multiple video game platforms. With a degree in animation, they learn to incorporate the artistic principles used in 3D video games art asset creation such as color theory, lighting, shading, anatomy, life drawing, perspective, scene staging, modeling low polygon and high polygon, 3D mesh topology, texturing, rigging, hand key character and prop animations, as well as motion capture and facial animation.
UAT's computer animation degree prepares them to be: character artist modeler, texture artist, character artist animator, rigger, environment artist modeler, texture artist, environment artist animator, texture artist, mechanical mesh modeler, mechanical mesh animator and rigger.
UAT’s Game Design degree focuses on the design principles, skills and techniques required to create mechanics, and design documents and functioning prototypes for innovative game projects. Video game design degree coursework emphasizes strong initial concepts, design documentation, game balancing and play-testing, interactive storytelling and interface design. Game Design degree students take critical approaches to game play, player interaction, community dynamics, and the unique features of various game platforms in the marketplace.
In team-based projects, the future video game designer works with artists and programmers to create comprehensive projects. Game Design degree students develop the leadership skills necessary to take projects from initial concept to publisher-ready final product.
Because gaming technology and practices have become a part of everyday life, there is a growing emergence of gaming-based technologies and interactions being embraced by mainstream businesses and organizations. UAT’s Serious Games and Simulation Degree applies the design principles of gaming to serious, life changing applications in such fields as corporate training, medical and therapeutic, military and education.
This highly technical field of serious games requires the specialized education that UAT’s game software development degree provides. Students earning this seriously relevant game development degree will be exposed to all the tools of the serious games profession and develop mid-level programming and asset creation skill sets.
While digital art and design technologies are integral in entertainment industries, now in other businesses they’re becoming main stream which opens the door to innovation and increased demand for graduates with UAT’s virtual modeling and digital arts degree. Students in this digital design degree program master the full spectrum of 3D digital art to gain the competitive edge in designing, modeling and viewing information.
Applications of UAT’s digital arts degree include developing 3D digital art models, using electronic assets, visualizing data outputs and linking electronic and real-world assets together.
Conceive, develop and deploy applications within advancing frameworks and environments across a variety of platforms with an Advancing Computer Science degree from UAT. Graduates with
this respected degree in computer science are fully prepared to embrace new programming languages, architectures and paradigms that create applications for advancing code architectures.
Students with a Bachelor of Computer Science will achieve an in-depth understanding of advancing software paradigms, and develop new ways to create and interpret data that generate robust, effective applications.
UAT’s Artificial Life Programming degree derives inspiration from biology to design and build software systems that solve complex problems. Concepts of this computer programming degree compliment the traditional computer science approach with additional problem-solving methods. Students pursuing this specialized degree in computer programming develop applications using evolutionary and genetic algorithms, cellular automata, artificial neural networks, agent based models, and other artificial life methodologies.
Graduates with an Artificial Life computer programming degree excel in architecture, autonomous systems, computer games, distributed systems, economics/market dynamics, machine intelligence, self-assembly/self-organization, and sociology.
UAT’s Enterprise Software Development degree prepares graduates to design, code, build, test, deploy and manage software for businesses. In today’s fast paced world, businesses depend on increasingly sophisticated software systems to support their processes and provide a competitive edge. Enterprise Software Development students who earn a software developer degree will learn to craft quality code that meets requirements and delivers value to the customer.
The comprehensive enterprise software development degree UAT provides fully prepares students to apply industry best practices to meet the changing needs of the enterprise. Graduates who are equipped with this software development degree stand ready to pursue careers as software project managers, architects, programmers, and other roles related to the enterprise software development life cycle.
UAT’s Game Programming degree prepares students to take the controls in their careers. With this prestigious video game programming degree, students develop a broad skill set, and are comfortable with many platforms and languages. Video game programmers develop games for web, console, PC and mobile devices. Video game programming has wide-ranging applications in the entertainment, business, research and training industries.
Game Programming degree graduates master the programming principles and techniques in all video game programming disciplines, in addition to C++ programming, scripting, data handling, DirectX/Open GL development, game engine architecture, game play interaction, artificial intelligence, networking and the use of middleware and industry APIs.
UAT’s Human Computer Interaction degree is based on the interfaces and interactions between electronic devices and the users that rely upon them. The University’s HCI degree focuses on the rapid acceleration and future design of technologies for user interface software. The interdisciplinary field of human computer interaction attracts researchers, educators and practitioners.
One current expression of human computer interaction design is the user experience. The Human Computer Interaction degree emphasizes use of design principles to create a positive, lasting experience as devices become smaller, services become more integrated, and the interaction becomes more contextual, proactive and needs based.
Today's Internet/data dependent society demands the expertise of a computer network degree from UAT. Highly skilled network engineers are responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of our networked systems. They must be proficient in both networking and the IT systems. UAT’s network engineer degree provides a well-rounded knowledge base graduates can utilize as a springboard into this rapidly expanding career field.
A strong foundational knowledge of network and systems engineering concepts form the base on which the advanced topics for this computer networking degree are built. Key elements of this computer networking degree include routing, switching, server operating systems, email systems, IP Telephony, wireless and virtualization will be explored in detail.
As technology continues its speed-of-light evolution in commerce and culture, the theft and corruption of information expands as well. UAT’s Network Security degree prepares students to design networks using diagrams and documentation that secures cyber communication within an organization and throughout the outside world. Students with this cyber security degree develop a comprehensive understanding of how to create, maintain and defend secure networks.
Designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education, UAT offers this cyber security degree to provide the advanced industry-standard tools and skill development necessary that propels information network technology initiatives and ensures success in the network security field.
The open source technology degree is about community involvement in software development. As the open source culture has matured, it has become ubiquitous in the software development industry. Students in UAT’s open source technologies, a software engineering degree program will be immersed in this rapidly expanding environment and contribute to real-world, open source software projects.
Future open source technology innovators will gain valuable experience as they work toward their software engineer degree credentials, utilizing technology that includes open source tools, languages and frameworks to prepare them for exciting careers in software development.
UAT’s robotics engineering degree provides students the engineering foundation for the design, implementation and analysis of embedded systems, with an emphasis in autonomous robotic systems. This robotics degree encompasses Embedded Systems: Digital Hardware Design and Software (Programming), Electronic Design: Digital and Analog circuit design and analysis, and Autonomous Systems: Small, mobile platforms.
Students with a robotics degree are prepared for mechanical design, controls, electronics, digital logic design, embedded systems programming, machine vision, and adaptive algorithm development and design of autonomous robotic systems. The more math students have before entering this mechanical engineering degree program, the greater their opportunities to explore this discipline in depth.
UAT’s business information technology degree prepares students for top jobs in today's technology infused business world. With a dynamic curriculum from the business technology degree program, students learn technical, strategic, critical, financial, analytical and managerial skills. This business technology education allows them to excel in such high-demand areas as strategic management, global business, innovation, technology product development, and project management in start up, private and public sector firms.
New advances, business models, regulatory issues, strategic management and "go-to-market strategies” provide expanding opportunities for graduates with a business technology degree.
Technology’s explosive evolution is becoming ever more pervasive in commerce and culture, increasing the need to investigate and analyze digital data and assist in the prevention and prosecution of malicious information, theft and corruption. UAT’s computer forensics degree fully prepares students for this exciting career field in which demand is escalating for graduates with this specialized technology computer forensic degree.
The student seeking a computer forensics degree develops a mastery of methods to obtain and document digital information, determines how information was compromised and provides expert testimony concerning the information by uncovering data in computers, networks and hand-held devices; recovering deleted, encrypted, corrupted or hidden information.
Digital fabrication is about to revolutionize how we invent and create, changing the way we design and bring to market new technology products for all time. The Digital Maker Movement is opening new doors of opportunity for UAT’s advancing computer technology students who are accepted into the first fully accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Maker and Fabrication. Graduates of the incoming freshman class of 2014 will become among the first to lead this new revolution with a prestigious degree from an elite technology University.
In the first year of the new degree program, only 45 students will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the first educated experts to enter an era of technological change that will reshape this nation and the world.
UAT’s bachelor of science in technology studies, a technology management degree leverages the power of entrepreneurship, management and innovation that together build tomorrow’s technology infrastructure. A degree in technology management shapes strategic, entrepreneurial, policy, and/or foresight competencies. This management of technology degree is the critical foundation for a wide variety of careers including marketing, management and entrepreneurial positions.
With an elite technology management degree, graduates achieve mastery in a myriad of technologies and social contexts, forecasting and reporting on technological change, and evaluating the impact of emerging technologies on conflicting values, agendas and policy proposals.
UAT’s Web and Social Media Degree introduces students to the process of designing and deploying web design and infrastructures, creating content and maintaining websites with a fundamental shift to web 2.0 technologies and deployment of web technologies to mobile devices.
This web development degree prepares students to design and develop professional looking materials for placement on the web. Equipped with the full range of industry tools and practices, web design degree students go further to partner with mobile device development and create location based services and applications for the mobile web.
Software development and computer science are moving in exciting new directions. In order to capture these movements, today’s software developer needs to stay abreast of these changes with UAT’s masters in computer science. Students in this advanced computer science masters degree program learn the algorithmic structures, code metaphors and programming languages being developed to capture new architectures and paradigms in software development.
Curriculum for the advancing computer science master degree aims to capture and propel the fluid movement of software development. Graduates with a masters in computer science stand ready to innovate and advance the field further by developing cutting edge research and innovative applications.
UAT’s Emerging Technology Degree equips students with the technology foresight, innovation, and strategic development skills necessary to advance the rapidly expanding world of emerging technologies. Emtech students develop a keen focus on foreseeing, creating, and managing the world of emerging technology products and services. Graduates with an emerging technology degree are ideally positioned to become creative, practical, and solution-oriented professionals seeking to shape:
• Information Technologies, AI and Robotics
• Physical Sciences, Engineering, Biotech and Medicine
• Energy, Resources, and Greentech
• Social, Economic and Political Technologies
• Military, Security, and Transparency Technologies
Open new doors in video game production management when you pursue your game production and video game degree from UAT. Here, video gaming degree students master the skills needed to analyze and produce complete works in the electronic gaming arena, as well as build leadership, business, and production expertise applicable to the gaming industry. The video game production curriculum provides students the background and experiences necessary to navigate the game industry and lead an effective production team in either entertainment or serious based games.
For those who’ve ever considered a video gaming degree or game art degree, UAT’s Game Production and Video Game Degree focus on the full spectrum of video game production and prepares students to implement and maintain complete production pipelines.
With a masters in information security from UAT, students become leaders in their field and work with those at the top of their craft. UAT’s Information Assurance degree aligns the most forward-looking theory with clear industry standards and guidelines to optimize career success. Curriculum for the Masters in information security includes everything from Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems to Security Assessment Methodology.
Designed to create the next generation of "white hat" innovators, this Information Assurance degree provides the tools and develops the skills necessary to transport information security degree graduates to the leading edge of the industry.
It takes a master degree in technology management to understand fully how the changing technology landscape affects the strategic planning of an organization. This advanced level of education is a necessity in today's business world. UAT’s technology management masters degree focuses on technology leadership and hardwires the skills and thinking needed to move into management and technology administration.
With a master degree in technology management, students expand their skills into the business realm, enabling them to manage projects and collaborate with teams, be entrepreneurial and understand legal issues associated with business and technology.
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