Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. 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.
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 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.
Apple enters the handheld computer market with the Newton. Dubbed a Personal Data Assistantâ€ by Apple President John Scully in 1992, the Newton featured many of the features that would define handheld computers in the following decades. The handwriting recognition software was much maligned for inaccuracy. The Newton line never performed as well as hoped and was discontinued in 1998.
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’Â targeted occupations projects 11 separate computer-related positions as high growth areas. High job growth is projected for information systems managers, programmers, systems analysts, database administrators, computer support technicians, information security analysts, computer specialists, computer maintenance technicians and graphic designers.