The Game Development and Design Program has received support from inside and outside the University of Texas at Austin. The GDAD Executive Board includes leaders from both UT and industry professionals. The board’s purpose is to ensure the GDAD Program meets the needs of industry while ensuring the industry hires our students. The following board members from UT and the industry are instrumental in growing the program.
The University of Texas at Austin lead is Paul Toprac, Associate Director and Senior Lecturer of the Game Development and Design Program. He works closely with Doug Dempster, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Donald Fussell, Chair of the Department of Computer Science, and Bruce Pennycook, Chair of the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies.
Comments: “UT Austin has created a top tier game development program that prepares students for work in the video game industry. This much-needed program brings qualified candidates to employer’s doorsteps and supports our local ecosystem. We are looking forward to great graduates year after year.”