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Entertainment Engineering and Design: A Decade of Growth

Here's how alumni of UNLV's unique program are marrying the creative pursuits of fine arts with the technical know-how of engineering.

People  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  Matt Jacob
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For a university positioned in the shadows of the Las Vegas Strip, what better place to establish the nation's first degree in entertainment engineering and design? Now just six years after the program graduated its first class, alumni are securing jobs in entertainment fields where both technical expertise and creative minds are in high demand. We recently caught up with a quartet of EED alums to find out what they’re doing now and what advice they have for students who are following in their footsteps.

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How fusing technology and fine arts is helping students build new creations and careers at top studios like Pixar.


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After a stint with the show American Ninja Warrior, the entertainment engineering grad's next challenge is scary.


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Entertainment engineering alumna works behind the scenes to help clients like Shania Twain and Drake


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People

Entertainment engineering alumnus combines light technology with costume design for Cirque du Soliel and freelance clients.


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People

Alumna parlayed her an internship at an interactive gaming company into a full-time job. Now she helps recruit the interns.