October 21, 2018

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Monte Carlo Night

UAT Founder’s Hall brings casino-style gaming to students and you don’t have to be 21+ or in Las Vegas to play along! Monte Carlo Night gives Founder’s Hall residents an opportunity to dress in fancy attire and take a chance on iconic games like Black Jack, Craps and Russian Roulette. No gambling required – or allowed, just fun and games with your classmates to take your mind off schoolwork for a bit. Founder’s Hall frequently offers a variety of extra-curricular activities to engage students’ interests. Related PostsPreparing for a Career as a Disney Imagineer Code Your Future The Thrill of…

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Film Your Final

Use your skills to your advantage! That’s what UAT Digital Video students enrolled in the Cinematography course like to do. With encouragement from their professor, they can omit a written test if they decide to film their final exam instead. One who does not know the process of creating a short film may think this is the easier of the two options, but that is simply not the case. In order to film the final, DV students will utilize skills they learned over the semester such as color grading, capturing sound effects, smooth and steady camera movement, and digital storytelling…

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Building a Bridge at Geek Camp

For a young adult with autism, the college experience can seem like a scary encounter instead of an opportunity to learn amazing things. To help provide a less intimidating bridge from high school to college, Southwest Autism Resource & Research Center (SARRC), New Way Academy and UAT partner together each summer to hold a weeklong summer camp for individuals age 16 to 26 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This college summer tech camp helps these students navigate through the social aspect of attending classes, living in the dorms, eating at the campus cafe, participating in activities and more. It’s possible…

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Carve Your Niche

With a chunk of clay in hand, a game artist’s imagination can run wild. The Sculpting class offered for UAT Game Studios artists gives students practice in character creation by allowing the artist to determine the look, shape and feel of the asset with their hands. Students use skills they have learned throughout the Game Art and Animation curriculum such as texturing, perspectives, dimensioning and more to create a realistic character with physically accurate biology. This project is helpful in illustrating how a character would interact within a video game world giving the artist a insight on ways to make…

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Summer Sizzles with Cyber Security

Opportunities in Cyber Security heat up during the summer with well-known industry events like Black Hat and DEF CON! Each summer, UAT Cyber Security students can apply to work as paid volunteers at the iconic Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas. No, they aren’t there to party! At Black Hat, they gain industry experience in setting up networks, WiFi connections, routers, switches, and much more. This internship alone can open so many doors for students looking to network and break into the industry upon graduation. The day after Black Hat ends, DEF CON begins and many students stick around to…

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48-Hour Film Challenge

Students, you have 48 hours. The mission is to include one specific prop and one required line of dialog in your film. Now, go make a movie! UAT Digital Video students are up for the challenge! They’ve had lots of practice competing in the Inter-College 48-Hour Film Challenge as UAT hosts the event each spring trading off with Grand Canyon University (GCU) to host in the fall. As you can imagine, the rivalry is strong with these two schools as students brainstorm the most creative, outstanding film concepts to bring to the table at each competition. The friendly competition inspires…

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Nerf Warz

The life of a UAT student revolves around classes, projects, internships, jobs and friends, all of which are important aspects of a well-rounded college experience. Since students stay so busy, it makes fun events and clubs like Nerf Warz all the more enjoyable. UAT students and alumni jump at the chance to run around campus with plastic Nerf guns shooting soft darts at each other in a childlike war game fashion. Nerf Warz is like playing a video game in real life without needing extra lives to play on. Nerf Warz is also a great way to get to know…

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Cyber Security Alumni to Hold 2-Day Training at Black Hat Under New Startup Antimatter Security, LLC

Antimatter Security LLC

Cyber Security alumni have created a startup company for penetration testing called AntiMatter Security, LLC. The team consists of William Peterson (Network Security, Technology Forensics), Stephen Chicosky (Network Security, Network Engineering), Kenny Welch (Network Security), Roger Brambila (Network Security, Advancing Computer Science) and Roger Allen (Network Security, Advancing Computer Science) all who earned their degrees from UAT. These students have been to Black Hat Briefings as paid volunteers in the past. This year, they will return to the conference as trainers teaching two 2-day classes they developed called “Attacks Over GSM With Project Mayhem.” Participants will immerse themselves in the world…

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Putting a Drone to the Test

On this calm, sunny day at UAT, Digital Video students are using this time to practice take-off and landing… of what you might ask. Well, today, they are piloting a drone! Film students utilize a range of technology including drones affixed with cameras and microphones in order capture the desired footage to tell their story. A drone can assist in filming aerial shots on set which can be impossible to create without an aerodynamic device capable of flight. At UAT, it’s common to see student film crews with fancy camera equipment like drones working in groups on campus to create…

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Meet New Freshmen

Daniel McWhorter  Not afraid to get involved, ask questions and engage with topics in other disciplines, Daniel is a brand-new student at UAT, studying Game Art and Animation. His professors have noticed that Daniel stands out for being conscientious and creative within the mere months that he’s been with us. Daniel appreciates the intimate setting that UAT provides where he can casually meet with tutors, mentors and professors for help in the Commons. Daniel has been earning top marks in class, but still finds time for fun, personal projects like a cool “prop space blaster,” where he gets to let his creativity take over!…

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