News & Events

Truth Necessity and Contingency: The Rhetoric of Historical Games

October 6th, 2022 | 5-6pm Bldg 72, Lecture Space 103 Description: How do we square notions of veracity in the design of games which depict a past with their nature as systems of counter-fact? And how does our framing of the past inform our stance toward the present and future? Bio: Dr William Huber is […]

Careers in Games Fireside Chat

Monday, Oct 3rd, 11-12pm MT Do you have questions around careers in gaming? Do you want to learn more about taking your experience and telling a compelling story on your resume? Do you have questions around imposter syndrome and tips to overcome it? Or, are you curious on how you can best stand out on […]

EAE Presents: RealTime Rendering Summit(Feat. Epic & SideFX)

Summit Friday, Sept 23rd @ 1pm-5pm & Saturday, Sept 24th @ 10am-5pm | FMAB Auditorium Located on the campus of the University of Utah, this event will be a summit of industry and academia from around the state of Utah and beyond. The 2 day “in-person” event will be September 23rd and 24th and consist […]

EAE Student Granted Research Scholarship to Study Disability in Games Employment

Will Loxley, EAE Undergraduate Student, has recently been awarded a scholarship to investigate ableism in games employment by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Their research project, entitled ‘Disabled, Not Disqualified: Ableism in Recruitment and Retention for Game Development’ will analyze videogame developer websites and external recruitment documentation to assess what support, if any, is offered to disabled candidates […]


Introducing the EAE Summer Portfolio Critique Series with Activision Blizzard King! This amazing series is hosted by the ABK Early Careers team, and it is a chance for EAE students to get their portfolios reviewed by professional game developers! This summer’s lineup will be as follows, and students of all levels and disciplines are invited […]

Save the Date: EAE Launch 2022

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Come and view our giant launch party! SPONSORED BY Hosted on Twitch! Alternate Control Games Traditional Game Dev and Alternative Game Dev Medical Games and Apps Lab presentation Machinima short films presentation EAE Super Mario Maker Level Design Awards 13 NEW STUDENT GAME LAUNCHES Alumni in industry spotlights Check out the games being shown!

The UX of Fortnite

April 14 | 5-6pm EAE Grad Lab Bldg 72(RM 250) User experience (UX) is still a very new mindset to the video game industry, and has specific challenges considering that games need to be fun and engaging. As former director of UX at Epic Games and 14-year+ veteran in the game industry, Celia Hodent will […]

EAE Moves Up in the High Score List

Entertainment Arts and Engineering was ranked No. 5 in the top graduate game design schools in North America and No. 7 in undergraduate schools, up one slot in each category from last year, according to the newest rankings from Princeton Review. The rankings are based on surveys from 150 top institutions in the U.S., Canada, […]

Don’t Be Like Me: Avoiding Pitfalls When Hunting for a Games Job

Thursday, April 7th @ 12:30pm, SFEBB 3180 Featuring Haley Tatalovich, Associate Producer at WB Games. Haley is an Associate Producer at WB Games and works on the publishing end of video games in her current position. She has a background in production on projects like Hogwarts Legacy and God of War Ragnarok. Haley has worked […]

40 Years of Learning: Lessons From a Game Industry Veteran

Wednesday, April 13th @ 1pm, in Zoom Featuring Mark Buchignani, Senior Engineering Manager at Santa Monica Studio. Join Mark for a short presentation followed by a Q&A about his industry experience! Mark Buchignani is Senior Engineering Manager at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio. He got his start in the video game industry a million years ago, […]