Communication Technology Major

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The Next Big Idea

If you know what HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, User Experience, UI/UX, PHP, SQL, Design Thinking, SEO and CMS mean, you may be a perfect fit for UTA's Communication Technology program, where students learn to analyze, design and apply technological solutions to today's "one-click" communication needs.

Communication Technology Highlights

Crafting Website Experiences for Community Partners

Students in the capstone class worked with community partners to build organizational websites. One of the partners they worked with last Spring, Young STEM Professionals, adopted the students’ design and implemented the site last Fall. Currently the student teams in this class are working with three organizations including Caring Compassionate Hearts & Helping Hands in Dallas, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Arlington, and Arlington Goodtimes Chorus.

What Can You Do With A Communication Technology Degree?

  • User Experience Research and Design (UX/UI)
  • Website Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Interactive Multimedia Design
  • Web Application Development
  • Technical Writer
  • Internet Marketing

Courses In The Major

Foundational Courses

  • COMM 2311 - Writing for Mass Media
  • COMM 3315 - Communication Theory
  • COMM 3300 - Communication Technology
  • COMM 3310 - Communication Law and Ethics

Advanced Courses

  • CTEC 2350 - Web Communication Design and Development 1
  • COMM 3303 - Communication Graphics
  • CTEC 3320 - Multimodal Communication and Design
  • CTEC 3350 - Web Communication Design and Development 2
  • CTEC 4309 - Internet Marketing Communication 
  • CTEC 4321 - Digital Communication Management 
  • CTEC 4323 - User Experience Research and Design
  • CTEC 4350 - Web Communication Design and Development 3


You can find the official link to all Communication and Communication Technology courses in the University Catalog.


Internships and Opportunities

We encourage all eligible students to do an internship while Communication Technology student. Upon reaching upper division status, our students have interned at web development firms, media corporations, and Fortune 500 companies.



All of our classes are taught in labs equipped hardware, software, and equipment that you will need to complete coursework.

Adobe Creative Cloud

For students enrolled in CTEC 3320 (Multimodal), CTEC 4323 (User Experience Research and Design), and CTEC 4350 (Web Communication Design and Development), you will have access to the Adobe Creative product library, including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, PremierePro, AfterEffects, and Audition.

Code Editor

Students in CTEC 2350, CTEC 3350, and CTEC 4350 should have a code editor they are comfortable using. Currently, we use Microsoft's Visual Studio Code as the editor of choice. 

Audio Libraries

Students enrolled in CTEC 3320, CTEC 4323, and CTEC 4350 have access to sound libraries, generously donated by We are thankful for their willingness to help our students out.

Prototyping Software

In CTEC 4323 (User Experience Research and Design) and CTEC 4350 (Web Communication Design and Development 3), students will be using Figma and Axure for prototyping user experiences.


Communication Technology Coordinator

Dr. Chyng-Yang Jang

Communication Technology Sequence Coordinator

Associate Professor, Communication Technology

Assistant Chair

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