Our Work


Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE)

Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) is the overarching term we use to describe the interdisciplinary work between the College of Engineering and the College of Fine Arts. This work encompasses the wide array of fields in video game design and development, and students from both colleges work closely together throughout their academic careers. This partnership between disciplines reflects the current state of the interactive entertainment business world, and our students leave the program prepared to work effectively in a team environment.

  • The University of Utah's Entertainment Arts and Engineering program has partnered with The School of Medicine and Center for Medical Innovation to create the Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab, or The GApp Lab. This lab brings together graduate students in the EAE program with medical researchers and professionals to create games and apps for healthcare research and innovation. From overcoming anxiety to diabetes care and management, to creating engaging experiences for young museum goers to helping kids cope with cancer, The GApp Lab creates games that have a lasting impact on healthcare research and patient care.

Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars (EFS)

Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars (EFS) is the cornerstone of the University of Utah’s “culture of impact,” with more than 140 EFS members from all disciplines interact with faculty and student entrepreneurs to evolve companies and to translate technologies into products.

The Spark Design Initiative

The Spark Design Initiative is a broad multi-disciplinary effort that seeks to broaden the understanding of creative design on campus and in the community and create a way that design can be utilized as a hub of innovation. Currently, the initiative has multiple areas of focus. They include, Spark Crowd, Spark Labs, and Spark Workshops.


UtahPresents is the performing arts presenter at the University of Utah, and enriches the campus and community through an abundance of creative and cultural experiences. For the curious who want to experience artistic creativity pushed beyond the stage, UtahPresents ignites dialogue explores issues and ideas, catalyzes innovations, and connects us. Because the arts are more than entertainment.

Institutes & Centers

The Center for Engineering Innovation (CEI)

The Center for Engineering Innovation (CEI) is the prototyping, advanced engineering services, and technical education center for the University of Utah. We serve industry and public/government collaborators as well as supporting Utah’s academic institutions. No other publicly accessible facility in Utah can provide the vast number and density of unique and complex tools, integrated processes and knowledge base in highly advanced technologies and their respective application fields and markets with easy user access.

The Center for Medical Innovation

Fueled by a collaborative effort between the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, The David Eccles School of Business, The College of Engineering and The Technology Venture Development Program, the Center for Medical Innovation combines formal education programs, faculty and student project development, and support and facilitation of device development and commercialization. The Center creates a one-stop-shop environment that assists both the novice and experienced innovator through ideation, concept generation, intellectual property, market analysis, prototyping and testing, business plan development, and commercialization.

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is a nationally ranked hub for student and faculty entrepreneurs and innovators. Programs include graduate seminars, business plan competitions, startup support, innovation programs, scholarships, and community outreach and are open to all students and faculty.

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute

The Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute is an internationally recognized leader in visualization, scientific computing, and image analysis. Our overarching research objective is to create new scientific computing techniques, tools, and systems that enable solutions to problems affecting various aspects of human life.