Humanities UX immerses students in career exploration at the intersection of media, design, and data. The program gives students the opportunity to discover and develop careers across an interdisciplinary range of paths including animation, game design, visual arts, and film.
This two-year adventure brings together early-career students focused on combining the robust UChicago Humanities curriculum with cutting-edge technical skill development. Throughout your journey, you’ll receive support from experts at Career Advancement and the Humanities Division. You'll also have the opportunity to explore UChicago's innovative Media, Arts, Data and Design Center.
All Class of 2026 students are eligible to apply to Humanities UX. Students from backgrounds that have historically been underrepresented in the field are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior technical experience is not required!
Comprehensive Career Preparation
Humanities UX participants complete a two-year curriculum that includes professional development workshops, technical skill trainings, competitions, career treks, funded internships, and guest speakers including faculty and employers.
In addition to expert support from program staff, all Humanities UX participants will receive an upperclass student mentor. Students will have opportunities to meet with their mentor throughout the program to informally discuss career planning, networking internships, and more.
Over the course of the two years, students may engage in the following programming and experiences:
- Dedicated, tailored advising
- 1-on-1 conversations with professionals in your field of interest
- Humanities UX career treks to visit employers
- Academic year micro-internship projects
- Funded summer internships
Applications for Humanities UX are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!
Thank You to the Humanities UX Committee!
We're deeply grateful to the faculty and staff experts serving on the Humanities UX Committee.
Ph.D Student, Computer Science
Senior Lecturer, Theater and Performance Studies
Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies
Assistant Director, Weston Game Lab
For more information about Humanities UX, contact Ben Waltzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.