About the Krenickis


University of Connecticut alumni John and Donna Krenicki gave $5 million to the Schools of Fine Arts and Engineering to launch the Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute, an innovative, interdisciplinary nexus that offers groundbreaking classes in areas like entertainment engineering and industrial design. The pairing of arts and engineering provides a space where different types of creativity can lead to imaginative solutions and radical breakthroughs. It allows students to explore such fields as robotics, music and sound engineering, digital media, and product design.

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The Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute is an innovative and interdisciplinary partnership between the School of Engineering and School of Fine Arts focused on offering groundbreaking classes in entertainment engineering and industrial design. This unique approach gives students from both schools the opportunity to cultivate their latent creative and technical potential through innovative and dynamic explorations. whether the focus is on developing unique industrial designs or gaining technical skills and artistic approaches in the field of entertainment.

Our Academics

The Krenicki Institute offers courses leading to minors in entertainment engineering and industrial design. The joint programs with the School of Fine Arts and School of Engineering are in development.

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Our Team

Our 12 core and affiliated faculty members come from both engineering and arts backgrounds, allowing for a unique and diverse intermingling of both disciplines.

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