The Minor in Technology, Arts and Media (MTAM) provides a broad multidisciplinary perspective that integrates technological skills with a critical, theoretical, and historical understanding of technology, media and the arts.

Minor Goals:

  • to prepare the next generation of artists, designers, and media producers for the future
  • to give students the necessary technical, theoretical and historical backgrounds so they can contribute to the development of new functionalities and aesthetics for computer media
  • to facilitate the exploration of the intersection of technology and other specific disciplines
  • to produce active and critically aware participants and producers of technology
  • to enable students to critically and conceptually about digital media production

  • A minimum of 21 credit hours including the following:
  • Courses may be taken concurrently, although some courses may have recommended and/or required pre-requisites
  • Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA within all courses
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses counted for the certificate.
  • Coursework used to satisfy the Minor requirements cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
  • Courses cannot be substituted.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours must be taken on the Boulder campus.
  • Failing to meet the minimum grade for any individual ATLS core course twice will result in automatic removal from the TAM program.

*Students can petition to have courses accepted as a Critical Perspectives in Technology Elective or a Focus Elective. See TAM Advisor for Course Substitution Request form.