There’s something for everyone in the ATLAS academic programs, which run the gamut from an undergraduate certificate and minor in Technology, Arts and Media to a PhD in Technology, Media and Society. The undergraduate certificate and minor programs serve students from all across the Boulder campus; whereas the Bachelor of Science and graduate programs are housed in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
A major in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), the Bachelor of Science in Technology, Arts and Media (BS-TAM) offers a broad, transdisciplinary curriculum that integrates technological skills with a critical, theoretical and historical understanding of technology, media and the arts. The BS-TAM curriculum infuses creativity into technology and integrates a technically rigorous education with critical thinking, problem solving, design and creative production. This program attracts designers, makers, tinkerers, and builders—those with unorthodox perspectives and unconventional approaches to technology. Teaching diverse and adaptable skills, BS-TAM equips graduates to address a wide range of 21st century challenges and opportunities.
Radically interdisciplinary in approach, the Technology, Media and Society graduate program invites students to move fluidly between technical and social domains, blurring traditional boundaries between art, engineering and science through the creative application of technologies and design. ATLAS offers two professional master’s options, Creative Technologies and Design (CTD) and Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD), as well as a PhD program.