Bachelor's Degree and Minor in Creative Technology & Design

Awarded through the College of Engineering and Applied Science, a Bachelor of Science (or minor) in Creative Technology & Design (CTD, formerly TAM) offers a broad, transdisciplinary curriculum that integrates technological skills with a critical, theoretical and historical understanding of creative technology & design. The CTD 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, CTD equips graduates to address a wide range of 21st-century challenges and opportunities.

The Creative Technology & Design minor (MCTD) is available to students from any major at CU Boulder, but requires an application

All CTD programs are housed in the ATLAS Institute, with core courses taught in the Roser ATLAS Center. BS-CTD incorporates the College of Engineering & Applied Science "Flexible First Year" and comprises a minimum of 128 credit hours of coursework.

Careers

Graduates are prepared for a wide spectrum of existing and emerging careers, including:

  • motion graphics and animation
  • interactive design
  • UI/UX
  • AR/VR
  • digital content production

  • web design and development
  • computer graphics & visual communication
  • gaming and simulation
  • digital sound and electronic music
  • mobile app design and development 

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