Bachelor's Degree and Minor in Creative Technology & Design

Awarded through the College of Engineering and Applied Science, a Bachelor of Science and minor in Creative Technology and Design offers a broad, transdisciplinary curriculum that integrates technological skills with a critical, theoretical and historical understanding of creativity, technology and design. The CTD curriculum infuses creativity and imagination into a technically rigorous education characterized by an emphasis on 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.

Students from all colleges at CU Boulder may apply for the Creative Technology & Design minor; students who wish to major in CTD must be admitted to the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

All CTD programs are housed within 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.

ATLAS Course Offerings Explore BS-CTD capstone projects Student Projects 


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

  • motion graphics and animation
  • interactive design
  • user interface/user experience (UI/UX)
  • augmented reality/virtual reality (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 

More about the BS CTD   BS CTD Brochure  CTD Minor (info and apply)