Bachelor of Science in Creative Technology & Design + Minor

The Bachelor of Science in Creative Technology and Design is a degree for makers, tinkerers and builders—creatives with a passion for inventing who learn best by doing. Through project-based courses, students develop engineering, design and critical thinking skills, providing them with the versatility and breadth of knowledge to tackle complex projects spanning multiple disciplines.

During their freshman and sophomore years, students fulfill the core curriculum requirements of the College of Engineering and the CTD program. During their junior and senior years, they concentrate electives around a focus area, such as user experience and user interface (UX/UI), sound design, interactive computing, robotics, Internet of Things, physical computing, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and game design. 

In their senior year, students complete a two-semester course sequence that culminates with a major capstone project that brings together the diverse skills they have developed through the program. Equipped with this, and the many projects they have completed in other courses, CTD grads enter the job market with robust portfolios of technical and creative work.

All students majoring in CTD have been admitted to the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The program also offers a popular minor that is open to all undergraduate students at CU Boulder. 

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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 

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