Animation & Special Effects
Students in the Animation and Special Effects minor study the interconnected components of performance capture, rendering, 3D and 2D animation, and special effects. They merge arts and technology perspectives to explore each of these components and the area of digital animation as a whole.
As an Information Systems major, students can elect this concentration to obtain a deeper understanding of data science.
Design for Learning
Students in the Design for Learning minor combine skills to imagine, design, and evaluate effective new media systems for learning: from creating games for learning to integrating adaptive ed-tech and augmented reality experiences into diverse learning settings.
Digital Media Analytics
As an Information Systems major, students can elect this concentration to obtain a deeper understanding of digital media analytics.
Students will gain mastery in the art, craft, and science of game design, development, and assessment, and they will learn about the rich histories, theory, and practice of game creation taught by faculty experts.
Information Security and Privacy
As an Information Systems major, students can elect this concentration to obtain a deeper understanding of information security and privacy.
The Information Systems program combines aspects of computer science, information technology and business management with a humanities-based education, preparing students to harness advanced technology and data to solve complex problems in an increasingly digitized and connected world.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Students in this minor work collaboratively in hands-on explorations of the complete 21st century innovation ecosystem. Students experience integrated models of innovation that increase the likelihood of home-run products and services that will captivate society and/or the marketplace.
Students will focus on spaces that support efficiency and high quality of experience, addressing the integrated development of such environments and the resulting experience. They explore this integrated approach in many contexts: daily activity, built environment, making process, arts performance.
The Media Design minor serves students who are interested in applying media technologies and practices to live experiences. It explores the interconnected development of technology and content in new media systems and the meaning that arises from the resulting forms.
Students will explore the technical, experiential, and semantic issues of embedding computing in artifacts and address the key components of physical computing: from the fabrication of the interface and development of the circuitry to the integration of component elements within different contexts.
This minor weaves together a rich set of traditions and techniques to animate soft materials and matter. Students will explore the unique qualities that soft technologies afford in design and interaction — responsiveness, adaptivity, sensitivity, morphing, biomimicry, and forms of intelligence.
Students will explore the processes and products of digital sound and music. They receive basic training in key component areas: principles of computer music, sound synthesis, spatialization, and concepts in sound design.