June 2008

New Degree Fuses Arts With Computer Science
The Piper, June 2008

The new Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) is an interdisciplinary program that will equip students to explore and expand the connections between computation and the arts. The BCSA program is an integrated double major, which combines a sequence of full-strength computer science courses with a rigorous concentration in studio or performing arts. Several first-year students are poised to enter the program in the fall.

Franco Sciannameo, director of the BCSA, Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) and Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) programs, collaborated with faculty and administrators from the College of Fine Arts and the School of Computer Science to create the new program. “The unified Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts degree will allow a new generation of artist-technologists to create new forms of knowledge and influence culture at the highest possible level, by bridging fields in totally new ways,” Sciannameo said.