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School of Art, Architecture + Design

Minor in Creative Technologies in Art + Design


The Minor in Creative Technologies in Art and Design teaches students the process of idea development in art and design through the use of digital technologies and electronic visualization. The minor introduces a wide range of new media art and design practices and digital platforms in which to explore materializing digital designs through various computer-aided design and computation design software, computer-aided machining and rapid prototyping. In addition to the production of physical objects, these processes can lead to the development of digital drawings and paintings, video art, virtual reality and immersive installations created through digital projection, 3D display systems, interactive artwork, and artwork created by coding.


Students must complete at least 18 credit hours in the minor, including the College's minimum Requirements for Minors and the following:

  1. Introductory course
    • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
  2. Fundamentals. Complete one (1) of the following courses:
    • SOAD-A 101 Creative Core: Color
    • SOAD-A 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
    • SOAD-N 110 Introduction to Art for Non-Majors
    • SOAD-N 130 Digital Imagery for Non-Majors
  3. Electives. Complete at least four (4) of the following courses, including at least 9 credit hours at the 300-400 level:
    • SOAD-D 201 3D Modeling for Design and Digital Fabrication
    • SOAD-D 264 Digital Architectural Drawing
    • SOAD-S 290 Fundamentals of Photography
    • SOAD-S 310 Interactive Multimedia
    • SOAD-S 311 Video Art
    • SOAD-S 313 3D Computer Graphics/ Virtual Reality
    • SOAD-S 390 Intermediate Photography
Restrictions: Students pursuing a Major in Studio Art or the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio may not earn this minor. Also, students may not earn both a Minor in Studio Art and a Minor in Creative Technologies in Art and Design.