Our 15-credit CTC curriculum is designed sequentially, beginning with giving students a solid foundation in creative and emerging technologies, new media art teaching and learning, and media history and theory. Gradually students will build a creative making and teaching practice on top of the foundational skills they have accumulated. Their learning will be accompanied by hands-on experiences, practical training, community engagement, and exhibition opportunities.
Our students are advised to plan their schedules carefully, as some courses are only offered in the Fall (F) semester and others in the Spring (Sp). Select courses are offered in Summer (S) as well.
A&HA 4089 New Media, New Forms (F/Sp/S)
A&HA 4084 Digital Foundations in Creative Technologies (F/Sp):
A&HA 5128 Studio in Creative Technologies (F, starting 2017)
A&HA 5125 Inquiry-based Art & Design (F, starting 2017)
A&HA 5063 Advanced Studio in Creative Technologies (Sp, starting 2018)
A&HA 5120 Creative Technologies Research Seminar (Sp, starting 2018)
A&HA 5601 Creative Technologies Colloquium (Sp, starting 2018)
One Elective (F/Sp/S)
New Media, New Forms (2 Credits): New Media New Form is a survey class and offers a hands-on dialog with digital materials. The course explores the creative possibilities of new media in art education, the impact of technology in the art room, the changing role of the art educator, and the new importance of making in the curriculum. The outcome is a playful and transformative inquiry into new media and how we can utilize them to create new forms. Prerequisite: none
Digital Foundations in Creative Technologies (2 Credits): This class explores the influences of art and technology on each other and on teaching. Students make art with various new media technologies, including photo and illustration manipulation software, animation programs, game authoring platforms, web code, and the internet. Prerequisite: none
Elective (2 Credits): Students should consult with their advisors to select a relevant elective course of 2pts to complete the 15 required credits. This course needs to address creative technologies integration across the curriculum and be taken from the Art & Art Education Program and other TC programs (see list of courses in the TC catalog or online).
Studio in Creative Technologies (2 Credits): Taught in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication workshop series, students enrolled in Studio in Creative Technologies select a focus in Coding, 2D and 3D Fabrication, Physical Computing, or Electronics to develop collaborative projects with studio faculty.
Inquiry-based Art & Design (2 Credits): This course enables critical feedback and sequencing in conjunction with the studio course. Taking concepts from digital foundations, students will push the boundaries further as they learn to critique, create multiple projects and apply creative technologies.
Advanced Studio in Creative Technologies(2 Credits): Taught in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication workshop series, students enrolled in Advanced Studio in Creative Technologies select a focus in Coding, 2D and 3D Fabrication, Physical Computing, or Electronics to develop collaborative projects with studio faculty.
Creative Technologies Research Seminar(2 Credits): Students conduct independent-driven research in creative technologies to contribute to the field’s advancement. They will consider hybrid practices, emerging research methodologies, and ethical implications of creative technologies. Addressing media theories and history, the course makes space for student research via inquiry-based projects that reach into communities within and beyond Teachers College.
Seminar Co-requisite: Creative Technologies Colloquium(1 Credit): Derived from the Latin colloqui, meaning, “to talk together,” the Creative Technologies Colloquium is a critical supplement to the Creative Technologies Research Seminar. Students will meet six times over the course of the semester to present their research alongside experts in the field.
Up to two graduate credit points from other institutions may be transferred into the certificate/concentration.
Statement on Satisfactory Progress
Students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward the completion of degree requirements. Program faculty will review each student’s progress annually. Where there are concerns about satisfactory progress, students will be informed by the program faculty. If a student is performing below expectations he/she may be required to complete additional coursework. The Program will provide a plan and timeline for remediation so students know the expectations for their continuance in the Program. If satisfactory progress is not maintained a student may be dismissed from the Program.