Welcome to DCC

Design Cultures & Creativity is interested in emerging media, their impact on society, and how we can understand these effects through making, designing, and building new technologies. We are facing many interesting challenges, both as a society and from a design perspective.
We believe the answers to those challenges requires bringing together people with different skill sets, different backgrounds, and different perspectives. This is why we are a living-learning program. We create the conditions for innovative problem solving in the hallways of Prince Frederick Hall.

Diversity in DCC

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    I strengthened my Economics major in away that no other program could have done.

    Lilybelle Davis, Beta Class, Economics Major

    Through this program, the curriculum doesn't end as you walk outside the classroom. The talent within DCC's students encourages constant learning and brainstorming. I became so close with my peers in the Beta class because we not only learned together, but we also grew together. DCC really breaks down the barriers associated with tech and allows anyone to learn and develop useful digital skills. In DCC, I challenged myself to work with the CS majors, learn Photoshop and HTML. By doing that, I strengthened my Economics major in away that no other program could have done.

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    DCC is a diverse program that fundamentally challenges the modern definition of technology.

    Bryant O'Brien, Beta Class, Information Systems major

    DCC is a diverse program that fundamentally challenges the modern definition of technology. DCC looks to stretch your mental confinements on the uses of technology and social media by introducing foreign projects and assignments with technology. For example, creating grids of surveillance cameras, developing and tweeting with a certain hashtag for educational/classroom purposes. For current and future students, enjoy your time around some of the most creative and imaginative faculty, students, and curriculum on campus. It is very different from the majority of other programs on campus.

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    If there is anything you’ve always wanted to do — DO IT. DCC provides the resources and support to make that happen.

    Alexis Anthony, Beta Class, Public Relations Major

    DCC is unlike most other honors programs. We have open-ended projects wherein we can take any idea we have and develop it. Thanks to DCC and some of my classes the past few years, I have developed an interest in multimedia production. I like taking and editing photos, as well as producing short videos and audio clips. I've even gotten into website design and development. For current and potential DCC students, my advice is to be creative. Take a leap. If there is anything you've always wanted to do -- DO IT. DCC provides the resources and support to make that happen.

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    DCC is a smorgasbord of multidisciplinary majors.

    Beena Raghavendran, Beta Class, Journalism and Government & Politics double major

    DCC is a smorgasbord of multidisciplinary majors. It works because it integrates each major's strengths to form strong collaborative projects and thinking beyond the realm of just a major or discipline of study. I picked DCC to understand the intersections of technology with journalism, and it has helped me understand the potential of digital impact on the media world. Bringing together such a diversity of majors and backgrounds, DCC becomes a family of support, always helpful and always interested to further our understanding of the digital world.

Our Location

University of Maryland
Honors College – DCC
0119 Prince Frederick Hall
7030 Preinkert Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Contact Us

Phone: +1 (301) 405-2866
Email: dcc-honors@umd.edu