The DCC 105 students did it again! Check out the video of the most recent flash mob across UMD's campus!
Design | Cultures + Creativity students are independent thinkers and collaborative problem solvers who imagine that which does not yet exist. As a truly interdisciplinary program, DCC challenges traditional divisions of knowledge and expertise. Our faculty and students come from all areas of study; yet we share a common passion for the digital world that goes beyond any particular tool or platform. We strongly value inclusivity and we embrace hybridity in both theory and practice. Often wearing more than one hat at the same time, we are architects, software designers, biologists, journalists, economists, artists, activists, engineers, and musicians to name just a few.
As a living-learning program in the Honors College, DCC students form a close-knit residential community where intellectual excitement, creativity, and diverse ideas are brought together to explore emerging technologies and their impact on the world through experimental and creative projects in mobile media, sound and music composition, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, digital storytelling, and expanded cinema.
The program is an innovative curriculum of 16 credits taken over the first two years with top-notch (and technologically sophisticated) faculty, including a practicum that culminates in a significant research project and/or a major creative effort.
DCC aims to cultivate life long learners and critically engaged thinkers who will become the makers and doers of tomorrow, able to expand our notions of human potential – not merely technologically but also socially and creatively.
Majors Represented at DCC
To say that we're interdisciplinary may be quite an understatement. DCC students come from these following departments: American Studies, Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, Animal Sciences, Architecture, Art History, Art Studio, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Business (Undecided), Cell Biology and Genetics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering (Undecided), English Language and Literature, Fire Protection Engineering, Foreign Language Education, Government and Politics, History, Information Systems, Journalism, Letters and Sciences, Marketing, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music Education, Music (Liberal Arts Program), Music (Professional Program), Physics, Physiology and Neurobiology, Psychology, Secondary Education, Sociology.
Languages Spoken at DCC