Makers & Thinkers Transforming Society

We are passionate about emerging technologies and their impact on the world; but even more importantly, how our contributions to emerging technologies can change the world.


Design Cultures & Creativity fosters an open, collaborative, and social environment that encourages students to explore the relationship between emerging media, society, and creative practices. DCC students are innovative thinkers and makers who engage in research and collaborative projects on topics as varied as identity, digital connectivity, social justice, art, design, and all things creative in an era when digital media links us on a scale unprecedented in human history. DCC encourages students to think beyond disciplinary boundaries and approach problems from multiple perspectives by providing them with the resources to tackle any issue or goal they have. Our courses, lab space, and workshops provide spaces for exploration, for thinking through ideas, and experimenting with the process of building, designing, and creating in the digital age. DCC strongly values inclusivity and aims to cultivate life long learners who are critically engaged thinkers. Our students 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), Nursing, Physics, Physiology and Neurobiology, Psychology, Secondary Education, Sociology, among others.


We are polyglots and speak 0101010, 1337, 8421-code, American Sign Language, Anime, Arabic, ASP.NET, BASIC, Bengali, Blazon, C, C#, C++, Cantonese Chinese, Chinese-Shanghai Dialect, CSS/CSS3, Dubstep, Ducreux Meme Speak, English (American), English (Broken), English (International), English (Internet), English (UK), Eye contact, Facial expression, French, German, Gibberish, Hausa, Hebrew (Biblical), Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, HSK (Humming and Screaming and Kicking), HTML/XHTML, IDL, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Japanese Internet-speak, Java, JavaScript/JQuery, Judeo-Aramaic, Kikamba, Korean, LaTeX, Latin, Lisp, LOGO, LOLCat speak, Love and rainbows and friendship, Mandarin Chinese, Math (it’s the language of the universe!), Mind reading, Music!, MySQL, Nerd, Objective-C, OCaml, Painting/Drawing, PHP, Pig Latin, Pirate, Pokemon, Portuguese, Python, Ruby (fortunately), Ruby (unfortunately), Russian, Spanglish, Spanish, Taiwanese, Telepathy, Thai, Turkish, Ubbi Dubbi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Visual Basic, XML, Y86, Yoruba, — — .-. … . / -.-. — -.. .