The DCC curriculum fits in with the courses you’ll take for your major. Our courses fulfill General Education requirements and are offered at a range of times to fit into an array of course schedules. Upon completing the DCC course requirements, students receive an Honors Citation in Design Cultures & Creativity and, after their senior year, will graduate with Honors cords as a part of their regalia.
DCC courses are taken in sequence, one each semester during the first two years of enrollment at the University of Maryland. Students also are required to take two “HONR” seminars on any subject offered by the Honors College. Our course sequence is:
- First Year:
- HDCC 105: Introduction to Design Cultures & Creativity (2 credits; Fulfills UNIV 100 Requirement)
- HDCC 106: A small seminar on a range of topics including “Creating Social Media,” “Expanded Cinema,” “Ephemeral Media,” “Gender, Race, and Labor in the Digital Age,” and “Creative Coding” (3 credits; Fulfills Humanities Gen Ed Requirement)
- Second Year
- HDCC 208: A small, hands-on seminar on a range of topics including “Digital Storytelling,” “Media, Culture, and Identity,” “Art and Environmental Practice,” “Video Installation,” “Data, Sculpture, and Information Aesthetics” and “Computing and Interaction” (3 credits; Fulfills Scholarship and Practice Gen Ed Requirement with HDCC 209)
- HDCC 209: Capstone Course. All students spend the semester building their Capstone Projects (2 credits; Fulfills Scholarship and Practice Gen Ed Requirement with HDCC 208)
- Plus 2 HONR courses on any topic. See an example of the courses offered during Spring 2017.
- Total coursework: 10 credits of HDCC courses and 6 credits of HORN courses for Certificate in Design Cultures & Creativity