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Design Cultures + Creativity (DCC) is a living-learning program that seeks to provide students with a variety of different ways to learn, experiment, explore, and play. As part of the Honors College at the University of Maryland, DCC is primarily a rigorous 16-credit curriculum that emphasizes making as a mode of thinking, with a central focus on incorporating design, hands-on skill-building, and technology in explorations of human life and culture. Another cornerstone of DCC learning is the sophomore-year Capstone experience, which challenges students to imagine, propose, execute, and present a semester-length project of their own choosing. DCC also provides two makerspaces—the namesake Makerspace in the lower level of DCC's home, Prince Frederick Hall, as well as the Sound Studio in Taliaferro Hall—to support students seeking to advance both their coursework and their individual creative pursuits. Upon completing the formal academic program, DCC's most promising students are highly encouraged to apply to the competitive Creative-in-Residence program, launched in Fall 2023, to extend the benefits and community of DCC to alums in their junior or senior year of study at the University of Maryland. 

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