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Minor in Creative Computing

The minor in creative computing is highly interdisciplinary, championing a "whole brain" approach. Combining study, creative practice and research, students explore computing as a universal creative medium, integrating aesthetic principles and practices from the arts with analytical theories and processes from computer science and engineering.

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Requirements for the Minor Credit Hours
Core Course Requirements:
  • CSE 1341 Principles of Computer Science I
    ASIM 1310 Art and Code I
  • CSE 1342 Programming Concepts
    ASIM 3305 Art and Code II
Creative Computation (at least 6 hours from the following, according to track choice):
  • Computational Art Track (two from the following)
    • ASIM 1330 Responsive Arts I
    • ASIM 1340 Computational Sculpture
    • ASIM 3310 Computational Media Workshop
    • ASIM 3320 Responsive Arts II
    • ASIM 3350 Technology and the Body
    • ASIM 5302 Intermedia Directed Studies
  • Graphics and Gaming Track (two from the following)
    • CRCP 1330 Sound and Code
    • CSE 5360 Introduction to 3-D Animation
    • CSE 5382 Computer Graphics
    • MATH 3353 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Music Track (two from the following)
    • CRCP 1330 Sound and Code
    • MUTH 4310 Introduction to Electro-Acoustic Music
    • MUTH 4311 Topics in Electro-Acoustic Music
    • PHYS 1320 Musical Acoustics
    • PHYS 3340 Computational Physics
  • Creative Coding Track (two from the following)
    • CRCP 2310 Nature and Code
    • CRCP 3310 Data: Meaning, Narrative, and Discovery
    • CRCP 3320 Postmodern Software Design
    • EE 5378 Mobile Phone Embedded Design
  • Digital Humanities (two from a list to be determined)
  • Customized Track (two chosen in consultation with adviser)
  • CRCP 2330 Nand to Tetris
Capstone Project
  • CRCP 5301 Creative Computing Major Capstone

Administered through the Center of Creative Computation.
Classes are taught by faculty from: Lyle School of Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering; Electrical Engineering; and Civil and Environmental Engineering); Creative Computation (Digital and Hybrid Media); Art (Photography); Film & Media Arts; Music; Dedman College of the Humanities and Sciences (Physics, Math and Philosophy); Theatre and Art History.

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation

Undergraduate Studies

B.A. in Creative Computing

Minor in Creative Computing

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