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About the Department

One peek, day or night, into the creative shop that is the U-Lab and you see it—we’re plugged into the ideas and technologies that are transforming our culture: animations, mobile applications, video games, interactive music, and more. Our students merge diverse talents across many disciplines with a shared passion for creating design and creative technology projects that empower, entertain, and educate. Working in a culture of supportive creativity, our students develop the skills and knowledge—plus the joy in continual learning—demanded by a field that thrives on constant innovation.

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Purposeful Learning

Be a creative force for community change, developing and delivering original projects for local clients.

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Amazing Internships

Dreamworks, Amazon, NFL Films: The right skills and close faculty advising lead to impressive internships.

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Fulfilling Careers

Grads score spots at cool companies (TIME, MakerBot, Nickelodeon) and great grad schools (NYU, SVA, SCAD).

Recent News


Arts Comm After Dark

Arts Comm After Dark

Join us for ArtsComm After Dark on December 8th, from 5pm to 9pm, located in the AIMM building, Kendall Hall, and Music building. This special event, free for all to attend, will showcase student work from the Department of Design and Creative Technology and other departments within the School of Arts and Communication.

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DCT Toy Fair

DCT Toy Fair

Professor Warren Buckleitner took several IMM seniors to the American International Toy Fair – the world’s largest toy trade show. The students reported that it was a jam-packed yet memorable day.

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Haunted Hallway

Haunted Hallway

SIGGRAPH hosted an annual Haunted Hallway event on Friday, October 27th from 6pm to 9pm. Haunted Hallway is a spooky showcase of student work and different forms of media that feature animations, digital art, SFX arrangements, and physical props as well as music, live bands, and interactive media.

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Tiny Games Workshop

Tiny Games Workshop

The Department of Design and Creative Technology welcomed a new course called Tiny Games Workshop to its curriculum. The class is taught by Associate Professor Joshua Fishurn from the School of Arts and Communication.

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DCT Faculty to speak at MIT

DCT Faculty to speak at MIT

Dr. Teresa Nakra, Professor of Music, Design, and Creative Technology, is preparing to give a presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Join us for the DCT/IMM Winter Thesis Preview on Zoom!

Join us for the DCT/IMM Winter Thesis Preview on Zoom!

Join us for the DCT/IMM Winter Thesis Preview on Zoom!

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