Creative Technologies Concentration in Art and Art Education
New media and digital technologies have changed the making, teaching, and learning of art. The Mission of the Creative Technologies Curriculum (CTC) is to poise students to lead the integration of creative and emerging technologies in art and art education. CTC engages students in reflective learning and integrated studio practice, while participating in national and international communities to advance interdisciplinary, technology-infused approaches to art and art education.
CTC prepares artists and educators to work innovatively with creative materials and digital fabrication technologies in their studios and teaching practice, whether in schools, after school programs, in museums, or in other educational spaces. The goal is to help artists and art teachers to be leaders in educational ecologies that aptly interweave digital tools and materials in multi- and cross-disciplinary, collaborative, and playful pedagogies.
The CTC strengthens and explores the relationship between Art, Technology, and Education. This critical trifecta is an interdependent force at the forefront of educational efforts in primary, secondary, and university-level teaching and learning. In a world of increasing digital fabrication and social practice, it is more essential than ever to demonstrate proficiency beyond any one skill set.