May 29, 2024  
Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Creative Technologies Minor

The minor consists of a minimum of 5 full courses (or the equivalent) and a learning portfolio.

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.

The Arts and Creative Technologies minor trains students to be active contributors to global conversations about the expressive potential of technology, and makes tangible and visible the unique cross-divisional opportunities for study in the arts, media, and technology at Oberlin. It provides a hands-on understanding of sound, video, and interactive media software and hardware tools and a context for their deployment. The minor draws on well-established interdisciplinary connections between the core departments of TIMARA, Computer Science, Cinema Studies, and Studio Art.

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The Arts and Creative Technologies minor is open to any student in the College or Conservatory, irrespective of major. However, the minor may not substitute for a major. Students wishing to complete the ACT minor should consult with an academic advisor or a member of the ACT minor curricular committee, and complete the Minor Add or Drop form. The form requires the signature of one of the curricular committee co-chairs.

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Aurie Hsu (TIMARA)
Julia Christensen (Studio Art)

Summary of Requirements


  • Courses must be taken in at least three different departments.
  • At least 16 credits must be full, 4 credit classes.
  • At least 16 credits must be taken outside of the student’s major.

Arts and Creative Technologies Minor Course Lists

Arts and Creative Technologies Minor Courses


  • If a student is enrolled in or completed a course that is not listed below, they can petition the curricular committee to apply the course toward the minor.
  • Students should be aware that some of the below listed courses have prerequisites and should plan their schedules accordingly.

Learning Portfolio

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In addition to the above requirements, students will also develop a learning portfolio with substantive pieces of work from each of the classes taken to fulfill the minor. The learning  portfolio must also include a reflection piece that explicitly connects the learning outcomes in the different courses. This reflection will be shared with the advisor (faculty liaison) and Conservatory and College Interdivisional Curricular Committee for the purpose of assessing student learning.