Jun 16, 2024  
Course Catalog 2023-2024 
Course Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts and Creative Technologies Minor

The minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits (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 and programs of cinema studies , computer science studio art , and TIMARA.

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Note(s) on Requirements

  • Courses must be taken in at least three different departments.
  • At least 16 credits must be 4-credit (full) courses.
  • At least 16 credits must be taken outside of the student’s major.
  • If a student wishes to count a course that is not listed below toward the minor, they can petition the minor chair(s) for approval to apply the completed or in-progress course toward their minor.
  • In planning their schedules, students should be aware that some of the courses listed below have prerequisites.

Declaring the Minor

The arts and creative technologies minor is open to any student in the College or the Conservatory, irrespective of major. However, the minor may not substitute for a major. Students wishing to complete the minor should consult with an academic advisor or one of the minor co-chairs and complete the interdivisional or Arts and Sciences minor declaration/change form. The form requires the signature of one of the co-chairs.

Julia Christensen (Integrated Media)
Aurie Hsu (Conservatory Dean’s Office, Computer Music and Digital Arts)

Detailed Minor Requirements

Arts and Creative Technologies Minor Course Lists

Arts and Creative Technologies Core Courses

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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.