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CALL: Graduate Programs In Tech, Media & Society – ATLAS Institute @ CU Boulder

Where technology meets creativity —  Imagine it. Invent it. Design it. 

University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS MS Creative Technologies + Design (CTD) graduates are creative problem solvers. CTD students are not just design thinkers; they’re creative technologists equipped with portfolios of thoughtful projects and prototypes.

The CTD program is driven by a unique and relevant core curriculum that this is flexibly shaped by student interest and guided by leaders at the cutting edge of industry. Students work directly with leading professionals on real world issues, gaining design expertise and technical skills as they learn the business of creativity.

Our students come from diverse academic backgrounds and focus in areas that include: visual communication, web design & development, mobile application development, games, VR/AR, sound design, wearable tech,  product design & development, the internet of things.

You can learn more about ATLAS’ Master of Science in Creative Technologies + Design at:

PhD positions at the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder

The Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado Boulder’s ATLAS Institute emphasizes out-of-the-box invention and radical inquiry; we invite applications from students whose interests transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. Some of the most interesting research opportunities don’t fall neatly within traditional areas of expertise and we seek students who have a vision for a better future to work with our community of artists, designers, engineers, and humanitarians to develop their vision. We are currently seeking students interested in one (or more) of the following topic areas:

  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Design Research
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Interaction Design for Music
  • Playful and Programmable Technologies for Learning
  • Robotics
  • Shape Changing & Haptic User Interfaces
  • Smart Textiles & Materials
  • Tangible Interaction
  • Technology Policy

Curious?  Write to any of our graduate faculty members or to the graduate program advisor, Ms. Ruscha Cohen (  and let us know what you’re thinking.

Questions? contact Ruscha Cohen ( for more information.

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