Get Technical! Get TAM

The Technology, Arts & Media Program is part of the ATLAS Institute on the University of Colorado at Boulder Campus. ATLAS is an innovative campus-wide initiative in education, research, creative work and outreach in which information and communication technology is the enabling force.

The Technology, Arts and Media Program offers three programs: a Minor in Technology, Arts and Media (MTAM) and a Certificate in Digital Media (CDM), and a Digital Media Bootcamp. Our programs are designed to teach students creative thinking, technical skills, and visual communication within creative studio-based environments.

Digital Painting

ATLAS Speaker Series

  • September 22nd: Culture of innovation + creativity (Google CTO)
  • October 6th: Digital marketing + User Generated Content (Marketing Director of FreePeople, CU alum)
  • October 13th: Experience design + UX (Product Developer)
  • November 10th: Debunking myths of gender + bias (NCWIT Social Scientist)
  • All lectures are from 4–5pm in ATLS 100
More information here

Digital Painting

NEW! TAM Workshop: Adv. Photoshop + Digital Painting

We're hosting a free 3-part workshop exploring digital painting. The technique is used by artists, illustrators and animation folks to create art on the computer using Photoshop techniques. The classes are scheduled on 9/13, 10/2 and 10/16 in ATLAS and will be taught by TAM alumna Stevie Schafer. Wacom tablets will be provided. Register for 1 session or all 3. Familiarity with Photoshop suggested. Additional info and details can be found here THESE WORKSHOPS ARE ALL WAITLISTED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND.

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New Faculty: Alicia Gibb

We are thrilled to have Alicia Gibb joining us as a lecturer for Fall 2014! Alicia will be teaching our Physical Computing course and will also be setting up our new BTU (Blow Things Up) Lab over in the Environmental Design Building. She will also be piloting our new course entitled, "Search: Information in the Digital Age" which will explore how to use technological tools to find the information that you need. Read more about Alicia and her extensive experience with Physical Computing, Hackerspaces and Library Science: Read More

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TAM is now a concentration for General Engineering Plus!

General Engineering Students can now earn a focus in Technology, Arts & Media.
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Fall 2014 Hours

Walk-In Tutoring Hours

Justin Powell: justin.powell@colorado.edu
Tuesdays: 6 pm–8pm
Wednesdays: 11am–1pm
Fridays: 1pm–4pm
Office hours will begin on Wednesday, August 27 and continue through the semester.

Equipment Checkout Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 am–11 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 2 pm—4 pm
ATLS223 (ATLAS Front Desk)
Checkout equipment and policies

ATLAS Building Hours

The ATLAS building is open to the public from 7am–8pm weekdays and during special events.

Students taking classes have access until 11pm Monday–Thursday, and until 8pm on Fridays, and from 2pm–6pm Saturdays and 3pm–11pm Sundays.

Fall 2014 TAM Info Sessions

Come learn more about the TAM Program
(and tell your friends!):
Thursday, October 23 / 5–6 pm ATLS229
Wednesday, October 29 / 4–5 pm ATLS1000
Monday, November 3 / 1–2 pm ATLS 229
Wednesday, November 5 / 2–3 pm ATLS229
Monday, November 10 / 2–3 pm ATLS229
Thursday, November 13 / 2–3pm ATLS229