Now is the time to

Get Technical! Get TAM!

It's summer at the ATLAS Building and we've got TAM classes going all year round. Now is also a great time to think about adding a TAM or ATLS class to your Fall schedule. Check out the course list for Fall 2014 and explore electives such as Physical Computing, Virtual Worlds, Search Info in the Digital Age, Storytelling Through New Media, Over The River and more. These are courses that are open to all CU students and many have no prereqs.

Have questions? Check out the Advising tab and the FAQ. Or, email TAM Advisor Dave Kalahar (

Congratulations to the 159 students who completed the TAM program this semester!

And best wishes to all of you who also just graduated from CU.

ATLAS instructor Ian Hales wins Marinus Smith Award

Ian Hales, an ATLAS Technology, Arts and Media program instructor, received one of the Marinus Smith Awards from the CU Parents Association and Office of Parent Relations. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have had a particularly positive impact on undergraduates. Honorees are nominated by students. The award is named after Marinus Smith, a 19th century Boulder resident who made significant contributions of land and money to support the establishment of the University of Colorado.

Dave Kalahar, TAM Advisor, 2013 Chancellor's Employee of the Year!

Read the full story.

Technology, Arts & Media Program

The Technology, Arts and Media Program, based within the ATLAS Institute, offers two undergraduate programs: a Minor in Technology, Arts and Media (MTAM) and a Certificate in Digital Media (CDM). The Minor is intended for students who wish to pursue research and careers related to digital media, whereas the Certificate is intended for students who are interested in the fundamentals of digital media production.

TAM is now a concentration for General Engineering Plus!

General Engineering Students can now earn a focus in Technology, Arts & Media. Read the details here.

ATLAS is now part of the College of Engineering & Applied Science!

You may have heard that College of Engineering & Applied Science is the new academic home for ATLAS educational programs, and you may have wondered how this will affect the TAM Program. The answer is that this administrative move will in no way affect the nature of the TAM Program,  the location of TAM,  the TAM curriculum, or your ability to take TAM classes. In fact, this move will only make TAM stronger by helping us to grow our faculty and course offerings.

ATLAS and TAM are designed to be homes for interdisciplinary research and education that are open to any student on the CU Boulder campus. So while our organizational flowchart chart may have changed a bit, you can rest assured that TAM will remain the same, and will welcome any student who is interested in integrating technology, arts and media into their CU Boulder experience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at

Need a job or internship?

Here are dozens!

New Tutorial:
How to Build Your First TAM Portal

Check out the recent Capstone Client Service project by Kevin Lesht. It guides you though how to develop a basic TAM Portal website using HTML and CSS, with a few extras along the way

ATLAS Speaker Series

(Ask your instructors about extra credit for attending :)

The ATLAS Institute
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.

ATLAS Building Hours

The ATLAS building is open to the public from 7:00a.m.–8:00p.m. weekdays and during special events. Students taking classes have access until 11:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and until 8:00p.m. on Fridays, and from 2:00p.m.–6:00p.m. Saturdays and 3:00p.m.–11:00p.m. Sundays.

Fall 2014 Walk-in Help Hours

TBD in ATLAS Room 225
Fall hours TBD

Equipment Checkout Hours

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
ATLS223 (ATLAS Front Desk)
Checkout equipment and policies