Certificate in Design Technologies

The new and improved CTAM Certificate in Design Technologies

With the growing success of our Bachelor of Science in Technology, Arts & Media in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, we have transformed our TAM Certificate to focus on specific design technologies that will equip students with a broad digital media skill-set. We anticipate some questions regarding how the new Certificate maps onto the old one, so click here for some answers.

Certificate Overview

The CTAM Certificate in Design Technologies provides a fundamental understanding of information technology and digital media production. The program will motivate students to think critically about technology and its impacts upon society.

Certificate Goals

  • to equip students with a basic digital design skill-set
  • to transform students from passive users of technology into active producers of technology
  • to introduce students to critical thinking and theories relevant to digital design

Certificate Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours including:
    • The Meaning of Information Technology (ATLS 2000)
    • Design Technologies: Toolkit (ATLS 2519-001)
    • Design Technologies: Process (ATLS 2519-010/020)
    • One Elective (Core, Focus or CPT)
  • Students must have 2.5 cumulative GPA to be admitted to the TAM Certificate Program.
  • Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses counted for the certificate.
  • Coursework used to satisfy CTAM requirements cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
  • Failing to meet the minimum grade for any individual ATLS core course twice will result in automatic removal from the TAM program.


Course Substitutions

Coursework not on the approved elective list (including course work from another University of Colorado campus, another institution, Study Abroad, or Semester at Sea) must be approved by the MTAM Faculty Committee. Students must complete a Course Substitution Petition Request Form and attach supporting documentation (syllabus). Substitution requests will not be considered if the student has already satisfied the requirement with an approved elective course.

Sound interesting?

We are currently full and are not accepting any new students, but you may fill out the TAM Declaration form to be added to the waitlist. You will be notified if a spot opens up.