The "Culture, Creativity, and Technology" LC is a collaboration between the Department of English and the Department of Computer Graphics Technology. As Steve Jobs has famously declared: "Technology alone is not enough - it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing." This LC helps students develop approaches to critical thinking well-suited to cultural complexities; strengthen written, visual, and technological literacies for working with diverse media; cultivate creativity through remediation and iteration, while understanding its relationship to professional and digital media production; master theoretical approaches to narrative and storytelling; and nurture empathy and global awareness for diverse cultures and markets. 

Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students admitted to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute with a major in Computer Graphics Technology, including:
    • Animation
    • Building Information Modeling
    • Data Visualization
    • Effects Technical Direction
    • Game Studies
    • Human Centered Design and Development
    • Virtual Product Integration
    • Visual Effects Compositing
    • Web Programming and Design
  • First-time beginning students admitted to any major in Communications, English, or Visual and Performing Arts
  • First-time beginning students admitted to Exploratory Studies

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Owen Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC

Duration

Fall 2017 Semester, Spring 2018 Semester, and Fall 2018 Semester

Associated Classes

Fall 2017 - CGT 101, CGT 118, ENGL 108

Spring 2018 - CGT 141, ENGL 226

Fall 2018 - ENGL 322

Events and Activities Included:

  • Movie, video game, and board game nights
  • Guest speakers & Careers Roundtable
  • Dinner with classmates & faculty members
  • Off-campus field trips, and more!

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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