DCC creates a small-college experience on a large research campus


Innovative Courses

Take small seminars exploring how design can transform the digital age



Our students are competitive for amazing internships in Washington D.C., Baltimore, and across the country

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Alumni Network

DCC students interact with our alumni network through workshops, Design Camps, and alumni networking events

What Makes DCC Unique

DCC is one of the most interdisciplinary programs in the country. We bring together students from 46 different majors on campus from a wide range of backgrounds. DCC fosters an open, collaborative, and social environment that encourages students to explore the relationship between emerging media, society, and creative practices.

We are passionate about emerging technologies and their impact on the world; but even more importantly, how our contributions to emerging technologies can change the world. DCC students are innovative thinkers and makers who engage in research and collaborative projects on topics as varied as identity, connectivity, social justice, art, design, and all things creative in an era when digital media links us on a scale unprecedented in human history.


Our Courses


HDCC 105: Perspectives on Design Cultures & Creativity

This course is designed to familiarize you with a

HDCC 106, Section 0101: Digital Feminisms

How has the internet helped – and hindered –

HDCC 106, Section 0201: Religious Discourses in the Digital Age

The introduction of new media, such as the Internet,

HDCC 106, Section 0301: Prototyping, Users, and Creativity

When designing, whether software or hardware, whether the goals

HDCC 106, Section 0401: Internet of Evil

Examining the antagonists trying to exploit, break, trick, and

HDCC 209: Capstone

This two-credit research practicum serves as the culmination of

HDCC 208B: Digital Storytelling

Novelist Salman Rushdie is fond of saying that humans

Faculty and Staff

Jason Farman


Evan Golub

Core Faculty Member

DB Bauer

Graduate Assistant

Sahar Khamis

Faculty Fellow

Joseph Meyer

Graduate Assistant

Kari Kraus

Associate Professor

Alexis Lothian

Assistant Professor/Core Faculty Member

Porter Olsen


DCC Internships