Computational Media

Baskin Engineering
(831) 459-2158

Programs Offered

Computer Science: Computer Game Design B.S.

Computational Media M.S.

Computational Media Ph.D.

Computational Media Designated Emphasis

Games and Playable Media M.S.

Human Computer Interaction M.S.

Other Programs of Interest

Art and Design: Games and Playable Media B.A.

Digital Arts and New Media M.F.A.

Film and Digital Media Ph.D. 

The Computational Media Department engages in boundary-pushing research and education that integrates technical, interpretive, and design work to create human-centered media and experiences that address complex problems for societal impact. The department engages in creating media, experiences and ways of understanding that have an impact in the world we live in, performing research and education that benefit society at large and advance social goals, embrace diverse ideas, disciplines, approaches, concepts, and methods in our work and community. The department engages in partnership across different communities. 

The Computational Media (CMPM) Department offers courses on a wide range of topics, many of which integrate technical subject matter with design-oriented, theoretical, and historical topics. The Computational Media Department administers an undergraduate bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in Computer Science: Computer Game Design, a master of science (M.S.) degree in Games and Playable Media, a master of science (M.S.) degree in Human Computer Interaction, as well as a master of science (M.S.), a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.), and a designated emphasis in Computational Media. Besides offering instructional courses, the department engages in a substantial research program in which both advanced undergraduates and graduate students participate.