About IDeATe

Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) at Carnegie Mellon University

What is IDeATe?

The Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network (IDeATe) connects diverse strengths across Carnegie Mellon University to advance education, research, and creative practice in domains that merge technology and arts expertise.

IDeATe supports eight interrelated undergraduate concentration areas, all of which can also be taken as minors. The themes of these areas integrate knowledge in technology and arts: Game Design, Animation and Special Effects, Media Design, Sound Design, Learning Media, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Intelligent Environments, and Physical Computing.

The IDeATe concentrations aim to train a student to be excellent in one area of technology or arts and be able to collaborate within diverse cohorts of technology and arts experts. To achieve this goal, IDeATe has sponsored the development of 30 new interdisciplinary technology-arts courses. These courses are focused on hands-on collaborative learning and are structured to combine students from many different disciplines. The curriculum is delivered by faculty from across 15 different academic departments of Carnegie Mellon at the IDeATe collaborative making facility housed at the central Hunt Library.