CMU has one of the richest networks of technology-arts education pathways in the country
A number of intercollegiate undergraduate and graduate degrees spanning technology and the arts synergize with the IDeATe undergraduate concentrations to comprise a rich network of technology-arts education pathways at CMU. Undergraduate degrees include the Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) and the Bachelor of Science in Music & Technology.
The Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) interdisciplinary degree program provides a technical, critical, and conceptual foundation for students interested in pursuing creative industry fields that integrate technology and the arts (game design, computer animation, computer music, recording technologies, interactive stagecraft, robotic art, and other emerging media). The BCSA program allows students to combine coursework in both the School of Computer Science (SCS) and in one of the schools in the College of Fine Arts (CFA): Architecture, Art, Design, Drama or Music. The BCSA program can be combined with an IDeATe minor to enhance collaborative fusion skills. Applicants must be admitted to SCS and the school of their choice in CFA through the admission process. BCSA is part of the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Music & Technology is offered jointly by the School of Music, the School of Computer Science (SCS) and the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT). Applicants must be admitted to the School of Music and either Electrical and Computer Engineering or Computer Science through the admission process. This program is for students who want to pursue music technology as a career. These may be students who are accomplished musicians, have a keen interest in science and engineering, and want to explore the musical applications of technology. These may also be students with experience in recording or electronic music composition/production who desire to study these areas along with the technological underpinnings of audio engineering and computer science.