Computational Media

Baskin School of 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.

Serious Games 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.

Computational media includes the creation, enhancement, and study of media forms for which computational processes enable deeply interactive and generative experiences, as well as the use of computation to understand and assist creation of media broadly. The department emphasizes the construction of technologies that make possible novel media experiences and tools, while simultaneously embracing and engaging in theoretical and practical approaches from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 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 game design, a master of science (M.S.) degree in games and playable media, 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.