Computing in the Arts

Department of Computer Science

The Bachelor of Arts in Computing in the Arts (CITA) offers an interdisciplinary experience in computer science and the arts, with one of six different concentrations.

CITA fuses creativity, problem-solving skills, and computational know-how, prepping students for further studies, technology and arts industry jobs, or positions in companies seeking creative software developers.

CITA marries design and coding, spearheading the development of future tools. Our students acquire skills in:

  • Contemporary music, art, and theatre production
  • Animation and digital media
  • Visual and audio systems
  • Mobile app development

The CITA program at the College of Charleston has been supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE-104486,  DUE-1323605CUE-1935143 and CNS-2139786) and Google as a model curriculum.

CITA students learn to:

  • Model processes, especially in arts applications
  • Investigate, visualize, speculate, and invent using computing and computational thinking
  • Synthesize innovative software applications and media. This includes combining music, images, sounds, lighting and stage design, and other digital artifacts
  • Explore the potential and societal influence of computational thinking

The CITA educational experience is part of the new movement to combine art and design with science, technology, engineering and math (see STEM + Art = STEAM).


Choose one of six creative concentrations