For students entering Fall 2021

First Semester

4 units ADV-9672 Proseminar in MEDIUMS: On Making Culture, Technology, and Art
12 units Electives or Distributional Electives**

Second Semester

16 units Electives or Distributional Electives**
Choose elective courses to develop the Trajectory

Third Semester

16 units Electives
Choose elective courses to develop the Trajectory

Fourth Semester

8 units Electives
8 units ADV-9307 Open Project

**In the first year, students are required to take a minimum of 12 units of distributional electives from an approved list of courses.
Distributional electives may be completed in the second year with approval from the Domain Head.


Selection of Distributional Electives
Students are required to select 3 from across disciplines.

VIS-2224 Digital Media II (offered Spring 2022)
VIS-2227 Digital Media: Writing Form (offered Spring 2022)
VIS-2228 Digital Media: Artifacts (offered Fall 2021)
VIS-2229 Digital Media: Not Magic (offered Fall 2021)
VIS-2314 Responsive Environments
SCI-6126 Materials
SCI-6317 Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication
SCI-6338 Introduction to Computational Design
SCI-6359 Interface Design: Integrating Material Perceptions
SCI-6365 Enactive Design
SCI-6368 Pre- and Post-
SCI-6374 Advanced Applications in Sustainable Architecture
SCI-6476 Transformable Design Methods
SCI-6477 Nano Micro Macro: Adaptive Material Laboratory
SCI-6483 Artifacts as Media: Signals, Data, Information and Technology
PRO-7448 Products of Practice: From code to plan to code

Landscape Architecture
DES-3336 Landscape Fieldwork: People, Politics, Practices (with FAS)
SCI-6322 Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation

Urban Planning and Design
HIS 4374 Cities, Infrastructures, and Politics: From Renaissance to Smart Technologies
SES 5215 Analytic Methods of Urban Planning:Quantitative

Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)
FAS COMPSCI 50 Introduction to Computer Science
AFVS 283 Screens – Projecting Media and the Visual Arts
AFVS 161 Enter the Mediaverse

Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
DES-3479 Philosophy of Technology: From Marx and Heidegger to Artificial Intelligence, Genome-Editing and Geoengineering

Students contemplating cross-registering for courses at another Harvard school must abide by the dates and policies of the school in which the course is offered. Priority for enrollment may be given to the other school’s students first before cross-registrations are accepted — enrollment is not guaranteed. See