HASS Requirements Flyer

ACT offers a diverse range of subjects, from courses exploring media that include photography, video, and sound, to examinations of cinema, public art, and the intersections of art and culture in the public sphere.

Students looking to explore ACT offerings start by taking either Introduction to Artistic Experimentation (4.301) or Foundations in Art, Design, and Spacial Practices for Architecture Majors (4.302). Both of these subjects introduce students to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation. Upon completion of 4.301 or 4.302, or with permission of the instructor students can take more advanced subjects in the Art, Culture, and Technology Program. Emphasis is placed on conceptual development and experimental approaches to studio production in both traditional and new media. Artistic practices range from the personal narrative of the video diary to collaborative public projects that invite community participation.

Students looking to further their studies can declare a HASS minor in Art, Culture, and Technology or fulfill their HASS Concentration Requirement within ACT.

All MIT undergraduate and graduate students may take courses at Harvard University and Wellesley College. However, only undergraduate students may cross-register. Contact the academic assistant with questions.

NOTE: Continuing Education classes are not available for cross-registration.

A note about SMFA

Since SMFA became part of Tufts University, there is no longer a cross-registration agreement between our institutions. MIT undergraduates will not receive credit for courses taken at SMFA, and vice versa.