For students entering Fall 2023

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-97XX 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.

Architecture
VIS-2224 Digital Media: Neural Bodies (not offered AY 2023/24)
VIS-2227 Digital Media: Writing Form
VIS-2230 Digital Media: Errors and Omissions
VIS-2314 Responsive Environments
HIS-4451 Atmospheric Projections – Media as Environments (with FAS)
SCI-6126 Materials
SCI-6338 Introduction to Computational Design
SCI-6365 Enactive Design: Creative Applications through Concurrent Human-Machine Interaction
SCI-6372 Circuits, Circles, and Loops: Towards A Regenerative Architecture
SCI-6374 Advanced Applications in Sustainable Architecture
SCI-6384 Towards a New Science of Design? (not offered AY 2023/24)
SCI-6387 Material Systems: Digital Production
SCI-6476 Transformable Design Methods
SCI-6477 Nano Micro Macro: Adaptive Materials Lab (with SEAS)
SCI-6478 Informal Robotics/New Paradigms for Design and Construction
SCI-6483 Procedural Fields: Functional Design of Discrete Hyperdimensional Spaces
SCI-6486 Nano Micro Macro: BioFabrication
PRO-7448 Products of Practice: From code to plan to code

Landscape Architecture
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)
COMPSCI 50 Introduction to Computer Science
PHYSCI 70 Introduction to Digital Fabrication

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 https://staging.gsd.harvard.edu/resources/cross-registration-policies-procedures/

(Required courses for students who entered in 2021.)