To reach a deeper understanding of their research subjects, students freely draw on theoretical, practical, and professional knowledge. Hands-on learning is a cornerstone of the CCT Program, be it digital or analog, inside or outside the classroom, independent or in groups.

CCT nurtures an ecosystem of experimentation and implementation, and students regularly make and test prototypes as a form of methodological inquiry. For this, they make use of the extensive range of equipment, facilities, and training available at Lauinger Library's Gelardin New Media Center as well as CCT's own Technology Design Studio, which houses technologies for making and hacking, media production and presentation, education and experimentation.



Examples of interdisciplinary analysis and collaborative effort.

Class Projects

Three students during a Car Barn Labs workshop

Research studies authored in both text-based and non-traditional formats.

Thesis Projects

study abroad students in Doha

CCT's student-run peer-reviewed journal and blog.


Students at a CCT open house

Skills-based workshops driven by students’ diverse expertise.

Car Barn Academy

Photo of a video camera as it records a Politics and Prose event

An annual showcase of media-related student work.

Media Fest

A student holding up a tape measure in the CCT studio

Student-organized company visits and networking opportunities.

Tech Tour

A student taking a picture at the Smithsonian Museum of Art

Half-hour-long audio programs produced by students for global audiences.

Georgetown Forum

A listening station for Georgetown Forum at the 20th Anniversary Maker Exhibit

Sustainability group focused on departmental and student awareness and behavior change.