Information about IDeATe

IDeATe, the Integrative Design, Arts, and Technology network at Carnegie Mellon, offers undergraduate minors and courses in Game Design, Animation & Special Effects, Media Design, Sonic Arts, Design for Learning, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Intelligent Environments, and Physical Computing. These areas merge technology and creativity and provide learning opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. IDeATe minors and courses are open to all majors. We welcome students from every discipline to the unique learning environment that exists at Carnegie Mellon.


Most IDeATe facilities are located in Hunt Library. Lending, Physical Computing Lab, Media Lab, the laser cutters, 3D printers, woodshop, and CNC router are on the lower level.

During the pandemic, these resources may be inaccessible to students, even if you are enrolled in IDeATe coources. Please consult, the IDeATe resources site (see below) for up-to-date information.

Facilties access in Remote Learning

As the course will be delivered remotely, there is no expectation of facilities use or access. If you are located in Pittsburgh, it may be possible to on campus access resources and equipment. Two important resources are:

If you are not in Pittsburgh and would like to access facilities and resources for making, it might be possible to do so in your local area: Nation of Makers maintains a community contributed altas of makerspaces, hackerspace and fablabs around the world.

Again, access to facilities is not a requirement for success in this course and use of facilities during pandemic conditions is at your discretion.

IDeATe advising:

If you have questions or need advice about IDeATe minors or courses, please get in touch with Kelly Delaney, the Assistant Director of IDeATe. Her office is in Hunt 246 and her email is