The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM) is a 5000 square foot interdisciplinary arts research center at Yale that bridges diverse arts disciplines and fosters critical inquiry at the intersections of visual art, design, film, music, performance, and computer science.



From the Yale Daily News: Blended Reality’ brings diverse perspectives to emerging tech
Image of Motion Capture Dancer in Leeds Motion Capture Studio
Dance artist Mariel Pettee, a Ph.D. candidate in physics, donned a suit adorned with 55 sensors as part of a project that incorporates motion capture and machine learning to generate choreographic sequences.

From the Yale School of Medicine: Blended or Augmented Reality Arrives in the Classroom
From the Yale Daily News: Concert to Highlight Digitally Enabled Music Production
 From the Yale News: #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast to be Recorded on Campus
From Tsai CITY: : Students Create Climate Change Experiences at Mixed Reality Hackathon
 From the Yale News: NYU’s Dana Karwas Named Director of Center for Collaborative Arts and Media
From the Yale Daily News: Workshop Tackles Sexual Misconduct
From the Yale Daily News: Film Groups Host Welcome Event
From the Yale Daily News: Show Takes Audience on Multimedia Journey
 From the Yale News: Yale Artists Leave Mark at Biennial Conference on the Moving Image

Upcoming CCAM Events

  • Summer

    June 21, 2019 | 6:30pm

CCAM Featured Programs

Blended Reality

Research in Motion CFP

Massive Collaborative Animation Projects

The Bakery

Visiting Artists

About CCAM

CCAM, the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media is an interdisciplinary arts research center that bridges diverse arts disciplines and fosters critical inquiry at the intersections of visual art, design, film, music/sound, performance, and computer science. Our programs promote interdisciplinary inquiry, discourse, production, and research across expanding fields of arts practice.  We support collaborations in arts research across disciplines with an open door policy to all Yale students— graduate, professional, and undergraduate students alike.  Our team helps students identify research conduits at the Center, across campus, through inter-collegiate partnerships, and within industries, to bolster more innovative arts practices and partnerships at Yale.  Insomuch, the Center promotes interdisciplinary arts research practices that go both wide and deep.

Image of the CCAM Star as an animated gif showing the interaction of the disciplines to collaborative opportunities


The World of CCAM

The interdisciplinary world of CCAM is expressed above as an animated graphic inspired by Paul Klee’s Bauhaus Star. Paul Klee sketched the Bauhaus Star (lower right) as a celestial response to the Buahuas curriculum structure diagram by Walter Gropius (lower left). The CCAM version of Klee’s star presents the dynamic, generative world for CCAM. The interdisciplinary interaction between the various disciplines and agents reinforce and permeate each other. At CCAM these interdisciplinary interactions are suffused and supported by an atmosphere of technology and experimentation. The center of the star represents the goals of CCAM, where generating collaborative projects and research are central to our mission. 


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