Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program

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Project Collaborations

LAES students are exposed to a variety of interdisciplinary projects and field trips to media businesses, which help establish relationships and provide insight into potential career paths.

The following are just a sample of the types of collaborative, interdisciplinary projects LAES students have worked on:

  • International Game Jam: Sound Effects and Music Support, 2012 and 2013
  • Pageant of the Masters: Rube Goldberg Device Creation and Video, 2012
  • SLO International Film Festival, 2013-14
  • Sir Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop, Hosting/Directing Panel Discussion, SLO International Film Festival Host, 2012
  • Recollecting: “Love, Labor & Filipinas” First On-site Collection of Images, Sounds Documents, Filipino-American Community, 2012-13
  • Mini MakerFaire, Community Development Project, 2013-14
  • PolyXpress, Location-based Storytelling Web Application, 2012-14
  • Area 55 Project, Los Osos Middle School Interactive Experience, 2013
  • “A Street Car named Desire,” Theatrical Effects, 2012
  • “Trojan Woman 2.0,” Theatrical Effects, 2013
  • HO:ME: Housing Opportunities through Modular Environments Community Project, 2009-12

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LAES 301 Class

Engineering and Art unite in LAES 301 project-based introductory course.

The class is open to all second year and above Cal Poly majors and provides innovative hands-on work, in a team setting, for real-life projects.

Contact us for a permission number.

Class Info (pdf)


The LAES Club exists to bring together students interested in creative technologies, to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and learn about and network with members of the industry.

Stay tuned for their Fall 2016 meeting schedule.

About the Club

About LAES

The B.A. degree program in Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies (LAES) is jointly offered by the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Engineering.

The program prepares students for a wide range of innovative careers in emerging professional fields that combine skills and interests in the arts, technology, and culture.

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Please help LAES continue to provide quality interdisciplinary education for our students.

Your gifts will help foster this unique program and extend its impact by enabling more students to collaborate with each other and faculty, in innovative ways, in the area of expressive and emerging technologies.

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