RESIDENTIAL CREATIVE COMMUNITY

City Heights is home to the CAM Residential Creative Community (RCC), a special residential experience for College of Arts & Media (CAM) students to live in a supportive environment of artists, filmmakers, musicians, and scholars.
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City Heights is home to the CAM Residential Creative Community (RCC), a special residential space for College of Arts & Media (CAM) students to live in a supportive environment of artists, filmmakers, musicians, and scholars.

CAM RCC members have distinct academic and co-curricular experiences to connect with the arts and creative industries. The CAM RCC communal spaces are designed and equipped to foster making, creativity, and collaboration amongst peers and classmates. Students may opt-in to participate in the RCC.

Learn More About the CAM RCC

The Residential Creative Community is a way for CAM freshmen to connect with other CAM students, faculty, and staff on campus. Any CAM freshmen who will be staying at the City Heights Residence Hall can opt-in to being a part of the CAM RCC. Here what students in the RCC receive:

  • A CAM RCC roommate - Choosing to join the RCC means that you will be placed with another CAM student.  
  • A monthly RCC meeting and RCC community dinner. CAM faculty and staff will attend the meetings and community dinners to present about their areas and the college.
  • Socializing and networking with other RCC students.
  • A CAM faculty mentor
  • A CAM student mentor (some of you may already be matched with a CAM student mentor)
  • The opportunity to participate in an UNIV 1110 class for first semester CAM students. This class prepares students for college success. 
  • RCC members will have the opportunity to be a part of the RCC Leadership Group; these students serve as the voice for all RCC students.

How to Apply to the CAM RCC

Incoming CAM Freshman for Fall 2023 should expect to receive information about joining the CAM RCC by April 2023. Be sure to check your email regularly for information from CU Denver Housing & Dining Services and the College of Arts & Media.

The First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience (FYE) courses are designed to ease students transition to university life and guide them into this world of social, academic, and professional possibilities. Members of CAM RCC are strongly encouraged to register for one of the CAM UNIV 1110 classes that take place on Fridays from 9:30-10:45 for the Fall 2022 semester. The CAM UNIV 1100 courses are tailored to the unique experience of art, film, and music students. The CAM-UNIV is a required, one-credit course for all RCC members. This is a tuition free first semester course!

RCC Faculty Mentors

Each RCC student will be matched with a College of Arts & Media Faculty Mentor! The 2022-23 faculty mentors are listed below.


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Jiayue Cecilia Wu

Assistant Professor
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Jiayue Cecilia Wu, PhD is an award-winning scholar, musician, multimedia technologist, and audio engineer. She has 10 years of diversified work experience in music and media technology companies such as Universal Music Group, EMI Records, and Shazam. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Music, Science, and Technology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology with an emphasis in Computer Music from the University of California Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on how music technology can augment the healing power of music. Her music has been performed in Asia, the U.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and Europe. Her audiovisual work has been exhibited at museums and international arts and engineering societies such as the National Museum of China, Audio Engineering Society (AES), and IEEE. Her audiovisual composition "Mandala" was selected by the Denver Art Museum for its permanent collection.

Currently, Dr. Wu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado’s College of Arts and Media. She is the chairperson of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committees at both AES and Colorado MahlerFest. She also serves as a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMY), the Editor-in-Chief of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS), and the board director-at-large at the International Computer Music Association (ICMA).

Areas of Expertise

Electronic Music
Sound Design
Sound Synthesis
Music Technology
Network Audio
Audiovisual Production
Creative Coding

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of California Santa Barbara 
Ph.D.; Media Arts and Technology 

Stanford University 
MA; Music Science & Technology 

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
BS; Design and Engineering 





Awards

2021-present Comcast Fellow at Comcast Media and Technology Center, University of Colorado
2021 Mandala (2018), Permanent Collection, Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art exhibition
2020 University of Colorado Denver, ORS New Faculty Research Award
2019, 2020 New Faculty Grant Awards, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
2018 Sackler Graduate Research Award, National Academy of Sciences
2019-2020 University of Colorado Denver, CRC Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award
2019,2021,2022 University of Colorado Denver, Teaching Enhancement Grant Awards
2018-2022 University of Colorado Denver, YUMPs Grant Awards
2019-2020 University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts and Media, Seed grant
2018-2019 University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts and Media, Innovation grant
2015 Young Alumni Arts Award, Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford University

Affiliations

AES
SEAMUS
ICMA
CMS/ATMI
Recording Academy

The RCC CAM Staff


cecilia wu headshot

Jiayue Cecilia Wu

Assistant Professor
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Jiayue Cecilia Wu, PhD is an award-winning scholar, musician, multimedia technologist, and audio engineer. She has 10 years of diversified work experience in music and media technology companies such as Universal Music Group, EMI Records, and Shazam. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Music, Science, and Technology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology with an emphasis in Computer Music from the University of California Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on how music technology can augment the healing power of music. Her music has been performed in Asia, the U.S., Canada, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and Europe. Her audiovisual work has been exhibited at museums and international arts and engineering societies such as the National Museum of China, Audio Engineering Society (AES), and IEEE. Her audiovisual composition "Mandala" was selected by the Denver Art Museum for its permanent collection.

Currently, Dr. Wu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado’s College of Arts and Media. She is the chairperson of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committees at both AES and Colorado MahlerFest. She also serves as a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMY), the Editor-in-Chief of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS), and the board director-at-large at the International Computer Music Association (ICMA).

Areas of Expertise

Electronic Music
Sound Design
Sound Synthesis
Music Technology
Network Audio
Audiovisual Production
Creative Coding

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of California Santa Barbara 
Ph.D.; Media Arts and Technology 

Stanford University 
MA; Music Science & Technology 

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
BS; Design and Engineering 





Awards

2021-present Comcast Fellow at Comcast Media and Technology Center, University of Colorado
2021 Mandala (2018), Permanent Collection, Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art exhibition
2020 University of Colorado Denver, ORS New Faculty Research Award
2019, 2020 New Faculty Grant Awards, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
2018 Sackler Graduate Research Award, National Academy of Sciences
2019-2020 University of Colorado Denver, CRC Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award
2019,2021,2022 University of Colorado Denver, Teaching Enhancement Grant Awards
2018-2022 University of Colorado Denver, YUMPs Grant Awards
2019-2020 University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts and Media, Seed grant
2018-2019 University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts and Media, Innovation grant
2015 Young Alumni Arts Award, Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford University

Affiliations

AES
SEAMUS
ICMA
CMS/ATMI
Recording Academy