Emerging Media Program

Development of specialized skills coupled with interdisciplinary knowledge fusion and problem solving in emerging media

Carnegie Mellon University’s Emerging Media Program offers collaborative interdisciplinary masters degrees in the College of Fine Arts (CFA), School of Computer Science (SCS), and the College of Engineering (CIT).   
 
The Emerging Media Program is currently under development for the coming academic year.  For current students, the program consists of a first-year experience that builds fundamental specialized skills, and a second year that focuses on thesis and/or interdisciplinary tech-arts project problem solving, utilizing the many faucets and tools of advancing media.
 
The current Emerging Media Program degree titles are:
 
Master of Arts in Emerging Media – Narrative, Composition, Experiential Media
Master of Arts in Emerging Media – Participatory Culture and Digital Humanities
Master of Arts in Emerging Media – Enactive Technologies and Interfaces
Part of the College of Fine Arts (CFA), School of Architecture
 
Master of Science in Emerging Media – Interactions in Media
Part of the School of Computer Science (SCS), Human Computer Interaction Institute
Master of Science in Emerging Media – Visual Computing
Part of the School of Computer Science (SCS), Robotics Institute
Master of Science in Emerging Media – Multimedia Data Science
Part of the School of Computer Science (SCS), Language Technologies Institute
Master of Science in Emerging Media – Sound and Music Computing
Part of the School of Computer Science (SCS), Computer Science Department
 
Master of Science in Emerging Media - Mobility
Part of the College of Engineering (CIT), Information Networking Institute
 
 
Curricular Requirements:
 
All Emerging Media Program degrees require successful completion of 144 units across the 2-year program.
 
The course options and degree requirements follow the offering academic department’s rules for grading, administration and certification.
 
Students of Master of Science in Emerging Media – Mobility should consult the student handbook about additional degree-specific requirements.
 
A complete listing of the program policies and degree-specific requirements for all Emerging Media Program degrees can be found in the graduate handbook.
 
Year one
15-513 Introduction to Computer Systems (required preparatory course for Master of Science in Emerging Media students only, 6-12 units, does not count toward the total 144 units for graduation.)
 
12 units: 48-717 Emerging Media Professional Seminar
 
48 units: Four Specialization Courses (9-12 units each) – Students choose from a list provided in the student handbook.
 
12 units: Portal Fusion Studio – Faculty Mentor-approved course involving interdisciplinary project teams.
 
Year Two
12 units: Elective – Students should consult their faculty mentor and choose a course fitting to their area of study.
 
48 units:  Fusion Studio/Thesis Studio – Students register for units in a focused area of research or project study in either collaborative interdisciplinary fusion studios or through thesis.  Students should consult with their faculty mentor and/or thesis advisor on their study area.
 
12 units: Portfolio/Thesis Review – Students learn the skills to prepare and present their work done in Fusion Studios or Thesis
 
Total: 144 units
 
Contact
If you have any questions please write to Gretchen Graff at ggraff@andrew.cmu.edu.