We are excited that the skillfully designed curriculum of Ball State’s new MA in EMDD program will prepare students for exciting careers in digital storytelling through deep dives into practical application in the Creative Programs and Applied Research Labs.Beth Perdue OutlandVice President of Community Engagement, and Strategic Innovation, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
The most sought-after and successful media professionals are innovators who understand how to research, report, design, and disseminate information across multiple platforms and media channels. They know how to test and implement new ideas quickly. Producing these types of workers begins in the academy, and Ball State’s program is designed to give its students the emerging media skills they need to define the future of mass communication.J. Carl GanterCofounder and Director, Circle of Blue
We are excited about this new, innovative master’s program and the potential to expand our already strong collaboration with Ball State and its students. The real world experience the program provides will prepare students for exciting careers in digital storytelling—a role that is growing in importance in the museum field and beyond.Jennifer HollandDirector of Digital Communications, Indianapolis Children's Museum
While the idea of applying UX and usability principles is becoming fairly widespread when it comes to software and website design, but in fields like video games, UX is still a fairly unexamined aspect of game development, especially in the early, even pre-prototype phases.
When analyzing the Garfield comic strip and subsequent franchise as it relates to the larger goals and mission of both Paws, Inc. and the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, it’s important to note the correlation between comics and childhood literacy, in addition to the comic’s ability to engage people with humor and reading as a whole.
During his recent visit to the Ball State campus, astrophysicist-turned-entrepreneur Alberto Pepe shared his vision for building an online, collaborative community for academic researchers.