Kent State University's School of Emerging Media and Technology is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary school designed to train tomorrow's digital leaders. With an emphasis on teamwork, hands-on learning and collaboration across disciplines, we are equipping our students with the technical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills they will need to design and create cutting-edge solutions for an evolving world.

Our students are exposed to a broad range of digital technologies used widely by professions and organizations. Our coursework integrates insights from computer science, computer information systems, computer technology, library information science, visual communication design, journalism, communication studies and instructional technology.

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  • Make computational art and learn to code this summer at The School of Emerging Media and Technology's Creative Coding Workshop.

    High school students and returning Kent State students with little or no background in coding and computer graphics are invited to a two-afternoon, hands-on workshop hosted at the Kent State University campus. Led by faculty in the School of Emerging Media and Technology, attendees will learn the basics of JavaScript and leave with a distinctive digital artifact and the tools to create generative art. This workshop is perfect for

  • To meet technology needs of the world, Kent State is now accepting applications for its new graduate program in Emerging Media and Technology (EMAT), launching Fall 2022.

  • As Spotify users across the world took a deep dive into their memorable listening moments of 2022 through the audio streaming app’s Wrapped feature, Emerging Media and Technology students at Kent State turned their attention to another side of the platform this past week: its data.

  • All our Emerging Media and Technology students complete an internship. Some have done these at NASA Johnson Space Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Nationwide Insurance and more. Read about some of their experiences here.