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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  • Kent State alumnus Mike Bowen, '03, visited Kent State’s School of Emerging Media and Technology to share his knowledge about data and analysis that he uses as part of his job of Principal Quantitative User Researcher for music streaming service Spotify.

  • 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.

  • Iris Lee, data journalist for the Los Angeles Times, joined the Emerging Media and Technology class “Data in Emerging Media and Technology” virtually to talk about her job and recent projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • For four semesters, the Media and Movements course, offered within the College of Communication and Information, has given students the opportunity to explore social movements of our time through storytelling, strategy and advocacy. 

    In the Spring 2021 semester, students worked with Coleman Professional Services, a community nonprofit behavioral health agency, to create campaigns to combat depression, focusing on three key areas: