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.

Note: The School of Emerging Media and Technology was known as the School of Digital Sciences prior to Fall 2020. Students who have been working towards their Digital Sciences degrees will continue on their academic path under that title. Course names may change and your advisor will help you identify which are needed to complete your degree. No additional courses or credit requirements to your existing degree program will be added nor will we add any time to your intended graduation timeline. If you have any questions, please contact your academic advisor. If you have any questions or would like further clarification, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Deanna Burritt at

  • 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: 

  • At the end of a challenging year, we celebrate the Kent State School of Emerging Media and Technology Class of 2021! In a video message, our faculty recognized our students who have overcome so much and persevered in the face of global worry and uncertainty.

  • Creative Coding is a hands-on course in which students learn the fundamentals of computer programming through play, self-expression and creativity — ways of learning that are accessible to multiple majors across the university.