Previously known as the M.S. in Entertainment Innovation (MSEI) degree - EIC introduces a M.S. in Technology and Creative Innovation (MSTCI)
- a unique interdisciplinary program with a strong professional focus that brings together the brightest scholars and professionals from the fields of arts/design, engineering/technology, and business/management. Our emphasis is on leadership, innovation, and communication by creating challenging experiences through which students learn how to collaborate, experiment, and iterate solutions. Our curriculum has you doing everything from improvisational acting to building virtual worlds. Along the way, you’ll learn to collaborate, problem-solve, communicate, and lead.
It is the program’s intent for a typical student in this program to enter with mastery in a specific area
and spend their 4 immersive semesters at EIC learning the vocabulary, values, and working patterns of the other disciplines. This process of understanding and acknowledging the creativity of others will in turn drive innovation.
Our ideal student body consists of
- 40% Students with Technical Background
- 40% Students with Creative Background
- 20% Students with Business/Management Background
Through our rigorous curriculum
that includes training in creative development and technical skills, students from various backgrounds work together in Capstone Groups to create prototypes and working proofs-of-concept that require creativity and collaboration across disciplines. Final deliverables can be mobile app, transformational game, performance, exhibition, product, or artifact showcased at the annual EIC Playground