[slideshow]Emerging Media Technologies at City Tech encompasses design, engineering, and computing in an integrated collaborative learning environment. It provides adaptive educational offerings reflecting the dynamic nature of contemporary technological practices. Students are exposed to cutting edge technologies in their chosen concentration area and across related disciplines.

From lower-level courses in Creative Media Foundations to upper level courses in Interdisciplinary Team Projects, the Program prepares its students for postgraduate careers by cultivating well-versed communication skills and technical aptitudes through cooperative hands-on projects. In addition, a specific general education curriculum provides liberal arts and science offerings suitable for students entering the field of emerging media.

Year 1:

The first year begins with Creative Media Foundation. This group of courses helps students to discover their strengths by exposing them to a gallery of possibilities. Students are given hands-on design experiences across multiple modalities in order to develop good communication skills and fluent media literacy. An open laboratory learning environment is introduced as students participate in interdisciplinary projects and experience the collaborative design process.

The program requires a portfolio review to continue after the first two semesters. Portfolio examples must be in at least one of the following areas: media, design, software programming, hardware engineering.

Year 2:

In the second year students choose from three concentration areas (Media Design, Entertainment Fabtronics, Media Computing) and begin to develop specializations through career track sequences. Learn more about the Concentration Areas in theĀ Concentrations section of this site.

Year 3 & 4:

In the third and fourth years students from all concentrations converge into collaborations through Interdisciplinary Team Projects, while they continue courses in their concentration area. Students are encouraged to take their internships in the third year to bring their experiences back to the program and to sharpen their portfolio directions. Seniors are assigned leadership roles to guide third year students through Interdisciplinary Team Projects.

Program Completion:

Students will complete the program with a technical production portfolio in their concentration area, a basic understanding of each of the concentration areas, and skills in production management, collaborative production (teamwork), and cooperative project design. Students will also learn general media and production technology, including computer aided drafting and design software, simulation software, 3D modeling software, and digital media production competencies in audio, video, web-based media and interaction design.