The Department of Media and Information offers an interdisciplinary and energetic learning environment united by a passion for media and information. In our state-of-the-art labs (such as the Games for Entertainment & Learning Lab and Behavior Information Technology Lab) and centers (Quello Center for Media & Information Policy), we're researching new avenues of communication technology and computer-centered interaction. In our classrooms, our world-class, award-winning faculty teach all aspects of the vibrant media ecosystem.
We offer two B.A. degrees (Information Science and Games & Interactive Media) and an M.A. degree (Media and Information). We're a part of the jointly offered Ph.D. in Information and Media and participate in several minors.
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From video game design, to human-centered research, to documentary filmmaking - our faculty and students strive to empower individuals. Our work makes a difference.
Associate Professor Rick Wash, Ph.D., has changed the way the tech industry designs computer security into computing systems, motivating end users to make more informed decisions to protect their devices. He received the SOUPS Impact Award for his paper “Folk Models of Home Computer Security."Read more
Students work in labs and high-tech classrooms with businesses and non-profits, and experience hands-on learning that prepares them for promising careers at the frontiers of new media and information technology.