MSU’s Department of Media and Information is a pioneer, offering an interdisciplinary and energetic learning environment united by a passion for media and information. In our state-of-the-art labs and centers, 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.
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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.
The capabilities of gaming technology today are astounding, and it is everywhere. It’s in our homes, cars and pockets, and it could be an answer to improving our health. Assistant Professors Bree Holtz and Taiwoo Park, along with outreach specialist Katharine Murray, conducted a systematic review on the potential for serious gaming to help promote the health of children living with chronic illness. The researchers’ findings were published in Games for Health and presented at the 2017 International Communications Association conference in San Diego, California.Read more
We offer a B.A. and M.A. degrees in Media and Information. We also participate in the jointly offered Ph.D. in Information and Media Studies and participate in several minors.
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.
Wei Peng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University. She is affiliated with the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) lab and the Health and Risk Communication Center.