Master of Entertainment Technology [with CFA and SCS]—M.E.T.
The two-year M.E.T. is jointly conferred by the College of Fine Arts and School of Computer Science. The concept behind both the Entertainment Technology Center and the M.E.T. is having technologists and fine artists work together on projects that produce artifacts intended to entertain, inform, inspire or otherwise affect an audience/guest/player/participant. We do not turn artists into technologists, or vice-versa. While some students will be able to achieve mastery in both areas, it is not our intent to have our students master “the other side.” Instead, we intend for a typical student in the program to enter with mastery or training in a specific area and spend his or her time at Carnegie Mellon learning the vocabulary, values and working patterns of the other culture.
The program is an interdisciplinary pre-doctoral training program funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, at Carnegie Mellon University aimed at preparing a new generation of researchers who will be: (a) grounded in cutting-edge theories and methodologies in cognitive and developmental psychology, statistics, human-computer interaction and instructional technology, (b) familiar with many of the fundamental problems facing education in America, and (c) committed to applying their skills and knowledge to solving those problems.
PIER is a certificate program for students already admitted to Ph.D. programs at Carnegie Mellon and provides up to 4 years of pre-doctoral support (in the form of stipend and tuition) to students who enter through the graduate admissions process in any of several participating departments at CMU, including Psychology, Statistics, Philosophy, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Computer Science, and Economics as well as disciplinary departments such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering, among others. (Although financial support is limited to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, other qualified students may participate in PIER if they have other sources of support, such as various departmental fellowships and assistantships.)
The Integrated Innovation Institute is a joint initiative of the College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Tepper School of Business. The Institute is built on primary disciplines in product and service innovation covering functional performance (engineering), human interface (design), and economic value (business). The Institute focuses on education and research in innovation methods and practice. It is unique among top educational institutions in that it unites the three disciplines to cross train students to become elite innovators, which enhances the effectiveness of thinking and generating results.
The Integrated Innovation Institute includes professional master degree programs, executive education, and applied research including industry consortia. The Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services (formerly Master of Product Development) focuses on product and service innovation and is located at the Pittsburgh campus and planned for Brooklyn, New York in 2016 as part of CMU's Integrated Media Program (CMU-IMP) at the Steiner Studios. The Master of Science in Software Management (SM) focuses on the management, innovation and entrepreneurship of software products and is located at our Silicon Valley campus.
To engage and stimulate executives, the Integrated Innovation Institute offers multiple Executive Education programs. The Institute also offers unique corporate innovation activities that pair industry teams with Institute faculty and students to explore new market exploration and product concept projects.
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