ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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.
INTEGRATED INNOVATION INSTITUTE
(formerly Master of Product Development) was founded at our Pittsburgh campus in 2003 and is considered one of, if not the first interdisciplinary degree in product/service innovation in the world.
founded at our Silicon Valley campus in 2004, focuses on the management, innovation and entrepreneurship of software products and is one of the only programs to focus on innovation related to the continuum of the software field.
will be the Institute’s first bi-coastal program, combining technology academics and research in the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This new master's degree equips engineers with the tools and skills to bring high tech ideas to market.
PROGRAM IN INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION RESEARCH (PIER)
The PIER 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.)