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Media is changing, and changing ever more quickly. Creators must be flexible and agile to stay at the leading edge of innovation. Media is what binds peoples, and its impact guides creative production.
Forces big and small will use the leverage of technology to shape the world as it emerges beyond the limits of tradition. Digital technology accelerates the change. Creative work assures humanity in the results.
If this describes your passions, then a Master's degree in Emergent Media from Champlain is for you. You'll harness the newest technology, get ahead of the latest trends and learn how to manifest your vision and shape the future while learning practical applications of technique and craft. There has never been a better time to be an inspired creator.
Champlain College offers two different paths to a Master's degree in Emergent Media, both are full-time, on-campus programs. The Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in Emergent Media, a terminal degree, is a two-year program. The Master's of Science (MS) in Emergent Media can be completed in two semesters (Fall and Spring) full-time (five courses each semester). The side-by-side table at the bottom of this page gives you an easy way to compare the structural basics of the two programs.
In this one-year, Masters of Science degree program — the first year of the MFA program — you'll acquire the skills and reflective leadership required to excel in careers producing and managing the collaborative processes of the next generation of media content. Offered at our Burlington, Vermont campus, the MS in Emergent Media program embodies the essence of the global student.
In this two-year Master of Fine Arts degree program on our campus in Burlington, Vermont, you'll unleash your vision through a process of creating interactive, social, and immersive media forms—crafting user experiences with the potential to transform lives. There has never been a better time to be an inspired creator.
|MFA in Emergent Media||MS in Emergent Media|
|Focus||Creating interactive and social media forms and immersive user experiences||Producing and managing the collaborative process of next-gen media content|
|Start Terms||Fall / Spring||Fall / Spring|
|Cost per Credit||$1,085||$1,085|
|Completion Time||2 years||1 year|
|# of Semesters||5||3|
Note: This chart reflects a completion time based on a full-time course load, but you have the flexibility to vary the pace and order you take classes. Additionally, you have the option to enroll part-time and may begin in Spring or Fall.
Vermont and Champlain College have long fostered an entrepreneurial culture—a characteristic that is integral to this field. Burlington's educational resources provide the youthful and intellectual energy that makes it a vibrant, thriving "idea" community. A distributed workforce connects globally from and to Burlington, forming a hub for creative energy which is palpable on our campus. You'll learn firsthand how to be successful at the individual and group dynamics underlying today's collaborative and often remote work settings.