The Master of Arts Program in Digital Media Design for Learning (DMDL) is a 36-credit program that prepares students to create, use, and evaluate media and technology for learning, from software and websites, to video and mobile phone applications. The DMDL studio-based curriculum is complemented by an excellent internship program with host sites in all areas of educational technology and media.
Unlike programs that are focused on the application of existing technologies to formal schooling (such as how to use powerpoint in teaching high school), our program is appropriate for people who wish to design the media and technology of the future for all kinds of learning environments, or who wish to conduct academic research on how people learn with technology.
Our alumni work in a variety of areas, from the ed tech and media industries, to the education sector, government and policy, and research and development. The program (previously called Educational Communications and Technology) has a rich history dating back more than 60 years.
By selecting electives from a specified list of courses, students may optionally concentrate in Games for Learning within the DMDL degree. The concentration is notated on the transcript, and does not lengthen the degree.
The complete program description and requirements may be found in the DMDL Guide for the Master of Arts and Advanced Certificate Programs.
Program Goals and Mission
The project-based curriculum of Digital Media Design Learning prepares students to design rich technology-based, multimedia learning environments and to understand and evaluate their use in wide-ranging educational settings. The program exposes students to the design of computer-based, multimedia simulations and games for learning, dramatic and documentary narratives, media that support advocacy and advance social justice, the educational potential of social media, and educational applications of media and technology for international development. The program employs media design principles and theoretical perspectives drawn from the cognitive sciences, the learning sciences, developmental models of learning, constructivist and constructionist philosophies of learning, and social learning theories.
All other correspondence regarding the program should be directed to:
Program in Digital Media Design for Learning
82 Washington Square East, 6th Floor
New York NY 10003
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