The New Media Institute

The New Media Institute (NMI) is an interdisciplinary academic unit dedicated to exploring the critical, commercial, and creative dimensions of emerging technologies. The NMI is committed to the teaching and training of new and emerging media professionals and to providing students with technical skills and knowledge. Curriculum focuses on critical investigations into the constantly changing technology and media landscape and the development of skills to design and build interactive digital products. As a key partner of the Innovation District, the New Media Institute connects our students with industry and university needs to provide interactive digital solutions to real-world problems and organizational objectives.

New Media Certificate

The NMI houses the University of Georgia's largest certificate program. The New Media Certificate (NMC) supplements any undergraduate or graduate degree and is a credential that demonstrates a student is technowledgeable: the understanding of new media technologies and their application in a chosen field. Certificate students have access to hands-on classroom environments, innovative technologies, and networking opportunities that lead to J-O-B-S.

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Emerging Media Masters

The Emerging Media Masters (EM) focuses on the intersection of technology and design, allowing individuals to explore the various facets, roles, and applications of emerging media across an array of disciplines and careers. Designed to accommodate students and professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries, this program is intended for individuals who wish to further personal career goals and those of their employers through the leveraging of emerging media and innovative technologies.

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SLAM is an end-of-semester showcase that celebrates student projects and certificate recipients. This celebration is an incredible opportunity for students to demonstrate how “technowledgeable” they have become during their NMI journey and to show off a semester of hard work. A host of industry guests and NMI alumni from near and far attend for a day of showcasing, networking, reminiscing, and interviewing job-seeking certificate students.

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Every year, a carefully selected group of UGA faculty, staff, alumni, and students gather together at TEDxUGA to share their ideas worth spreading. These ideas inspire curiosity attracting audience members from all over to connect and share in this collective experience. Every year this connectivity fosters an atmosphere of creativity and inspiration that can only be truly experienced first hand. With the help of campus and community partners, this annual event brings together UGA’s leading thinkers and doers to share their passions, stories, inspirations, and ideas.

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Get Involved

The NMI has always been dedicated to making things work, and with your support, we can make things work better. If you’re interested in getting involved with the Institute, there are many opportunities to contribute. Support the NMI with your time by sharing your industry insights with our Digital Brown Bag class, experiencing our end-of-semester SLAM, or guiding NMI efforts as a member of the advisory council. Team up with us by partnering on a capstone project or class initiative. Finally, to ensure NMI students are truly technowledgeable, we must provide access to the latest gadgets, and you can help us! All donations go toward supporting the next generation of new media leaders by providing essential technology.

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