Admission

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To enroll in

  • the ETBD major or minor,
  • the Games + Simulation major or minor, or
  • the Digital Marketing minor

requires an application separate from the application to Miami University, see below for details.

There is one exception: a high school student admitted to Miami University may declare the ETBD major without a separate application.  (A minor can be declared only after the start of classes.)

Information and links to the ETBD. Games, and Digital Marketing applications can be found below.

For current Miami University students, application decisions will be communicated within 30 days.

For high school students admitted to Miami, application decisions will be communicated 2 weeks prior to the Miami admission confirmation dates.

 

ETBD Major and Minor

Incoming Students

A high school student admitted to Miami University does not need to complete a separate application for ETBD. However, a student must declare the ETBD major formally to add classes or meet with an ETBD advisor.  Students transferring to Miami from other collegiate programs must complete the separate ETBD application.

A new student can declare a minor only after the start of classes.

Current Miami Students

A current Miami student may apply to the ETBD major or minor if they hold a GPA of 3.0 or better.  (There is no GPA requirement for a student in their first semester, since no GPA has been established.)

To apply to the ETBD major

  1. Create a website. It should convey

    • Who you are
    • Why you want to enroll
    • What interests you most about Digital and Emerging Technology

    The scope and technical aspects of the website do not matter; it just needs to speak to these three issues.  There are many ways to accomplish this.  The site can be a single page.  However, material must not be plagiarized from elsewhere.

    Submit the URL in the second part of this application, below.  The admissions committee cannot consider an application unless without access to your website via the URL.

  2. Complete the application form through the link below.

To apply to the ETBD minor.

Complete the application form through the link below.  Application to the minor does not require creation of a website.

Apply to Emerging Technology in Business and Design programs

 

Games + Simulation Major and Minor

Space in the program is limited, so admission is competitive.  Acceptance is based on a number of criteria beyond GPA. 

  • A student applying to the Games + Simulation major or minor must submit the Games + Simulation application form (click the link below).
  • A student applying to Miami University intending to major in Games + Simulation should designate Games + Simulation as the major in their University application materials.  A minor is declared only after a student is admitted to the University and enrolls for classes.
  • A current Miami student may apply to the major or minor in Games + Simulation if they hold a GPA of 3.0 or better.  (There is no GPA requirement for a student in their first semester, since no GPA has been established.)

Games + Simulation Major with a Focus on Game Art

A student intending to pursue the Game Art Focus of the Games + Simulation major should submit 9 to 12 examples of original pieces.  These can be attached to the Games + Simulation application after selecting the Focus on Game Art at the bottom.

A student applying to the games minor does not need to submit art.

Apply to the Games + Simulation Major or Minor

 

Digital Marketing Minor

A student applying to the Digital Marketing Minor must submit an application.  Admission to the minor is competitive.

Apply to the Digital Marketing Minor