Student Career Paths

Grounded in Miami University’s tradition of liberal education, ETBD represents the liberal arts of the 21st century, providing a foundation in information and digital literacy, from multimedia authorship/critical theory to digital and social media marketing, from app development to code-based art, from game studies to user-experience design, and more. This grounding is then complemented with a focused area of depth in one of many areas of scholarly interest in IMS.

Thus, ETBD graduates are highly sought after by both employers and graduate schools. Graduates are currently employed by everything from innovative startups like Uber to established agencies like Rockfish to consumer product development like P&G. ETBD games students go on to work for Microsoft Studios, Nintendo, Oblong Industries, ZooGames/IndiePub and Zynga. Mid-career games alumni have experience at Rockstart Vancouver and Lucas Arts. 

Notable Miami alumni

  • founder of J!nx clothing, the sponsor of our annual Global Game Jam
  • director of the Games+Learning+Society, one of the top programs and conferences for games and learning in the world
  • one of the originators of Dungeons and Dragons
  • vice president of Amazon Games
  • senior vice president of Activision Blizzard
  • founder of 11:11 studios
  • CEO of choremonster

Areas of interest

Our students are uniquely suited for employment in a number of rapidly growing industries. Students in ETBD often pursue interests in areas including (but not limited to):

  • Interactive Web Design and Development
  • Mobile App Design and Development
  • Game Studies
  • Game Design
  • Game Development
  • Games and Learning
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Search
  • Web and Social Analytics
  • User Experience and Interaction Design (UX)
  • Interface Design
  • Code/Algorithmic Art
  • Interactive and Digital Art
  • Simple Robotics (Arduino)
  • Innovation, Startups, and Tech Entrepreneurship
  • 3D Design and Animation
  • Virtual Environments, Simulations, and Immersive Virtual Reality
  • Design Thinking
  • Music Technology
  • Critical Theory as Applied to Interactive Contexts
  • Interactive Communication and Authorship
  • Interactive Data Visualization

Current job opportunities for internships and positions for graduating seniors are available at Miami's Handshake as well as the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies LinkedIn Group.

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