Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC-Global) is a unique program that brings together students from a variety of academic backgrounds. Our graduates are among the most highly sought-after professionals in the interactive media industry. Our mission is to foster leadership in education and research that combines technology and fine arts to create new processes, tools, and vision for storytelling and entertainment. The ETC at Carnegie Mellon University offers a two-year Masters of Entertainment Technology degree, inviting students from backgrounds in either technology or art (or neither at all) to learn about the intersection of fine art and technology in their capacities to entertain, inform, inspire or otherwise affect an audience, guest, player or participant.
Carnegie Mellon is rare among universities in being able to offer this kind of degree, as there are both top-quality fine arts programs as well as premiere programs in technologies such as computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and robotics. This allows the entire university to serve as a global resource for ETC students, going even further with entrepreneurial initiatives that aim at connecting students with the Donald. H. Jones Entrepreneurial Center within the Tepper School of Business, where ETC students may take classes in how to establish their own entertainment technology company.