Let’s create the future.
The best EMDA candidates are those who wish to work in multifaceted realms of industry. EMDA majors will learn a variety of skillsets required within a variety of workplaces. If you have a creative spark, technical inclination, or even just plain curiosity, you’re home at EMDA.
Design and develop innovative, real-world projects in a professional studio environment. EMDA students engage in interdisciplinary studio activity and research while learning a range of contemporary technical skills to create the future of digital media. Whether creating and coding your own virtual reality world, developing and fabricating a working 3D product prototype, designing a brand for a startup company, drawing and animating an online comic book, or producing an award-winning video, EMDA provides the tools to help you succeed.
The EMDA Capstone is an opportunity for students to create a bridge to the work they plan to do after they graduate. The Capstone class provides a workshop environment for students to complete a serious piece of work, polish their portfolios, research contemporary best practices, explore opportunities after graduation, and formally present their work to others.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an EMDA degree:
- Advertising and Promotions Manager
- Art Director
- Commercial Industrial Designer
- Computer and Information Research Scientist
- Computer Programmer
- Desktop Publisher
- Film and Video Editor
- Cinematographer and Videographer
- Fine Artist: Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator
- Graphic Designer
- Multi-Media Artist
- Search Marketing Strategist
- Software/Application Developer
- Video Game Designer
- Character Designer
- Concept Artist
- Web Administrator
- Web Developer
$32,040 – $106,860
*Based on National Average
SOU EMDA Alumni
Hanna Knudsen - 2017
Hanna Knudsen is currently a Production Manager for Noctem Films and Cora B Productions, two local indie films.
Moriah Sukraw - 2017
Moriah currently works as a Web Developer and Designer at Southern Oregon University in their Marketing and Communications Department.