Welcome to the Creative Media Industries Institute, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Georgia State University’s downtown campus that serves students, faculty, and industry professionals. CMII provides students access to emerging technology, combined with successful programs in gaming, film and television, and music to ensure that core arts and media training connects students to careers in the vibrant creative economy in Georgia.
CMII/GSU will be a very different campus this year. The unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 has caused us to pivot and rethink almost every aspect of our classes and operations at CMII. We’re always striving to create an environment where students can study and learn with our faculty and staff in as safe an environment as possible. One distinct change is the entire CMII/GSU community will be required to wear face-coverings (typically, masks) in our facility and abide by physical distancing guidelines.
CMII-coordinated degree programs in Game Design and Media Entrepreneurship now enroll more than 800 students. Student enterprises are now being incubated, media companies are partnering with us to develop creative ideas in residence, demand is growing for access to our core production studio, and a widening group of colleagues from the emerging technology sector are joining forces with us.
CMII/GSU classes are being offered in two modes: Hybrid/Blended or Online. Some CMII classes will be held in-person in modified classrooms with appropriate distancing and have an online element. Other classes will be offered online to accommodate our remote learners.
We remain cautiously optimistic as we move into this academic year. We know that the ever-changing pandemic may require us to alter our plans even as classes are underway. We ask for your patience and understanding as we are all experiencing a very challenging time in our history. We will get through this together as a community and come out the other end even stronger.