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-coordinated degree programs in Game Design and Media Entrepreneurship (each only a year old) now enroll more than 400 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.
Thanks to a transformative gift from the Woodruff Foundation, CMII’s advanced content creation center had its grand opening in October 2017. Special events hosted at the Institute brought 7,500 guests to the new complex in its first five months of operation. We invite you to connect with us and the many programs, screenings, training workshops, and career programs we offer. These programs are open to the public and to any student, professor, or staff member at GSU, whether you are formally connected to CMII or not. I also encourage you to sign up for information updates – the request can be made on the main CMII.GSU.EDU webpage, and you’ll be in the loop.
Today, no better location exists than Atlanta for connecting to the film, postproduction, music, and game design industries. Georgia’s leadership has provided significant support that makes the state a competitive destination for major production, music, and the gaming industry. Atlanta’s leadership is committed to the aspiration that the city will play a growing role as a global digital content creation capital. And GSU has made strong investments so that student training can benefit from access to state-of-the-art technologies at CMII. We are here to connect GSU students to real world opportunities, to find or create new solutions for emerging technology companies, and to forge new paths with individuals and companies that aspire to change the media landscape.
Join us as we discover and explore new ways of storytelling!