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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Education Media Design + Technology

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Education Media Design + Technology Mission

The Education Media Design + Technology Master of Arts program aims to advance the creative educators of today into the instructive visionaries and educational designers of tomorrow. Students explore learning theories, curricular and instructional strategies, instructional media design, and the application of new and emerging technologies to engage today’s learners and to optimize learning effectiveness for their students.

Education Media Design + Technology Program Description

RMCAD’s Education Media Design + Technology graduate program provides advanced level study in specific disciplines related to education and pedagogy, technology, media, art, and design. The graduate program incorporates the values, approaches and methods supporting the college’s core mission to advance scholarship and creativity, and cultivate professionals for career advancement. Our graduate program emphasizes critical analysis, meaningful inquiry, social engagement, and creative problem-solving approaches for advanced careers in education and instructional design. Students graduate with the ability to define themselves as scholars and creatives within a global, interdisciplinary context. The graduate program is offered in the online format, in order to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.


While traditional educational approaches and instructional methods of lecture, demonstration, teaching by example, and presentation of studio techniques are used in RMCAD’s art and design programs, many of the underlying methodologies of experiential learning and scaffolding are incorporated into graduate education. RMCAD is responsive to the contemporary climate of the changing needs of today’s learner, regardless of discipline. Methods incorporate the newest processes and ideas to challenge students in an atmosphere that encourages experimentation and critical reflection. RMCAD’s graduate program encourages professional practice and engagement with academic communities. Graduate students are encouraged to seek professional publication of their work and course content utilizes academic literature in the relevant fields.


The Education Media Design + Technology Master of Arts degree sets out to revolutionize teaching and learning through the thoughtful design of instructional design media, leveraging emergent collaborative tools and strengthening professional communities of practice. Learners today demand engaging and relevant learning experiences and this program addresses the advanced topics that will inspire educators to re-imagine and invigorate their approach to teaching. The program curricula weave together a diverse, yet cohesive array of courses that explore social learning, branding for educators, digital storytelling, learning theories, instructional design, gaming strategies, presentation techniques, learner user experience, and ubiquitous learning. These areas of focus will coalesce into a personalized final portfolio and Action Research project.

Education Media Design + Technology Program Learning Outcomes

Education Media Design +Technology Program Learning Outcome Rubric  

The goal of the Education Media Design + Technology Master of Arts Degree is to inspire the future creative leaders in the world of learning. This program provides students with the focused knowledge and understanding of learning theories, curriculum development, media design elements and technology applications to equip the educators of tomorrow. Upon completion of the Education Media Design + Technology degree, students have the ability to conceptualize, analyze, design, develop, and evaluate educational content and instructional design technologies that adhere to best practices in teaching and learning.

  • Students will evaluate and create instructional media and technology to support teaching and learning.
  • Students will identify and critically examine educational technology trends for practical application.
  • Students will participate in and contribute to communities of practice and professional networks.
  • Students will analyze and evaluate effective teaching strategies in the design and development of curricula.
  • Students will incorporate and analyze higher order thinking skills in the design of assessments and evaluations.
  • Students will effectively communicate educational technology trends to stakeholders, grounding their findings in research.

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