Grounded in Miami University’s tradition of liberal education, ETBD represents the liberal arts of the 21st century, providing a foundation in information and digital literacy, from multimedia authorship/critical theory to digital and social media marketing, from app development to code-based art, from game studies to user-experience design, and more. This grounding is then complemented with a focused area of depth in one of many areas of scholarly interest in IMS.
Thus, ETBD graduates are highly sought after by both employers and graduate schools. Graduates are currently employed by everything from innovative startups like Uber to established agencies like Rockfish to consumer product development like P&G. ETBD games students go on to work for Microsoft Studios, Nintendo, Oblong Industries, ZooGames/IndiePub and Zynga. Mid-career games alumni have experience at Rockstart Vancouver and Lucas Arts.