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Opening Minds

Animation students learn a lesson in collaboration.

On Location

Follow the progress of our first professionally produced commercial film.

Interactive television, intermedia arts, digital fabrication and simulation, digital entertainment and forensics, virtual worlds in Second Life--it’s no secret that the future of technology, information, and communication is being written at Ball State. Open your mind and imagine where our immersive learning experiences and award-winning digital education initiatives could take you.



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Ball State’s Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts (IDIA) is duplicating its real-world success in Second Life with an award-winning digital cinematography program called The Aesthetic Camera. Plus, IDIA partnered with the Center for Middletown Studies in the Virtual Middletown Project, a re-creation the early 20th-century Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Co. 

Related: Emerging media initiatives earn national honors


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Interactive Tube
Move over, television. A new, interactive media is just a few short years away from becoming the communications industry standard, and Ball State is playing a part through an ongoing immersive learning project for journalism, computer science, and telecommunications students.


Digital Savvy
Other digital media innovations at Ball State include one of the world's largest and most sophisticated virtual production studios and the A. Umit Taftali Center for Capital Markets and Investing, which simulates a real-world financial environment.

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Digital Dave
In our technologically advanced David Letterman Communication and Media Building, students are producing innovative content for emerging media using the same equipment found in top production houses and film studios in Hollywood, New York, and London.