Published: July 1, 2020

5 Years of CMCI, a collageCMCI was founded in 2015 at a moment of revolutionary change––change in the ways we communicate, the tools we use to do it and how we see ourselves as a society.

The first new college at CU Boulder in 53 years, our mission was to build an education and a community that could match the times we live in. In our first five years at CMCI, we’ve created a strong foundation of academic excellence, community engagement and public scholarship. 

Today, we continue to think, innovate and create through

  • Scholarship that matters in areas such as climate change, public health, representation and identity, dis- and misinformation, visual ethnography, and data ethics 
  • Expanded precollegiate opportunities that set students up for success and help create a more vibrant, equitable and inclusive college community
  • New academic degree programs that allow students to apply their skills in a broader range of industries, including data science, sports and documentary filmmaking

Today officially marks our five-year anniversary! And we couldn’t have done it without each of you. Because at the heart of CMCI is a sense of community––a vibrant group of scholars, educators and media makers learning and working together. 

As we reflect on all we’ve accomplished, here’s a snapshot of what’s next:

  • Launching an online master’s in corporate communication
  • Establishing a new media innovation laboratory
  • Exploring virtual frontiers through extended reality 

Here’s to our first #5YearsOfCMCI and to the next 95 to come.