Published: Jan. 27, 2021


Kevin Sweet, (PhD candidate in ETMAP) and Sarah McCormick (MArt'20) co-authored and were awarded a $850,000 state grant with History Colorado and Kimba Rael of Centennial School District R-1 in San Luis, Colorado, to integrate local history and media practices into the curriculum and to develop a media 'innovation lab' for the students. This award represents a critical pedagogical intervention that places local students, teachers and communities at the center of curriculum development, using media as a catalyst for change.

New Faculty

The Department of Critical Media Practices is proud to welcome four new faculty members to our ranks. Thank you to CMCI Dean Lori Bergen, the staff in the CMCI Dean's Office, and the Search Committees and Promotion and Tenure committees who worked to make these hires possible. We are especially grateful to cognate faculty in Communication, Information Science, Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts, Theater and Dance, ATLAS, and Art and Art History who supported us in promoting these hires.

Program News

PhD in Emerging Technology and Media Art Practice (ETMAP) is now STEM designated!

The PhD in Emerging Technologies and Media Art Practice in the Department of Critical Media Practices is now a STEM designated degree. The designation, which is conferred upon eligible degree programs that include science, technology, engineering and mathematics training, allows international students who graduate from the program to qualify for STEM OPT and remain in the U.S. for an additional 24 months, beyond the regular 12-month option. This is a wonderful opportunity for current and prospective international students and we are proud to be able to support them in this way. Thanks to the team who worked on this effort, including Associate Professor Tara Knight, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies Chris Hammons and ETMAP PhD candidate Toma Peiu.