Master of Arts in
Education Media Design + Technology

EMDT Program


You’re an educator. But the new demand for digital instruction can be a challenge for teachers and students. With a Master of Arts in Education Media Design and Technology (EMDT), you will be equipped with skills to engage with your students virtually, in a blended environment, and face to face using the latest technology. At Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, we’ll help you develop teaching strategies using enhanced media tools and technologies. Make the most of education and technology, no matter what you teach.

Program Highlights

Digital Storytelling

Learning Theories

Instructional Design

Augmented/Virtual Reality Techniques

Social Learning

Project Planning

Online MA Degree Requirements

3 Credits: Social Learning Spaces
3 Credits: Multiple Learning Theories
3 Credits: Presentation Design + Delivery
3 Credits: Education Design + Evaluation
3 Credits: Instructional Media Design
2 Credits: Portfolio Project Planning
3 Credits: UX for Educators
3 Credits: Digital Storytelling
3 Credits: Game Strategies + Motivation
3 Credits: Elective: Branding for Educators or Instructional Technology Practicum
3 Credits: Ubiquitous Learning
2 Credits: Portfolio Project Presentation

34 Total Credit Hours

RMCAD’s Online Education Media Design & Technology (EMDT) Master of Arts curriculum is designed to develop the instructional skills of today’s educators by enhancing learning techniques that engage students in an enriching way. You’ll emerge with an invigorated approach to teaching that will coalesce into the development of a personalized digital portfolio. 

Program curriculum includes fundamental courses that cover how to conceptualize, analyze, design, develop, and evaluate educational content and instructional design technologies. But you’ll also be learning creative problem-solving techniques and strategies for utilizing technology to support teaching and learning. Moreover, you’ll be doing it in a convenient virtual learning setting. Students can expect:

  • Dedicated online faculty with real-world experience
  • Consistent collaboration with online faculty and other students
  • Access to advanced technology

A RMCAD EMDT degree gives you more options to explore as an educator. Graduates can choose to pursue a variety of careers, such as:

  • Classroom Instructor
  • Instructional Designer
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Media Specialist
  • Technology Instructor
  • Assessment Designer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Designer of Training Materials

As a student in the Online EMDT Program, you’ll be designing technology enhanced teaching strategies, developing intriguing and effective instructional media tools, and analyzing educational and technological trends to incorporate into your digital portfolio and eventually to put into practice when you graduate.

EMDT Tuition Scholarship

In an effort to further drive educator’s careers while inspiring the next generation of K-12 students, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) is offering a scholarship tuition grant exclusively to those who work in education that enroll in the Online Education Media Design + Technology (EMDT) Master of Arts program.

The 50% tuition scholarship is available to future students of the EMDT program if they meet one of the following requirements upon admissions application:

  • An educator within any school district nationally
  • Associated (proof of employment) with any K-12 educational organization (district) nationally (non-educator)
  • Must provide proof ie: teachers licensure, pay stub, statement supporting their association with a K-12 educational organization for which they’re employed

Education Media Design + Technology 2020/21 Academic Year Tuition Rate:

50% Discounted Rate: $315.50

*This grant is not stackable with any other internal scholarship or institutional grant.

Get ready to feel the power of discovery with a Masters Degree in Education Media Design & Technology from RMCAD.

Instructional Technology SPECIALIST Endorsement

RMCAD’s Education Media Design + Technology Master of Arts Program offers an Instructional Technology Specialist Endorsement that is one of only four approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), so you can confidently highlight yourself as a skilled technology integration expert and pursue careers in technology leadership and coaching.

*To qualify for the Instructional Technology Specialist Endorsement, you must be certified with a Colorado teaching license and have been teaching for 3 years.


To teach the teacher requires educators with a passion for sharing knowledge and transforming lives through higher learning. You'll be learning from faculty with that same passion who also have a history of success working in the world of media design and technology.


Join us as we continue to learn new ways to teach and new ways to learn at our next event!

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