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Information Design & Technology

Information Design & Technology

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The IDT program is only available online.

The Master of Science in Information Design and Technology [IDT] offers an interdisciplinary examination of the role of new and emerging media within contemporary culture and communication, while allowing students to develop a specific area of research to suit their unique academic and professional goals.

Through theory, practice, and individual research students examine the complex relationship between diverse types of information and the technologies that are used to work with and communicate that information. Offering historical perspective alongside technical instruction, the IDT program places particular emphasis on the social impact and potential of new communication technologies.

The skills and knowledge taught in the IDT program are interdisciplinary and can be adapted to many fields and careers.  The following are examples of the types of work graduates of the IDT program can do:

  • Instructional Media/Educational Technology
  • Web Development & Design
  • Professional Communication
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Teaching*/Training using Information Technology
  • Information Designerfor a wide variety of fields
  • Internet Researcher
  • Web Archivist
  • Digital Strategist
  • Public Relations
  • College Admissions
  • Digital Exhibitions and Publications
  • Information Help Desk
  • Blog/Wiki Specialist

*K-12 teachers with provisional certification as technology and educational technology specialists have used the degree for permanent certification, although those working in this area should check with NYSED and their local BOCES Regional Certification Office for current certification requirements.

The program encourages current professionals seeking educational advancement to come together, work collaboratively, and participate in the continuing growth of new information and communication practices. 

Kathryn Stam, PhD
Program Director


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