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Creative Technologies

Creative Technologies at Illinois State combines interdisciplinary arts innovation and integrated technology. It is your entryway to an exciting future in game design or multimedia.

Creative Technologies at a Glimpse

Here is what you can expect when you become a student in our department.

  • Prepare for High Demand Careers

    Game design is one of the fastest growing and profitable opportunities in the entertainment industry. With a focus on Interdisciplinary Technologies, you will be able to do a little bit of everything, a skill employers need and look for.

  • Variety

    Creative Technologies is interdisciplinary. This means you get to experience a variety of topics in art, music, theatre and technology.

  • A Strong Foundation

    There’s a lot to explore in the creative tech field. We help you navigate all the opportunities and start with the fundamentals. From there, you will be able to grow your skillset and focus on an area that inspires you.

  • Flexibility

    Shape your academic experience. Our flexible curriculum puts you in control of what you want to study.

  • Modern Experience

    Our faculty, curriculum, and technology are up-to-date and on par with current trends and developments.

Forge Your Future Path

Make your academic experience unique with a Creative Technologies program. Each path shapes you into a true digital artist.

Be Part of a Creative Community

Join others who share your passion for the arts and technology.

Student Life

Dive deeper into your interests while meeting new people and having fun. Our Creative Technologies organizations are open to all majors.

Learn more about our registered student organizations


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Play with gamers who share your interests.

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Faculty and Staff

Meet the talented professors, performers, and professionals with whom you will be working.

Meet our people

News and Events

See what is happening in Creative Technologies.

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A steady stream of visitors to the first-ever Games Showcase were invited to play more than 25 board, card, mobile, and video games all created by Illinois State students, many of whom are enrolled in Creative Technologies' game design sequence, while others are studying in programs such as information technology or are involved in gaming registered student organizations. 

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