A University of Colorado committee tasked with looking into the future of the Boulder campus' journalism and information programs has proposed the creation of a new College of Media, Design and the Arts.
CU Provost Russell Moore today accepted the report by the Information, Communication, Journalism, Media and Techonolgy (ICJMT) Steering Committee.
In the report, the committee recommends a new college that would house programs ranging from journalism and mass communication, communication, social media and film studies to music, theater and dance, art, art history, and experimental digital arts and technology.
“The journalism faculty have already made significant strides with the implementation of ‘Journalism PLUS,'" Moore said in a statement. "This college could create a rich technological and media environment in which our students could be exposed to the cutting edge of journalistic practice. And it would offer the kind of connection between professional training and broad education we have espoused.”