The Student Experience in Information Technology
Information Technology Students at Mizzou have the unique opportunity tomany hands-on courses which utilize state-of-the-art media equipment, software, and computer labs. In addition, the program offers a spectrum of college collaborations, including a fast-track IT-MBA program with the Business School, a co-sponsored annual Reynolds Journalism Institute Student competition, and a joint student event “Game Jam” with the College of Education. The program also has rich online courses, spanning programming languages, media production, digital effects, mobile application development, computer systems administration, big data infrastructures, digital multimedia, etc.
Information Technology students have the opportunity to work on projects based in reality, using industry-standard software tools and state of the art hardware. For example, audio-video students are challenged to film, edit and compose a video documenting MU’s annual Engineers’ Week celebration, working on a professional timeline requiring filming by day and editing each evening to deliver a final, professional-quality video to the dean at the end of the week. IT students collaborate with students from other disciplines to create software applications, produce videos and films and use technology to solve a wide range of complex information technology, systems integration, social network and societal problems.