First came the musi­cians; now, here come the writers, dancers, and actors. Sorry, tech types: The arts and human­i­ties keep crashing your inno­va­tion party.

In just the last two months, Berklee Col­lege of Music, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, and Emerson Col­lege all have unveiled ini­tia­tives that sound as if they belong in the com­puter sci­ence labs of Har­vard Uni­ver­sity or the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Technology.

In Berklee’s case, it was the opening of the Insti­tute for Cre­ative Entre­pre­neur­ship, designed in part to foster student-​​run star­tups that fuse music and technology.

The Emerson Accel­er­ator also sup­ports fledg­ling busi­nesses — pro­viding seed money, work­space, and men­tor­ship — and is open to under­grad­u­ates of all majors, including those studying film and musical theater.

Northeastern’s jour­nalism school is taking appli­ca­tions for a new grad­uate pro­gram in media inno­va­tion, where com­puter sci­ence and game design will be part of the curriculum.

Read the article at The Boston Globe →