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.