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Identifying new pathways of learning that yield skills to meet emerging workplace needs

The College of Innovation and Design (CID) is about nurturing new ideas – born out of the best faculty, student, and community input to ensure the growth and value of a Boise State education.

From new cross-disciplinary majors to new courses designed to build skills employers demand to re-imagining the future of a university, CID is looking to incubate the most innovative and exciting ideas facing Boise State and higher education today.

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New Courses!

We are excited to announce a number of new offerings for Spring 2017! The College of Innovation + Design is open to all students, all majors, and all interests. Explore our opportunities and register for one (or more) that inspires you today.

  • Design Ethnography Certificate
  • LEAD Digital Certificate
  • Infographics Using Excel
  • Professional Skills: Real-World Experience
  • Revature
  • Startup Launch: From Zero to Revenue
  • Women Leaders in Business
  • Immersive Virtual Reality

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HBX CORe Immersion at Boise State

  • Earn a Credential of Readiness issued by HBX and Harvard Business School
  • Taught online by world class HBS faculty with an in person class led by best-in-class Boise State University instructors
  • Course focuses on developing basic fluency in analytics, economics, and financial accounting
  • Build a foundational set of skills that can help you get ahead

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Design Ethnography Launching Spring 2017

Design Ethnography is an emerging career path that applies anthropology/ethnography research techniques to product design, consumer insights and organizational innovation. Students will learn directly from industry experts and master research fundamentals to apply to a final capstone project.

  • Open to all Majors
  • 9 credit online certificate
  • Taught by industry experts
  • In-demand job opportunities

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Gaming, Interactive Media, & Mobile Technology

  • Become a Mobile App Developer, Video Game Designer or Web Developer.
  • Learn how to 3D print.
  • Huge job growth predicted from 2010-2020.
  • Enroll in our courses and start build something cool!

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We are innovating...
Across the University
Rethinking Learning

CID is fundamentally rethinking the way we approach teaching, learning and research.

The Future University
Forging New Trails

CID is innovating new models, methods, and approaches to how students get the most value from higher education and ensuring universities like Boise State stay relevant into the future.

Within the community
Helping Our Community

CID is reimagining new ways public universities can bring value to the workplace and connect to the community in which we serve.

Across the University
Rethinking Learning

CID is fundamentally rethinking the way we approach teaching, learning and research.

The Future University
Forging New Trails

CID is innovating new models, methods, and approaches to how students get the most value from higher education and ensuring universities like Boise State stay relevant into the future.

Within the community
Helping Our Community

CID is reimagining new ways public universities can bring value to the workplace and connect to the community in which we serve.

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