"There comes a time or a moment when you know in which direction you’re going to go. I know it happened to me when I was quite young." - Johnny Carson ‘49

Dream bigger.

This simple mantra—inspired by the scientific measurement unit used to reflect a dramatic shift in power—captures the entire mission of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. We exist to inspire our students to dream bigger. We teach them how to boldly leverage new and emerging technologies. We push them to pursue audacious new career pathways and to tackle global-scale problems. We ignite their curiosity and help them learn how to master the universal art of storytelling. Our students will help design and create new jobs and industries of the future because we will nurture, support, educate and equip them to realize their most aspirational dreams. Born out of a groundbreaking $57 million partnership between the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the Johnny Carson Foundation, and numerous private industry partners, the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will become a global destination for students and faculty who reside in the future and who share our ambitious ideas, plans and goals.

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