About the Lab

About the Lab

The Media and Emerging Technology Lab (METL) was founded in 2017, by the School of Filmmaking at UNCSA. It serves as a catalyst in the School of Filmmaking to envision and enact discourse between art education and community connectivity. METL projects explore the intersection of art and commerce in the paradigm-shifting space of inter-active storytelling.



School of Filmmaking

Ranked among the best programs in the world, UNCSA’s School of Filmmaking is one of the most hands-on, real world film programs anywhere. Beginning day one, students start working on film productions, gaining exposure to every facet of the discipline.  Faculty members boast extensive industry experience and notable alumni have graduated in every major—including Jeff Nichols, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green and Vera Herbert.

Contact Us

Media + Emerging Technology Lab, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Ryan Schmaltz, Director

University Collaborations

UNC Chapel Hill
NC State
Wake Forest