Master of Science in Digital Media
Georgia Tech's MS in Digital Media (DM) is a graduate program of humanities-based professional education for the digital age. MS DM students follow a studio-based curriculum that places digital design within technical, cultural, aesthetic, and historical contexts. The program rests on the assumption that digital media belongs to a conceptual continuum whose legacy and future must be addressed in order to understand the digital artifact in its own right.
Georgia Tech's MS DM program is helping to establish the standard for professional education in digital media design and to raise the level of professional practice. It is aimed at providing a principled-based education that will guide its graduates over the course of their careers in a rapidly changing technical environment.
Because of its technical and disciplinary diversity, the MS DM program can offer students both the practical skills and the theoretical foundation they need to assume leadership roles as designers and of digital media. Graduates of the program pursue careers in entertainment, art, education, and commerce with a variety of national and international organizations. Some also go on to PhD work in computer science or the humanities.
The MS DM program accepts roughly twenty-five full-time students each fall term. MS DM students come from a range of educational backgrounds and have diverse intellectual and creative objectives. Most have work experience in a professional field. The program welcomes a socially diverse and international student body.
BS/MS Degree Program
Students who wish to pursue the BS/MS combination in STAC and DM must apply to the School after completing at least seventy-five hours of work toward the STAC Media Studies degree. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA.
Students admitted to the program will select the 4400 seminar option and also take a total of twelve hours of graduate coursework during their final undergraduate year. six hours of that work, in DM media courses, will replace the STAC free electives and will count for both undergraduate and graduate credit. During the summer term after their fourth year, students will participate in an approved internship program. During the fifth year, students will take a total of twenty-four hours, including either LCC 6800 (Project) or LCC 7000 (Thesis), and with no more than three courses taken outside the DM program.