The Georgia Tech Digital Media graduate programs provide both the theoretical and the practical foundation for careers in digital media, design, research, and development. The advent of a new medium of human communication and representation is a significant event in human social and cultural history, and introduces the possibility of new genres of artistic expression as well as new forms of information and knowledge transmission. The study of these new forms, from the point of view of the creators and the analysts, is an emerging field, one that requires a convergence of the methodologies of several traditional disciplines, and one that is also defining its own methodologies of research and practice.
Areas of Focus
Examines the ways in which digital media technologies fit into the fabric of culture and civic life. Areas of focus include: information visualization, urban informatics, digital activism, and the investigation of digital media use to support local needs.
Knowledge and Creativity
Investigates the role of digital media technologies in creative practices, learning, and the production of knowledge. Areas of focus include: creativity support tools, informational visualization, games for learning, new models of media-based learning, and computational tools for scientific discovery.
Arts and Entertainment
Explores how digital media technologies can enhance, expand, and reconfigure arts and entertainment. Areas of focus include: digital performance, games, narrative, and information visualization.