The Master of Science in Digital Media program at Georgia Tech (formerly known as Information Design and Technology) offers arts and humanities based advanced study in digital media design and critique. Its faculty includes leading theorists and practitioners who approach the design of digital artifacts as a defining creative and intellectual challenge of the 21st century, comparable in its cultural complexity and historical importance to the inventions of the book, the photograph and the moving image. The diverse student body brings a wide range of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds to a studio and seminar based curriculum which prepares them for leadership positions as designers, producers and critical analysts in a changing digital culture.
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3 REQUIRED CORE COURSES AND 2 REQUIRED PROJECT STUDIO COURSES TOTALING 15 HOURS
To graduate with the Master of Science in Digital Media, students must take a minimum of 36 credit hours while meeting the following requirements:
Fall semester of first year
LMC 6310 The Computer as an Expressive Medium (3 hours)
LMC 6399 Discovery and Invention in Digital Media (3 hours)
Spring Semester of first year
LMC 6313 Principles of Interactive Design (3 hours)
Fall and Spring, preferably first year
LMC 6650 Project Studio (3 hours; repeatable)
5 ADDITIONAL COURSES TOTALING 15 HOURS
Students may choose from elective courses in DM or related disciplines, such as Architecture, Industrial Design, Cognitive Science, Computing, Management or Policy Studies. If a student chooses to take more than three elective courses outside DM, they must get approval from the DM Director of Graduate Studies. Available courses may be found on the “Courses” page.
6 HOURS OF MASTERS PROJECT OR MASTERS THESIS
All students will take 6 credits of either project (LMC 6800) or thesis (LMC 7000) work.
8-10 week full-time non-credit internship between the first and second year
COURSE LOAD REQUIREMENTS
Although the Institute sets the minimum course load for part-time students at 3 hours per term, the Digital Media Program does not enroll part-time students. Students with GRAs, fellowships, tuition waivers or student visas, and students assigned to the Institute by the armed forces for the purpose of pursuing a degree, are required to be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours of letter grade or Pass/Fail credit per term.
Graduate Research Assistants (GRA’s) typically enroll in LMC 8998 for 3 hours of audit credit as a means to gain course credit for the GRA. One 3-hour course may be taken on an audit basis with permission of the Director of Graduate Studies, exclusive of any GRA course audit hours. Audit credit does not count toward the degree.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of the Georgia Institute of Technology.