All application materials for the Digital Media M.S. Program (formerly known as the Information Design & Technology Program) must be received by January 10th, 2020 for Fall 2020 admissions.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications must be submitted online at In addition, you must provide a writing sample and a URL for web-based work samples in your online application.

Admission Information Session


• Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores (Code 5248)
• TOEFL score for non-native English speakers (Code 5248)
• Completed on-line Georgia Tech Graduate Application Form
• Georgia Tech Application Fee (Domestic Students): $75.00
• Georgia Tech Application Fee (International Students): $85.00
• Certified undergraduate transcript (also graduate transcripts, if applicable)
• Three letters of recommendation
• Statement of purpose explaining the role of the DM program in the applicant’s creative, intellectual, and professional development
• Writing sample and/or Online portfolio submitted through the application

Writing Sample Guidelines

The writing sample should be a scholarly article or paper that effectively showcases your ability to craft and carry out an argument, to write clearly and critically, and to engage with key texts about the theory and practice of media in general and digital media in particular. A single-authored sample is preferred, but if you submit a co-authored paper, please indicate what aspects of its preparation you contributed specifically.


The work sample should be a sample of your own work that demonstrates your potential as a practitioner and analyst of digital media. Provide 1-3 concrete examples of a computational artifact that demonstrates your creative and technical abilities in expressive computing. Choose work that supports your research trajectory as described in the Statement of Purpose. A URL pointer to work on the Internet is required.


All prospective students applying to the Digital Media Program must submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. All scores must be submitted to the following educational codes. If you are submitting your scores via the wizard at the conclusion of the computer-based test, submit it to “Communications / Communications-Other” under Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech Institution Code #5248

Score reports for computer-based tests are released to the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions office and the School of LMC approximately 6 weeks after the test date, and must include the correct LMC department code for delivery to DM admissions. Scores must be sent from ETS directly to DM admissions for scores to be considered valid.

If you did not enter the above codes at the conclusion of the computer-based test, please contact the ETS promptly to ensure the scores are sent to the correct school and department. If they are unable to be sent in the next electronic batch, please arrange for them to be mailed for receipt by February 1 to the following address:

Director of Graduate Studies
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology 
Digital Media – TSRB
85 Fifth Street
Atlanta, GA 30308



If you have questions, please contact:
Michael Terrell
Associate Director of Graduate Studies, LMC