Here at Georgia Tech, we bring in students from the myriad disciplines involved in digital media making—design, visual arts, craft, narrative, game design, physical construction, computing—and teach them how to make with meaning.

The Georgia Tech Digital Media graduate program provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students to apply their individual skills in multidisciplinary projects that give them a voice—or enable others to have one—through digital media. We recognize that 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, civic engagement, and human experience. 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.

We make and learn more about the world–and how we’ve influenced it–through the digital artifacts we design, build, and study.

The Digital media Graduate program focuses on making with meaning through the lenses of civic media and digital expression:

Civic Media

We explore how to empower communities, represent cultural viewpoints and experiences, and understand how digital media technologies fit into the fabric of culture and civic life. Areas of focus include: smart cities, information visualization, urban informatics, broadening participation in STEM, digital activism, and the investigation of digital media use to support local needs.

Digital Expression

We design and develop new technological experiences for human expression, reflection, learning, and joy.  Areas of focus include: computational creativity, STEAM education, digital craft and puppetry, performance technology, interactive narrative, augmented & virtual reality, experimental media and interfaces.