The courses listed in this page give a general idea about the courses offered by the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Students must refer to OSCAR to learn about current course offerings for a specific semester. All courses are three credit hours, unless otherwise specified. You can view a full list of current and past here.


Core Courses

LMC 6310: The Computer as an Expressive Medium
Required course for all DM majors. Explores the development of the representational
power of the computer and the interplay between digital technology and culture.

LMC 6313: Principles of Interaction Design
Required course for all DM majors. Design principles for exploiting the affordances of
the digital medium, including large information spaces and procedural environments.

LMC 6399: Discovery & Invention
Required course for all DM majors. The purpose of this course is to give students a suite
of methods they can use in professional settings to discover opportunities for inventive
new computational products and services. It complements the design and production
skills developed in 6310 and 6313 with applied research skills.


Project Studios

Previously Offered:

Spring ’22

  • Yanni Loukissas Data Physicalization
  • Michael Nitsche – Digital Craft 
  • Anne Sullivan – Gameful and Playful Interactive and Educational Experiences (in collaboration with Zoo Atlanta)

Fall ’21 

  • Noura Howell – Critical Making with Emotion ML 
  • Nassim JafariNaimi (Parvin) Social Justice and Design 
  • Brian Magerko – Expressive AI 

Spring ’21 

  • Michael Nitsche– Materials and Relating 
  • Brian Magerko- Expressive AI 
  • Janet Murray- Computational Technologies for Storytelling

Fall ’20 

  • Anne Sullivan – Craftivism 
  • Brian Magerko – Designing for Social Distance in Digital Media
  • Nassim JafariNaimi (Parvin) – Social Justice and Design

Spring ’20 

  • Carl DiSalvo – Computing and the Anthropocene
  • Gregory Zinman – Public Art
  • Janet Murray – Civil Rights Confrontation in AR/VR

Fall ’19 

  • Nassim JafariNaimi (Parvin) – Social Justice and Design 
  • Michael Nitsche – Digital Craft 
  • Yanni Loukissas – Map Spots

Spring ’19 

  • Brian Magerko – Digital Expression   
  • Chris Le Dantec – Civic Data, Public Data Interfaces
  • Janet Murray – AR/VR for Human Rights
  • Nassim JafariNaimi (Parvin) – STS Studio


LMC 6650: Expressive Machinery Lab
LMC 6650: Speculative Civics
LMC 6650: Data Documentaries
LMC 6650: Seeing Like A Bike
LMC 6650: Social Justice and Ethical Imagination in Design

LMC 6650: Prototyping eNarrative (PeN) Lab
The fundamental question this Project Studio addresses is how computational technologies can allow us to create, experience, and share more complex and expressive forms of storytelling.  Students investigate the design space at the intersection of computation, interactivity, and storytelling by building and testing prototypes that may run on existing technologies, from laptops and iPads to newly released AR and VR headsets and hand controllers, or they may involve experimental software and/or hardware environments of our own creation.  Projects often involve user surveys and formal user testing, and they build on one another from semester to semester, with a clear demo-able deliverable at the end of each semester from each 3 or 4 member team. Recent projects have focused on augmented reality and room-scale virtual reality, as well as gesture-based interactions.  The PeN Lab is the successor the eTV Lab.


Elective Courses

LMC 6311: Visual Culture and Design
Explores visual media through a mutually instructive and integrated interplay between
critical analyses and the creation of digital artifacts.

LMC 6315: Project Production
Focuses on defining user and client needs, analysis of competing products, budgeting,
scheduling and management of the production process, and the design of the testing

LMC 6316: Historical Approaches to Digital Media
Explores the place of digital media in the context of earlier media, including various
forms of writing as well as the visual media.

LMC 6317: Interactive Fiction
Students create interactive fictions in a variety of formats, including intersecting story worlds, interactive characters, simulations, and replay worlds. Models include films, print stories, hypertexts, online virtual worlds, and electronic games.

LMC 6318: Experimental Media
Familiarizes students with several areas of emerging technologies by critically examining
texts and artifacts within the context of their technical, historical, and cultural antecedents, with a focus on how technologies and culture mutually influence one another.

LMC 6319: Intellectual Property Policy and Law
Students examine constitutionally informed policy and pragmatic legal issues in
intellectual property law, focusing on the effects of power structures and information

LMC 6213: Educational Applications of New Media
Investigates the educational theory and pedagogical uses of new media applications.

LMC 6215: Issues in Media Studies
Topics may include new media formations, technology and performance, the history of
television, audience studies.

LMC 6320: Globalization and New Media
Historical and theoretical overview of the connections between modes of global
integration and modes of representing information, and the application of these insights
to globally conceived information design projects.

LMC 6321: Architecture of Responsive Spaces
Students explore the architecture of hybrid computational and physical spaces, how we

can build habitation configured of physical matter and responsive computational media.

LMC 6340 – Reality Experience Design
This course introduces students to the design of digital experienced for education and

entertainment using Augmented Reality, Tangible Computing, or other forms of Mixed Reality.

Additional Courses

LMC 6800: Master’s Project (6 credits)
LMC 7000: Master’s Thesis (6 credits)
LMC 7999: Preparation for Ph.D. Qualifying Exam
LMC 8803: Special Topics in Digital Media
LMC 8813: Advanced Issues in Interactive Narrative
LMC 8823: Special Topics in Game Design and Analysis
LMC 8831: Special Topics in Technologies of Representation
LMC 8997: Graduate Teaching Assistantship
LMC 8998: Graduate Research Assistantship
LMC 9000: Doctoral Thesis (6 credits)