Established in 1993, the Master of Science in Digital Media, (DM), is the oldest humanities-based academic graduate program in digital design. Graduates work in digital design fields, from Atlanta to Bangkok.
Since its inception, the program has been a pace-setter for professional education in information design and raised the level of professional practice. The program at Georgia Tech offers arts and humanities based advanced study in digital media design and critique. It is aimed at providing a principle-based education that will guide its graduates over the course of their careers in a rapidly changing technical environment. 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.
Because of its technical and disciplinary diversity, the Digital Media program can offer students both the practical skills and the theoretical foundations they need to assume leadership roles as designers, producers, and critical analysts of digital media.
Prepares students for Ph.D. work in computer science or the humanities