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LSU Digital Media Arts & Engineering
Bring your ideas to life developing games, visual effects and animations. Get access to professional tools such as Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Oculus Rift, Red Scarlet 4K camera and much more.
Work in teams with students from different colleges to build real world projects with larger groups. Build relevant projects to help you with your professional portfolio.
Professional training for careers in UX Design, Video Game Design, Video Game Software Engineering, Web Development, Interactive Sound Design, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Digital Illustration, Visual Effects Artists and many more…
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016Blade Runner (the Director's Cut) - DMAE Film Series
7pm LSU Digital Media CenterEvent Website
Thursday, October 20, 2016Nola Game Developers Meetup - Every Third Thursday
6pm Capdeville, New Orleans, LAEvent Website
Aug 29th, 2016
New Lab Equipment
We have purchased 4 new multi-touch Cintiq 22 HD Touch displays that work with pen and touch for advanced projects. These are all installed in the lab and available for use. We also have purchased a HTC Vive and 2 new Oculus Rift 3-D stereoscopic glasses. I can’t wait to see what our class does with this equipment this semester. Come to the lab and check us out!
Aug 4th, 2016
Introduction to Video Game Creation Summer Camp
Hi, Ken here. This Summer I had new teaching experiences: I taught two Summer Camps to High Schoolers. The first was on Maya, the 3D modeling and animation software that I’ve used for twenty years or so now. I’ve used it mostly for doing visual effects for movies, but lately we here in the DMAE program have been using it to create content for video games that we author with Unity.
I was really stoked to see how eager the high school students were to navigate Maya’s complex interface and workflow. A...
Jul 31st, 2016
Art 4020 | Video Game Prototyping
In Fall 2016 we are offering Art 4240 Video Game Prototyping for those interested in developing light weight video game prototypes. Learn industry tips and techniques in creating compelling and original video game sketches.
Great video games usually start with a series of very simple prototypes. Maybe it is a new art and animation technique, maybe it is a new AI system or maybe it is a new core game mechanic. Since games are poorly described by words alone, prototypes act as powerful examples of expressing an interactive idea. As a team leader...
Faculty & Staff
Jesse Allison, is an innovator in sonic art technology, thought, and practice. His work centers around the idea that computer interactivity, used wisely, can produce new and engaging forms of art. He is the coordinator of the LSU Experimental Music & Digital Media program in the School of Music and chaired...More
Marc Aubanel, Director of DMAE, is a 15 year veteran of video game development and has worked on multiple titles such as FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed Underground and Marvel Nemesis.
Robert Kooima, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Louisiana State University and a member of the faculty of theCenter for Computation & Technology. He studies real-time 3D computer graphics, interactive display technology, digital imaging, and image processing.
Xin Liis an associate professor in School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, LSU. He leads the Geometric and Visual Computing (GVC) lab. His research focus is on geometric and visual data processing, analysis, and understanding, and their applications in computer graphics, computer vision, robotics, medical imaging, etc. For more information,...More
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Gabriele Piccoli, is the Edward G. Schlieder Chair of Information Sciences and a member of the Cultural Computing group at the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University (USA). He has held tenured academic positions at Cornell University (USA), the Grenoble Ecole de Management (France) and the University of...More
Lance Porterdirects the Social Media Analysis and Creation (SMAC) Lab in the Manship School of Mass Communication. He has focused on digital media since 1995, when he built his first commercial Web site. Before coming to LSU, Porter spent four years as executive director of digital marketing for Disney. There he...More
Susan Ryan, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Art where she teaches contemporary and new media art history. She served on the Steering Committee for the LSU Laboratory for Creative Arts and Technologies which led to the creation of the Center for Computational Studies (CCT). She helped found the...More
Ken Wesley, is an instructor in the Digital Media Arts & Engineering program at LSU. He has worked for more than 30 years in the field of computer animation and visual effects at companies such as Industrial Light & Magic and Sony Imageworks. His credits include such movies as Harry Potter...More
The master degree program is housed at LSU in a state of the art facility built to help facilitate digital media growth in the state. This program is a commitment to ensure that Louisiana can provide professionals living in the state with a skill set conducive to digital media and software development.
Software and information technology clusters exist in multiple locations around the state, and the industry also draws support from research hubs and strong university programs. Over the last seven years the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), Greater New Orleans Inc. (GNO) and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) have led major efforts to attract digital media companies to the state. The space is shared with Electronic Art's world wide test center.
Digital Media Center
The DMAE master degree and undergraduate minor are administrered from the new $29.3 million facility that is shared with the Center for Computational Technology (CCT) and Electronic Arts. Work with a diverse group of digital artists, technicians, and researchers who are here to help you develop your ideas into the future of media. Imagine, collaborate, create, develop, and surpass your wildest imagination.
- 4K theater with 90 speaker Meyer Constellation
- Fabrication lab
- Audio recording studios
- State of the art classrooms and research facilities
- 24 hour access to labs and facilities
The DMAE master degree program is located within the Digital Media Center on campus at LSU with ample parking at the back. The DMAE minor is adminstered with the help of CCT in the DMC as well.
Master Degree Program Director: Marc Aubanel
Manager of Academics: Lea Anne Landry
LSU Center for Computation & Technology
Digital Media Arts & Engineering Program
Digital Media Center, Room #2022
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Corner of East Parker and West Lakeshore Drive