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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.

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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.

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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, 2016

Blade Runner (the Director's Cut)  -  DMAE Film Series

7pm LSU Digital Media Center

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Blade Runner (the Director's Cut) poster

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nola Game Developers Meetup  -  Every Third Thursday

6pm Capdeville, New Orleans, LA

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Friday, January 20, 2017

LSU Global Game Jam  -  2017

4pm LSU Digital Media Center

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LSU Global Game Jam poster



DMAE Museum Survey

Aug 29th, 2016

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DMAE Museum Survey

The students in DMAE 7120 Digital Media Production & Project Management are working with the LSU Museum of Art (LSUMOA) and want to survey LSU students on campus. If you have time please answer 7 questions in a short survey. We are working on a User Experience assignment for the Museum and can use your opinion on local museums and how to make them more relevant to students.

New Lab Equipment

Aug 29th, 2016

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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!

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...

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Faculty & Staff

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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...

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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.

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Edgar Berdahl

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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.
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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,...

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Hye Yeon


Hye Yeon Nam

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Derick Ostrenko

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Brygg Ullmer

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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...


About Us


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.

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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.

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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.

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Building Features

  • 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
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Contact Us

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.

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Master Degree Program Director: Marc Aubanel
Phone: 225-578-8907
Email: maubanel@cct.lsu.edu

Manager of Academics: Lea Anne Landry
Phone: 225-578-5433
Email: leaanne@cct.lsu.edu

DMAE Address

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