Why a Minor in Digital Media?


Undergraduate Minor in Digital Media Arts & Engineering

LSU’s DMAE Minor offers an interdisciplinary academic program to help students learn the skills they need for careers in the field of video game development, film, animation, web development and digital media.

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Participating Departments

The Digital Media Arts & Engineering minor is a collaborative endeavor with seven campus units at LSU. These include:

  • School of Art
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Department of English
  • Manship School of Mass Communication
  • School of Music
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Academics


DMART Minor (21 hours)

  • DMART is an arts-oriented program
  • Six credit-hours of required course work
  • Twelve credit-hours of electives including three art courses in digital media and one technological course in digital media
  • Three credit-hour capstone class

DMAET Minor (21 hours)

  • DMTECH is an technology-oriented program
  • Six credit-hours of required course work
  • Twelve credit-hours of electives including three technology courses in digital media and one art course in digital media
  • Three credit-hour capstone class

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DMAE Minor Contacts


To declare you minor or register for classes, please talk to:

DMART

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DMAET

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MUSIC

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GENERAL INFO

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*Note: for pre-requisite overrides, talk to the coordinating department contact above or Coretta Douglas for math overrides.

Digital Media Arts & Engineering Undergraduate - Arts (DMART)


The Digital Media Arts & Engineering Minor in Art (DMART) is a complementary, interdisciplinary minor designed for students with an interest in digital media as it applies to their wide range of degrees and disciplines. A 2.0 GPA in the minor field is required.

Required Courses (6 credit-hrs)

  1. Choose 3 credit-hrs: ART1001, ART1011, ARTH 2470, MUS 1751, MUS 1799, or ENGL 2009
  2. Choose 3 credit-hrs: CSC 1253 or CSC 1350

Elective Courses (12 credit-hrs)

  1. Choose 9 credit-hrs from Arts core courses
  2. Choose 3 credit-hrs from Science/Engineering core courses

Required Capstone Course (3 credit-hrs)

  1. ART 4059 (3 credit-hrs - Permission of Department Required) - Currently only offered in the spring semester

Arts Electives (Choose 9 credit-hrs)

  • ART 2050 Digital Arts I
  • ART 2055 Digital Arts II
  • ART 2210 Creative Coding
  • ART 2220 Moving Image
  • ART 2230 Virtual Space
  • ART 2551 Typography for Visual Communications
  • ART 4020 Special Topics - Video Game Prototyping
  • ART 4050 Digital Arts III
  • ART 4055 Digital Arts IV
  • ART 4230 Virtual Space and Motion
  • ART 4240 Special Topics in Digital Art
  • ART 4290 Digital Art Synthesis
  • ART 4550 Digital Imaging for Visual Communications
  • ART 4560 Interactive Media for Visual Communications
  • ART 7250 Digital Art Praxis
  • ART 7255 Digital Art Seminar
  • ARTH 4420 Studies in Art History
  • ARTH 4466 Survey of Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 4468 Issues in Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 4480 Video Art and Theory
  • ARTH 4482 Digital Art History
  • ARTH 4484 New Media Art and Theory
  • ARTH 7420 Special Topics in Art History
  • MC 2001 Introduction to Mass Media
  • MC 2035 Digital Brands
  • MC 3031 Advertising Creative Strategy
  • MC 4001 Public Relations Writing and Applications
  • MC 4002 Strategic Social Media
  • MC 4015 Advanced Visual Communication and Multimedia Web Design
  • MC 4260 Long-Format Video Production
  • MC 4720 Television Creative Projects
  • MUS 2745 Intro to Computer Music
  • MUS 4270 Experimental Music & Digital Media Ensemble
  • MUS 4744 Mobile Music (only offered in alternate years)
  • MUS 4745 Computer Music
  • MUS 4746 Seminar in Computer Music and Digital Media (only offered in alternate years)
  • MUS 4747 Music, Technology, and Society
  • MUS 4748 Digital Musical Instruments (only offered in alternate years)
  • ENGL 2009 Beginning Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 2231 Reading Film as Literature
  • ENGL 4000 Special Topics - Writing for Interactive Narrative
  • ENGL 4009 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 7109 Nonlinear Writing for Games and Apps

Science/Engineering Electives (Choose 3 credit-hrs)

  • CSC 2463 Digital Media Programming (See advisor for details)
  • CSC 4243 Interface Design and Technology
  • CSC 4263 Video Game Design
  • CSC 4357/ME 4583 Applied Interactive Graphics
  • CSC 4444 Artificial Intelligence
  • CSC 7443 Scientific Information Visualization
  • EE 3160 Intro to DSP
  • EE 3610 Signals and Systems
  • EE 4702 GPU Programming
  • EE 4730 3D Graphical and Geometric Modeling
  • EE 4760 Intro to Compiler Optimization
  • EE 4780 Intro to Computer Vision
  • EE 7000 Advanced Topics in EE-Graphics and Visual Computing
  • EE 7722 GPU Microarchitecture
  • IE 4425 Information Systems Engineering
  • IE 4426 Dis. Info Systems (web application development)
  • IE 4466/ME 4573 Human Computer Interaction
  • ME 4573 Interactive Computer Graphics
  • ME 4583/SCS 4357 Applied Interactive Graphics
  • ME 7263 Computer-Aided Geometric Modeling
  • HNRS 3035 3D Visualization

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Digital Media Arts & Engineering Undergraduate -Technology (DMAET)


The Digital Media Arts & Engineering Minor in Technology (DMAET) is a complementary, interdisciplinary minor designed for students with an interest in digital media as it applies to their wide range of degrees and disciplines. A 2.0 GPA in the minor field is required.

Required Courses (6 credit-hrs)

  1. Choose 3 credit-hrs: ART1001, ART1011, ARTH 2470, MUS 1751, MUS 1799, or ENGL 2009
  2. Choose 3 credit-hrs: CSC 1253 or CSC 1350

Elective Courses (12 credit-hrs)

  1. Choose 9 credit-hrs from Science/Engineering core courses
  2. Choose 3 credit-hrs from Arts core courses

Required Capstone Course (3 credit-hrs)

  1. EE 4859 (3 credit-hrs - Permission of Department Required) - Currently only offered in the spring semester

Science/Engineering Electives (Choose 3 credit-hrs)

  • CSC 2463 Digital Media Programming (See advisor for details)
  • CSC 4243 Interface Design and Technology
  • CSC 4263 Video Game Design
  • CSC 4357/ME 4583 Applied Interactive Graphics
  • CSC 4444 Artificial Intelligence
  • CSC 7443 Scientific Information Visualization
  • EE 3160 Intro to DSP
  • EE 3610 Signals and Systems
  • EE 4702 GPU Programming
  • EE 4730 3D Graphical and Geometric Modeling
  • EE 4760 Intro to Compiler Optimization
  • EE 4780 Intro to Computer Vision
  • EE 7000 Advanced Topics in EE-Graphics and Visual Computing
  • EE 7722 GPU Microarchitecture
  • IE 4425 Information Systems Engineering
  • IE 4426 Dis. Info Systems (web application development)
  • IE 4466/ME 4573 Human Computer Interaction
  • ME 4573 Interactive Computer Graphics
  • ME 4583/SCS 4357 Applied Interactive Graphics
  • ME 7263 Computer-Aided Geometric Modeling
  • HNRS 3035 3D Visualization

Arts Electives (Choose 9 credit-hrs)

  • ART 2050 Digital Arts I
  • ART 2055 Digital Arts II
  • ART 2210 Creative Coding
  • ART 2220 Moving Image
  • ART 2230 Virtual Space
  • ART 2551 Typography for Visual Communications
  • ART 4020 Special Topics - Video Game Prototyping
  • ART 4050 Digital Arts III
  • ART 4055 Digital Arts IV
  • ART 4230 Virtual Space and Motion
  • ART 4240 Special Topics in Digital Art
  • ART 4290 Digital Art Synthesis
  • ART 4550 Digital Imaging for Visual Communications
  • ART 4560 Interactive Media for Visual Communications
  • ART 7250 Digital Art Praxis
  • ART 7255 Digital Art Seminar
  • ARTH 4420 Studies in Art History
  • ARTH 4466 Survey of Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 4468 Issues in Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 4480 Video Art and Theory
  • ARTH 4482 Digital Art History
  • ARTH 4484 New Media Art and Theory
  • ARTH 7420 Special Topics in Art History
  • MC 2001 Introduction to Mass Media
  • MC 2035 Digital Brands
  • MC 3031 Advertising Creative Strategy
  • MC 4001 Public Relations Writing and Applications
  • MC 4002 Strategic Social Media
  • MC 4015 Advanced Visual Communication and Multimedia Web Design
  • MC 4260 Long-Format Video Production
  • MC 4720 Television Creative Projects
  • MUS 2745 Intro to Computer Music
  • MUS 4270 Experimental Music & Digital Media Ensemble
  • MUS 4744 Mobile Music (only offered in alternate years)
  • MUS 4745 Computer Music
  • MUS 4746 Seminar in Computer Music and Digital Media (only offered in alternate years)
  • MUS 4747 Music, Technology, and Society
  • MUS 4748 Digital Musical Instruments (only offered in alternate years)
  • ENGL 2009 Beginning Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 2231 Reading Film as Literature
  • ENGL 4000 Special Topics - Writing for Interactive Narrative
  • ENGL 4009 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop
  • ENGL 7109 Nonlinear Writing for Games and Apps

Faculty & Staff


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Jesse

Allison

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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Aubanel

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

Edgar Berdahl

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Robert

Kooima

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

Li

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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Nam

Hye Yeon Nam

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Ostrenko

Derick Ostrenko

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Piccoli

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

Porter

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

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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Ullmer

Brygg Ullmer

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Ken

Wesley

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...

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