Level up your career with a Digital Media MA!

The MA program in Digital Media engages students in theoretical frameworks, methods, and critical media practices related to computational, interactive media. Through rigorous creative and research projects, the MA prepares students for continued study in a Ph.D. program or employment within the industry. Working closely with innovative faculty and technology partnerships in downtown Orlando, students will employ emerging technologies to communicate interactive narratives and experiences while also producing cutting-edge research in interactive media.

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GaIM Assistant Professor’s First Academic Book: ‘Unstable Aesthetics’

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Selected Courses

Please visit the Graduate Catalog to see the current curriculum for our program. Designed for working professionals, evening courses offered. Grain the skills you need. Combine arts, science and technology in a highly individualized program to develop your skills and knowledge in digital media.

Year One (18 hours)
Year Two (18 hours)

  • DIG 6647 History & Theory of Interactive Media (3 hours)
  • DIG 5487 Media Aesthetics (3 hours)
  • DIG 5508 Programming

  • DIG 6971 Thesis OR DIG 6524 Studio 1 (3 hours)
  • DIG 6817 Contemporary Topics in Digital Media (3 hours)
  • Elective (and COM, DIG, FIL prefix or other as approved by the graduate coordinator) (3 hours)

  • DIG 6551 Theory & Practice of Interactive Storytelling (3 hours)
  • DIG 6136 Design for Interactive Media (3 hours)
  • DIG 6825 Research Methods for Interactive Media (3 hours)

  • DIG 6971 Thesis OR DIG 6909 Research Report (3 hours)
  • DIG 5831 Computational Media (3 hours)
  • Elective (and COM, DIG, FIL prefix or other as approved by the graduate coordinator) (3 hours)

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Peter Smith, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator