Who is This Program For?

Digital Media has been in the domain of engineering and the digital arts but has expanded into many other disciplines. With a rapid acceleration in gamification, low cost portable devices and app development the possible fields affected by digital media is growing. It has relevance in mass communication, business development, communication studies and architecture to name a few.


General information can be found at the Graduate School Admission page.

Applications and supporting material must be submitted through the application site for the LSU Graduate School at Graduate Studies Admission. You will be applying for a Digital Media Arts & Engineering - MS as your intended degree program which is listed in the Interdisciplinary Programs in the LSU Graduate Program Degrees Webpage.

A digital portfolio needs to included in your online application. This portfolio can include artwork (scanned or digitally created), written work, projects, and source code (if applicable). Please call 225-578-8907 if you would like to ask any questions or discuss this requirement further. More information on graduate school eligibility and more can be found on their Application Requirements Page.

International students can find out more information about admission requirements for international students at LSU International Admissions.


All criteria set by the graduate school applies to the Digital Arts & Engineering Program. Applicants must adhere to the application requirements and deadlines set by the LSU Graduate School. For commonly asked questions please see the Graduate School FAQ. Additionally, a digital portfolio needs to be submitted for admittance. The portfolio can contain one or more of the following: digital and traditional artwork, digital project work, source code, software, website, or digital music and composition. We expect students to enter the program with some digital artistic, musical or technical skills. Final admission to the program will be made by the Digital Media Arts & Engineering program. Applicants will also need to take the GRE exam. This can be arranged at your local institution or you can visit LSU Office of Assessment & Evaluation and search for information regarding the GRE exam.

DMAE Program Fees

Funding information can be found at LSU Graduate School Funding. A list of available Grad Assistantships can be found at the LSU News and Events Job Board. The below estimates are for starting during the 2020-21 academic year with full-time studies, part time fees will be prorated accordingly. The costs include all DMAE program fees and tuition.

SemesterEstimaded In-State Total CostsEstimaded Out-Of-State Total Cost

*Costs include all program fees, college fees and tuition. All above costs listed are estimates; the University may modify tuition and/or fees at any time without advance notice.