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BS Computational Media - Intelligence - Narrative Studies

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
30004 USD
National
9812 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
College of Engineering
Scores accepted
SAT (avg)1449
ACT (avg)31

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About this course

This Bachelor of Science in Computational Media is a collaborative effort by the College of Computing and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC). The program offers a thorough education in all aspects of the computer as a medium: the technical, the historical-critical, and the applied.

This program requires 36 credit hours of courses in computer science and 30 credit hours of courses in LMC (in addition to the humanities requirement). A substantial number of required courses in each unit ensures that every student has basic competence in:

  • computational principles;
  • the representation and manipulation of digital media, including graphics and sound;
  • software design;
  • visual and interactive design;
  • digital arts; and
  • media theory and history.

After completing required courses, students specialize in a specific area of media computing. Typical specialty areas include:

Interactive games design: This is one of the fastest growing areas of digital media production and is already a $7 billion industry.
Special effects: As special effects become more complex and focused on computer-generated imagery, employment in this area will increasingly require expertise in both media and computer science.

Culturally informed program design: As programming work is increasingly outsourced to nations offering lower labor costs, programming that adds value through a sophisticated response to the needs of specific corporate and group cultures will offer job security to American programmers.

Depending on their coursework within the BS program, students will also be qualified to enter graduate studies in computer science, digital arts, digital media studies, and human-computer interface.

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Eligibility Criteria

The minimum GPA requirement for high demand majors (Computer Science and Engineering) is 3.3 on a 4.0-grade scale. The GPA requirement for all remaining majors is 3.0 on a 4.0-grade scale.

Multiple GPA reviews are completed as part of the holistic review process.  An overall GPA review includes coursework taken at all previous institutions (domestic and international). Math and lab science GPA reviews include calculus level and higher math and lab science courses.

Applicants are expected to complete each admission-required course sequence (English, mathematics, lab science) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Mathematics and/or lab science courses that do not satisfy Georgia Tech degree requirements may not be included within GPA calculations.  Lab sciences courses require three (3) hour lecture and one (1) hour lab components.

There is a “no grade forgiveness policy” as part of the transfer application review.

Repeat course grades where a “C” grade or higher has already been earned are not included within GPA calculations. Repeat course grades due to withdrawal (WF) or failing grades (below a C grade) are included within GPA calculations.

SAT Subject Tests

  • Students are not required to take SAT Subject Tests for admission to Georgia Tech. However, if you have taken the exams, you are welcome to submit your scores to our office for consideration with your application. You may also earn course credit for Chemistry and/or English subject tests.

AP Scores

  • AP test results that are submitted electronically at the time of application may be reviewed for freshman admission. However, you are not required to submit exam results when you apply. If you are admitted and choose to enroll, we would encourage you to submit all results at that time for possible course credit.

IB Scores

  • IB results are used to award course credit for incoming students. For students attending an IB school that does not award letter or number (0-100) grades, we will use the IB results to evaluate the academic performance for admission.

TOEFL/IELTS

  • Students who are non-native English speakers are encouraged to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

Evaluating your Test Scores

  • All freshman applicants must take the SAT and/or the ACT with writing.
  • We accept both tests and have no preference between the two.
  • We use your highest section scores in the evaluation process.
  • Each time you submit new scores to us, we will update your record with your highest scores.
  • Our bottom line is that testing is only one part of our holistic review, and we want students to be able to put their best foot forward.

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Course Modules

Wellness

  • APPH 1040     Sci Foundation of Health : 2
  • or APPH 1050            Sci of Phys Act & Health

 Core A - Essential Skills

  • ENGL 1101    English Composition I : 3
  • ENGL 1102    English Composition II ;  3
  • MATH 1712   Survey of Calculus : 4
  • or MATH 1552   Integral Calculus

 Core B - Institutional Options

  •  CS 1301          Intro to Computing : 3
  • or CS 1315      Intro Media Computation
  • or CS 1371      Computing for Engineers

 Core C – Humanities

  •  Any HUM : 6

Core D - Science, Math, & Technology

  • Lab Science :8
  • MATH 1551     Differential Calculus: 2
  • MATH 1554     Linear Algebra*4 :4

Core E - Social Sciences

Select one of the following:

  • 3HIST 2111       United States to 1877
  • HIST 2112       United States since 1877
  • INTA 1200      American Government
  • POL 1101        Government of the U.S.
  • PUBP 3000      US Constitutional Issues
  • PSYC 1101        General Psychology :3
  • Any SS :6

Core F - Courses Related to Major

  • CS 1331              Intro-Object Orient Prog*1:3
  • CS 1332              Data Struct & Algorithms*1:3
  • CS 2050              Intro Discrete Math CS*1 :3
  • CS 2340              Objects and Design*1:3
  • LMC 2700         Intr-Computational Media*1 :3
  • MATH 2550     Intro Multivariable Calc*4 :2

Major Requirement

  • CS 2110              Computer Organiz&Program*1 :4
  • CS 4001              Computing & Society:3

Junior Design Options (Capstone)

  • Junior Design Option*1,3:6

Intelligence Requirements

  • CS 3510              Dsgn&Analysis-Algorithms*1: 3
  • CS 3600              Intro-Artificial Intell*1: 3
  • CS 4510              Automata and Complexity*1: 3

Select one of the following:

  •  13CS 3630           Intro-Perception&Robotic
  • CS 3790           Intro-Cognitive Science
  • PSYC 3040      Sensation & Perception

Select two of the following:16

  • CS 4495           Computer Vision
  • CS 4635           Knowledge-Based AI
  • CS 4641           Machine Learning
  • CS 4649           Robot Intelli Planning
  • CS 4650           Natural Language
  • CS 4731           Game AI

Narrative Studies Requirements

  • LMC 3202         Studies in Fiction*1 :3
  • LMC 4720         Interactive Narrative*1 :3

Select two of the following*1 :6

  • LMC 2730       Construct-Moving Image 1
  • LMC 3206       Communication & Culture
  • LMC 3710       Prin Interaction Design

CM or LMC Literary Courses*1,2 :15

Total Credit Hours :122

Pass-Fail is allowed for courses in core areas C, D, E and Free.

*1 -
Minimum grade of C required.
*2 -
CM or LMC media courses include 2700-, 3700-, and 4700-level courses, as well as 3250-level courses, and LMC 2400, LMC 2500, LMC 3206, LMC 3314, LMC 3362, LMC 3406, andLMC 3853
*3 -
Junior Design Options are as follows (students must pick one option and may not change):

  • Option 1 - LMC 3432, LMC 3431, CS 3311,CS 3312.
  • Option 2 - CS 4980 or LMC 4699 (4 credit hours), LMC 4701,LMC 4702.
  • Option 3 - ECE VIP courses and LMC 3403.

Six credits of the Junior Design option are used as Major Requirements and the overage credits of research/VIP (5 credit hours/2 credit hours) may be used as free electives. Students completing VIP for their junior design requirement will be required to complete at least four semesters of VIP.  (VIP 1  + VIP 2 + VIP 3) (for a total of 5 credit hours) + VIP 4 (3 credit hours) = 8 hours of VIP credit.  VIP 4 must be taken after 90 credit hours at the 4000 level and be on the same project as 2 of VIP 1-3s.
*4 -
Two credit hours of MATH 1554 may count along with MATH 2550 to give Area F 18 credit hours.

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How to Apply

Document for Submission :

Application documents may be submitted in the following ways. We strongly recommend electronic submission whenever possible.

Freshman & Dual Enrollment Applicants

  • Electronically via Common App.
  • Electronically through another service, such as Naviance or GaCollege411.
  • By mail (see Email Address).
  • Test scores must be sent directly to Georgia Tech via the testing agency (SAT code 5248, ACT code 0818).

Document Deadlines & Submission

Supporting documents will be added to your application as long as they are sent by:

  • *Early Action: December 1
  • **Regular Decision: February 1

You SHOULD NOT wait until the last minute to send documents to us. 
Scores from standardized tests already taken should be sent to us immediately so your file is not held up in initial review. Additional scores may be sent once available until the dates listed above.

*Early Action

  • Students who wish to be considered for academic scholarships, such as the President's Scholarship, Scheller Dean's Scholarship and others, must apply by October 15.
  • The Early Action application date is non-binding, and the application and evaluation is the same as for Regular Decision.

**Regular Decision

  • January 1 is the last date to apply for freshman admission for the following summer/fall term. The application and evaluation is the same as for Early Action.

Transfer & Non-Degree Applicants

  • Electronically from your registrar through an approved service (i.e. eScripts, Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.) 
  • By mail (see address below).

Mailing Address

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Georgia Institute of Technology
219 Uncle Heinie Way
Atlanta, GA 30332-0320

Our advice for completing this portion of the application

  • Take both tests! Many students feel more comfortable with one testing format over the other, resulting in higher scores.
  • Send us your scores when you take the test – don’t wait! Your scores may fluctuate with each test instance, but we will only use the highest section in our review of your application. Delaying sending us your scores could put you at risk of missing an application date or being excluded from information sent from our office.
  • Keep us informed. If you plan to retake a test after your submission date, tell us on your application.

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