LSU DMAE Admission Information

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.

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.

A digital portfolio needs to be submitted to: 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 Admissions FAQ.


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

The below estimates are for full-time studies, part time fees will be prorated accordingly. The costs include all DMAE program fees and tuition.

Semester Estimated In-State Total Cost Estimated Out-Of-State Total Cost
1st $8,196 $16,654
2nd $8,196 $16,654
Summer $2,732 $5,551
3rd $8,196 $16,654
4th $8,196 $16,654

*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.