B.S. in Literature, Media, and Communication

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication

The Bachelor of Science in Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) (formerly named Science, Technology, and Culture) is the oldest undergraduate degree program in the Ivan Allen College for the Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. This program offers a thorough education in the different modes of representation that structure our technological and global world. Program graduates will have both significant theoretical and hands-on experience with novels, films, games, comic books, web pages, and scientific documents. By learning the modes of communication common to science, technology, and the humanities, LMC graduates are prepared to become leaders at the creative intersections of art, science and technology.

LMC students take classes across six paths or “threads” of study, eventually choosing two threads as their major fields of study. These threads include Literature; Media; Communication; Social Justice Studies; Interaction Design; and Science, Technology, and Culture. This prepares them to intern in fields including journalism, marketing, graphic design, videography, and educational policy. Many LMC alumni go on to graduate school in literature, communication sciences, and interactive entertainment studies or professional school in law, health, and social work. Other graduates pursue careers in fields ranging from graphic art and photography to client advocacy and medical administration to library services and arts administration.

Focus Areas

  • Biomedicine Studies
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Interaction Design
  • Social Justice

Sample Courses

  • Creative Writing
  • Major Filmmakers
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Principles of Information Design
  • Science Fiction
  • Shakespeare

Career Paths

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Education
  • Film and Television
  • Production
  • Journalisim
  • Website Design and Development