College of Liberal Arts, Department of English

Digital Technology & Culture

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About the Major

Digital Technology and Culture is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines the creative production and critical exploration of digital media. DTC emphasizes a historical, rhetorical, and cultural understanding of digital media so as to prepare students for problem solving and communicating both locally and globally.

 

Possible Careers

The Digital Technology and Culture degree addresses a growing regional and national need for graduates who understand the connections between technology and culture and have the skills needed for a wide variety of workplaces. Our graduates have gone on to the following careers:

  • Social Media Consultant
  • Web Developer
  • Media Producer
  • Game Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Internet Marketer
  • Project Manager
  • Professional Writer
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Graduate School
  • Technical Writer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Multimedia Developer

 

Marketable Skills

DTC provides a range of skills that apply to numerous career and educational pathways. Some of these skills include:

  • Media Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Information Management
  • Design Principles and Standards
  • User Experience Development
  • Audience Awareness

 

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Technology and Culture, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency with technology for designing and distributing digital works in various mediums.
  • Demonstrate competency with design principles through both the production and analysis of media objects.
  • Demonstrate and articulate an understanding of the way digital media and information function and circulate in multiple cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of technological development, from local to global perspectives, and its implications for a variety of mediums.
  • Utilize an interdisciplinary perspective in order to understand the global changes brought about by digital media.
  • Effectively communicate through writing and speech why and how digital media texts make meaning.

Updates

  • DTC Certification Applications for the 2014/15 academic year are accepted at any time. Learn more on our certification page.
  • "High Tech 'Hearts' Humanities." DTC Program is prominently featured in the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter
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