Digital Culture (BA)
Accelerated Program

The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills to create computational media and the cultural skills to know when or why to apply them. Students learn to create computational media, computation combined with objects, sound, video, time, space, culture and bodies; breathe behavior into media, objects or systems by programming; and think critically about how computation impacts lives and how culture makes a difference in how people experience computational media, a critical skill in the dynamic 21st century.

Armed with skills and judgment, graduates work in cultural communication, marketing, design, social media, health, education, entertainment and creative arts, and all areas in which culture is shaped by technology and computational media. All students gain techniques to change the world and communicate using contemporary computational media, a vital power in the 21st century. Some go on to invent fresh techniques.

This program is also offered as an accelerated degree with an MA in Creative Enterprise and Creative Leadership. More information can be found on the Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership website:

Degree Offered

Digital Culture (BA)
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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Career Outlook

Career opportunities include the following fields:

  • audio
  • comparative literature
  • computing
  • creative writing
  • technical writing
  • technology
  • visual media

Digital culture alumni have obtained careers as:

  • designers
  • graphic designers
  • engineers
  • programmers
  • software specialists
  • special effects artists
  • 3D modelers
  • visual media artists

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Multimedia Artists and Animators6%$63,630
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians11.9%$41,780
Broadcast Technicians-6.5%$36,560
Computer Network Architects8.7%$98,430
Computer Programmers-8%$77,550
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary8.7%$72,010
Computer and Information Research Scientists10.7%$108,360
Computer User Support Specialists 12.8%$47,610
Web Administrators 3.3%$83,410
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary13.2%$94,130
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2%$130,620
Film and Video Editors 17.6%$57,210
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Artists and Related Workers, All Other0.4%$58,250
Media and Communication Workers, All Other10.3%$45,860
Software Developers, Systems Software 13%$102,880
Software Developers, Applications 18.8%$95,510
Sound Engineering Technicians7.6%$49,870
Video Game Designers 3.3%$83,410

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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