Digital Culture (English) (BA)

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.

Digital Culture - English Concentration

The digital culture program with a concentration in English is designed for students who wish to explore the historical, scientific and theoretical intersections of art, media and technology. Sharing of stories and media through electronic communities, participatory art-making and creativity forums on the web, gaming, digital movies and effects, mediated public spaces and electronic design are only a few of the new activities that are defining and evolving culture. Students in the major will assist in the establishment, evolution and proliferation of such culture at the state, national and international level. Students will use tools of inquiry to examine, analyze and create works of art through a hands-on approach to communication, writing, rhetoric and literacies in collaboration with the English department.

Degree Offered

Digital Culture (English) (BA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

Career opportunities include fields in which the following are sought: technology commentary, future studies, design fiction, technical writing, creative writing, comparative literature and fields in which collaboration is needed.

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
Art Directors2.4%$85,610
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians11.9%$41,780
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other9.3%$62,330
Computer Network Architects8.7%$98,430
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary8.7%$72,010
Computer and Information Research Scientists10.7%$108,360
Computer User Support Specialists 12.8%$47,610
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects 3.3%$83,410
Craft Artists0.6%$31,080
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary13.2%$94,130
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2%$130,620
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators3.1%$43,890
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Information Technology Project Managers 3.3%$83,410
Artists and Related Workers, All Other0.4%$58,250
Photographers3.1%$30,490
Software Developers, Systems Software 13%$102,880
Software Developers, Applications 18.8%$95,510
Sound Engineering Technicians7.6%$49,870

* 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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