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The BA program in digital culture equips students with the technical skills they need to create computational media and the ability to know when or why to apply them.
Students learn to create computational media, which is computation combined with objects, sound, video, time, space, culture and bodies; breathe behavior into media, objects or systems by programming; think critically about how computation impacts lives and how culture makes a difference in how people experience computational media, a critical skill in this dynamic era.
Armed with skills and sound 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 - Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance concentration
This digital culture program in interdisciplinary arts and performance is offered in partnership with the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. The program focuses on a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach to the arts, technology and performance. It emphasizes the traditions of transdisciplinary, avant-garde and experimental arts and on contemporary art and performance. Courses include digital media arts, music and electronic sound art, performance studies, theatre and performance practice, and digital graphics.
A major map outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequence and aids students in remaining on track to graduation.
While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
Visit the School of Arts, Media and Engineering website for full details.
Visit the School of Film, Dance and Theatre website for full details.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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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.
Graduates of the digital culture program have a wide array of career opportunities in new media involving the fields of:
The digital culture curriculum also prepares students for roles in the development of modern media systems that address complex sociotechnical problems such as:
Graduates who are interested in continuing their higher education are well prepared to apply for admission to the top interdisciplinary new media programs in the nation, including the graduate programs through the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at ASU.
Digital culture alumni have received job opportunities in:
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:
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||19.2%||$114,520|
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||5.5%||$137,720|
|Information Technology Project Managers||9.3%||$88,510|
|Music Composers and Arrangers||5.7%||$50,590|
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other||5.5%||$63,540|
|Media and Communication Workers, All Other||9.9%||$47,900|
|Sound Engineering Technicians||6.3%||$55,810|
|Video Game Designers||9.3%||$88,510|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).