Digital Culture (Media Processing), BS

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Interested in exploring emerging trends in digital culture in an interdisciplinary format? Intrigued to learn the processes and technologies that make these systems work? With the enhanced programming core of this program backing you, you'll have the ability to work in a range of technological or scientific fields.

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering educates the next generation of learners and empowers them with technofluency --- its development, application and implications. The School of Arts, Media and Engineering prepares students to be socially aware, critically thinking global citizens who strive to bring about positive change in a society that will be increasingly shaped by new technologies.

The BS program in digital culture with a concentration in media processing is for students wishing to specialize in media processing aspects of new media.

This program teaches students to understand the transformative role of digital technology in cultural practice, society and day-to-day life, emphasizing the strongest emerging trends in cultural media: systems and processes that integrate digital technology with the everyday physical human experience. Students in the Bachelor of Science program complement the knowledge acquired through digital culture coursework with a more advanced understanding of the programming, data structures, signals processing and system architecture aspects of new media.

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Digital Culture (Media Processing), BS

Required Courses

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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.

Application requirements

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Career outlook

Career opportunities include positions in the following fields: graphic design, design, audio, visual media, computer science, technology, technical writing, creative writing and comparative literature.

Digital Culture alumni have obtained careers as graphic designers, 3D modelers, special effects artists, visual media artists, programmers, engineers and software specialists with Apple, Microsoft, CISCO, Industrial Light and Sound, PIXAR and other techno-centric companies.

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
Special Effects Artists and Animators4.1%$77,700
Audio and Video Technicians 12.3%$47,920
Computer Programmers-9.4%$89,190
Computer and Information Research Scientists 15.4%$126,830
Information Technology Project Managers 5.7%$92,870
Artists and Related Workers, All Other-0.2%$65,800
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 8.1%$49,730
Software Developers
Video Game Designers

* 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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