Digital Culture (Arts and Design Studies), BA

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The BA 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, which is 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 this dynamic age.

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 - Arts and Design Studies Concentration

The digital culture program with a concentration in arts and design studies is for students wishing to integrate transdisciplinary studies in design and the arts into new media applications.

Students complement their knowledge of new media with broad-based transdisciplinary studies in design and the arts.

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Digital Culture (Arts and Design Studies), BA

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts

Location
Tempe

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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
Art Directors5.4%$92,500
Computer Network Support Specialists8.3%$62,340
Computer and Information Research Scientists 19.2%$114,520
Web Administrators9.3%$88,510
Designers, All Other5.8%$55,930
Graphic Designers4.2%$48,700
Commercial and Industrial Designers 4.4%$65,970
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 9.9%$47,900
Sound Engineering Technicians6.3%$55,810
Video Game Designers9.3%$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).

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