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Digital Culture and Design

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Culture and Design is a cross-disciplinary and multi-modal approach to the production, distribution, management, and critical analysis of digital culture as well as the application of digital solutions to research projects in the humanities disciplines. You will benefit from an array of pedagogies that take advantage of contemporary instructional technologies. You will gain the knowledge base and skills necessary to create, market, organize, evaluate, and disseminate digital content informed by the humanities.

What You'll Study

  • After your foundation coursework, you will propose and execute an interdisciplinary project. In creating the content for your project, you will hone your skills in research, writing, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. More importantly, you will explore a critical, reflexive approach to the design, creation, and utilization of digital technologies in the humanities by examining the impacts of such technologies on humanistic expression.
  • The degree combines liberal arts-based critical thinking skills with experiential learning and the development of intensive training in computer coding, digital curation, and web-based design, analytics, animation, and innovations across the spectrum of emerging new media platforms and discourse.
  • Provides a hybrid model of delivery, allowing you to take classes online and in person. 

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Experiences Beyond the Classroom

The Digital Culture and Design program emphasizes a 21st-century liberal arts curriculum. You will leave the program with experience in manipulating objects, codes, and built environments, and with a reflexivity about the ethical, aesthetic and political implications of making as a form of interpreting and analyzing. A pedagogy of making is not just about problem solving but making active choices about what built environments we cultivate and evolve.

The program is housed in a new humanities computing facility, the Edwards Digital Commons, which features advanced 3D and animation computing, interactive conferencing, and a state-of-the-art interactive digital classroom.

Students also have the option of developing projects in conversation with The Athenaeum Press, the college's multimedia publishing lab, as well as local and regional organizations.

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