Digital Culture and Design

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. The program emphasizes a 21st-century liberal arts curriculum. You will gain experience in manipulating virtual objects, codes, and built environments, and with 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.

BA Digital Culture and Design

Minor New Media and Digital Culture



Experiential Opportunities

Emily Munn, Photographer on Gullah: The Voice of an Island project

Athenaeum Press

Virtual Heritage

Digital Global Seminar




DCD students will learn code, virtual environments, and other digital skills in the Edwards Digital Commons, then work on physical computing in the Fabrication Lab.

Edwards Digital Commons

Student using 3D printer to create an artifact.

Fabrication Lab






Foundation Requirements
(6 Courses)

DCD 100 - Technology and Humanity
DCD 101 - Humanities in the Digital Age
DCD 102 - Information Design


MethodsDCD 200 - Introduction to Digital Humanities
DCD 201 - Coding for Humanists
DCD 202 - Introduction to Digital Sources

Major Requirements
(13 Courses)

Digital Humanities
ENGL 231 - Film, New Media and Culture
DCD 309 - Interactivity and Culture
DCD 316 - Digital Resources in the Humanities
DCD 345 - Knowledge Production and Digital Representation
DCD 312 - Social Media
JOUR 350 - Interactive Media and Society


Methods (Choose 3)
DCD 301 Q - Text Methods
DCD 302 - Visual Methods
DCD 303 Q - Sound and Motion Methods
DCD 304 Q - Interactive Methods
2 Methods Courses

Practicum & Capstone
(2 Courses)

DCD 495 Q - Internship
DCD 496 Q - Practicum


DCD 488 Q - Capstone Course





Commensurate with the growing integration of digital technologies with humanities and the arts worldwide, and an increasing reliance on digital resources in all walks of life, the interdisciplinary minor encourages coursework from multiple Colleges across the University. The New Media and Digital Culture minor is concentrated on both the practical tools essential to the creation of digital media and the critical thought required of scholars and professionals in an increasingly mediated world.








Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

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Program Contact

Sara Lazier-Laiola 760 (added 11/12/2020) MCD

Sarah Lozier-Laiola
Program Coordinator, Digital Culture and Design 

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