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Digital Cultures and Technologies

Digital cultures and technologies (DCT) embraces visual design (video, photography, data visualization), writing, and programming as crucial skills for creative media work, while integrating social media, information technology, the web, and location-based media as venues for artistic expression, communication, and persuasion.

Why Study Digital Cultures and Technologies at Fisher?

With a major in digital cultures and technologies, you will:

  • Develop skills in producing digital media, including the creation of mobile applications, interactive web-based media, websites, computer games, and video
  • Analyze industry changes due to the growth of digital technologies across artistic, sociological, psychological, economic, political, ethical, and legal disciplines
  • Learn how digital tools and social networks have altered written, oral, and visual communication
  • Get hands-on experience strategically using social media

A Broad Curriculum

While there are no formal concentrations in the DCT major, you may choose to focus on one of the following areas:

  • Interactive media (including websites and mobile apps)
  • Game design and production
  • New media art and physical computing (computer graphics programming, web technologies, and physical computing)
  • Analytics and data visualization
  • Digital cultural studies (including issues related to privacy and community; identity, class, and gender; media industries; and visual rhetoric and communication)

A focus on networked journalism and interactive documentary is available to students who double major with media and communication. Learn to write as a journalist and tell non-fiction stories using video, photography, and interactive media. You will also learn to conduct journalistic research both through interviewing and the skills associated with the emerging field of data journalism.

Career Preparation

As a DCT major, you will apply the concepts of digital cultures and information to another field of study by completing a second major. This will prepare you for work in your chosen career and prepare you to become a leader in applying technology to that area.

Some careers you may pursue with a DCT major include:

  • Interactive media (web) designer
  • Interactive exhibit designer
  • SEO specialist
  • Social media manager
  • Blogger/tech writer
  • Programmer
  • Game designer

You may also decide to pursue graduate work in fields such as:

  • Communication
  • Media study
  • Information technology
  • Information science
  • Interactive telecommunications
  • Video game design
  • Law or business

Program Requirements

The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current digital cultures and technologies program requirements.


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