Digital Culture (Minor)

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The digital culture minor allows students to enhance their program of study with integrated, interdisciplinary training in creative processes and technical skills in new media with cultural applications.

Students develop both the technical skills to create computational media and the cultural skills to know when or why to apply them. Students in the digital culture minor learn to create computational media (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 our lives and how culture makes a difference in how people experience computational media, a critical skill in the dynamic 21st century.

Armed with skills and judgment, digital culture 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 digital culture students gain techniques to change the world and communicate using contemporary computational media, a vital power in the 21st century. Some students go on to invent fresh techniques.

Program Offered

Digital Culture (Minor)

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts

Location
Tempe

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Program Requirements

The digital culture minor requires 21 credit hours (12 upper-division) in four areas.
Courses for the minor may not be used as part of a major. A minimum of 12 upper-division credit hours taken at ASU is required.
Required Digital Culture Studies Courses -- 6 credit hours
Digital Culture Studies -- 3 credit hours
Digital Media - Media Arts and Design -- 6 credit hours
Related Digital Culture or Historical/Theoretical -- 3 credit hours
Capstone -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.