CAS DTC, on the campus of Washington State University, Thursday, January, 19, 2023.
on the campus of Washington State University, Friday, December 3, 2021.
on the campus of Washington State University, Friday, December 3, 2021.


We produce multimedia creations using diverse viewpoints and critical methodologies.

In the Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) Department, students develop skills in…

The Department of Digital Technology and Culture is a home for digital innovation, bridging the worlds of creative production and the critical exploration of digital technology. Spanning three WSU campuses — Pullman, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver — this department is rooted in fostering creative research, scholarship, and production that melds diverse knowledge systems with the progressive and innovative uses of technology.

Students delve into a multidimensional curriculum that includes web design, animation, graphic design, video production, augmented and virtual reality and game design. Embracing inter-and trans-disciplinary approaches, the department stands as a testament to WSU’s commitment to technologically innovative experiences and civic engagement, making it a vibrant hub for future-forward thinkers and creators.

Creativity + Analysis + Technology

A graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture will be able to:

  • Demonstrate culturally responsive competencies in working with digital media and technology for ethical and effective human interactions.
  • Employ design principles in the creation of various forms of digital media and technology.
  • Explore, analyze, and critique the ways digital media and technology function in multiple cultural contexts using diverse methodologies and perspectives.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the histories of technological development, from local to global perspectives, and their implications for a variety of mediums.
  • Utilize an interdisciplinary perspective to understand contemporary and future cultural impacts of digital media and technology.
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, understanding how and why digital media make meaning.

One department. Three campuses.

Digital Technology and Culture has departments on several WSU campuses. Although they have much in common, each department has its own distinctive strengths, requirements, and other instructional differences. Not all DTC courses, options, and certificates are available at every campus. Explore this site to learn more about the programs.

In addition, many DTC courses are available online through WSU’s Global Campus.

Recent News

  • John Barber Interviewed on KPTV / Fox About Re-imagined Radio John Barber (Professor, DTC Vancouver) was interviewed on Thursday, January 4 by Greg Nibler on Fox/KPTV about his Re-imagined Radio project. As previously described on KXRW: Re-Imagined Radio is a […]
  • DTC Vancouver Hosts ELO (Un)Conference: Access Works! Electronic literature uses games, images, videos, sounds, links, navigation, and other digital qualities as an essential part of the reading experience. What can we do to make these experiences more […]
  • June Sanders and Jacob Riddle Lead Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany: Animation, Design, & Activism DTC faculty, June Sanders and Jacob Riddle, will lead the study abroad program “Animation, Design, and Activism” in Berlin from May 13th to June 7th, 2024. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of Berlin while earning academic credits.
  • Dene Grigar Awarded Funding for XR Research Dene Grigar (Professor, DTC Vancouver, Electronic Literature Lab) and her Co-PI, Frode Hegland (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), were awarded $250,000 USD from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their project “The Future of Text In Extended Reality.” The funding begins in January 2024 and supports three initiatives relating to Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality, which are collectively called “XR”.
  • WSU Foundation Selects DTC Student Artwork The WSU Foundation’s recent student art contest selected DTC student Simone Huynh’s digital painting, “Sunlight and Glass.”

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