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DTC Certification


A dozen students listen to a presentation about certification in the Bundy Reading Room

Application Process

To certify as a Digital Technology and Culture major a student must:

  • Have completed 24 college credit hours;
  • Earned a minimum 2.2 GPA in their college coursework; and
  • Submitted a DTC certification packet as outlined below.

Certification forms and completed application materials must be submitted through the online form.

After all of your application materials have been received, they will be reviewed, and you will receive a response via email.

If you can not upload your digital project files, need more assistance, or more information about the certification process please contact Kristin Becker.

The DTC Certification Application Must Include

  • A completed online certification form.
  • A portfolio including at least two digital projects and a personal statement addressing relevant education, work, volunteer experience, and future plans. Portfolio projects should be documented in an appropriate medium (images, video, etc.), and be accompanied by brief statements of explanation. Most students will wish to complete this requirement as a web portfolio that can be expanded for the capstone course, but other options are available on request.
  • A written statement of purpose (500-700 words) that includes:
    • A more in-depth description of one of the digital projects from the portfolio, including how it was conceived and created along with discussion of the ideas and design choices involved; and
    • An introductory statement that addresses issues of diversity and inclusion in digital space. This statement could relate to the digital project discussed for your application, your professional or personal life goals, and/or what you’ve learned so far in your coursework in DTC.

Certification applications must be submitted online and will be reviewed on an on-going basis.

Transfer students with 55+ hours should complete the certification requirements within two semesters of starting at WSU.

All students should certify before earning 90 credit hours.