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Prospective Students

Digital Technology and Culture students are a diverse, creative, and imaginative group. Students delve into everything from computer animation to social justice website design. Want to be part of DTC? Check out the information here about the degree program, tips for deciding on your major, and more.

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Student Tips

Still in high school? Transferring from a community college?
The DTC program appeals to many incoming students because you are already doing many of the things that we study. For example: gaming, recording and editing videos, developing websites, making digital art, creating animations, and managing social media.

Tip #1 Software

One tip to help you prepare for DTC study is to familiarize yourself with the software programs that are the backbone of our curriculum. Our computer labs are stocked with all of the Adobe programs, and many course projects use the Adobe Design Suite. Seek out opportunities in your classes or summer school to become familiar with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver, or any of the other Adobe programs.

Tip #2 Storytelling

If you are interested in creating animated films, videos, or video games, then you’ll want to develop your storytelling chops. Take creative writing classes or attend writing workshops. Write stories, outline game plots, develop interesting characters. Pay attention to how the pros tell stories in films and games so you’ll know what you like when it’s your turn.

Tip #3 Be well-rounded

Universities consider applicants holistically in the admissions process. While grades and test scores are important, so are many other factors. Take part in school activities, especially those that help you practice your digital technology skills. Take advantage of opportunities to learn about diverse cultures, engage in community service, and meet others. These experiences help develop your creativity, problem-solving skills, and give you a clear idea of what aspects of digital technology you’d like to study.

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Skills

Majoring in DTC cultivates skills useful in numerous career and educational pathways. Students choose from a variety of courses within the program, designing different experiences to explore a unique range of interests. Some of these skills include:

  • Media Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Information Management
  • Design Principles and Standards
  • User Experience Development
  • Audience Awareness
  • Rhetorical Analysis of Media
  • Multimedia Creation

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Careers

The Digital Technology and Culture degree addresses a growing need for graduates who understand how technology and culture connect in complex, productive ways. A wide variety of workplaces require the unique mix of creative and technical skills that DTC emphasizes. Our graduates have found success in the following areas:

  • Project Manager
  • Professional Writer
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Graduate School
  • Technical Writer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Social Media Consultant
  • Web Developer
  • Media Producer
  • Game Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Internet Marketer