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Major Requirements

 

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture students must complete the WSU UCORE, the College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate requirements, and 39 credits in Digital Technology and Culture. This includes a 15 credit core of classes, a selected track of 12 credits, and 12 credits of DTC electives. In addition, two Writing in the Major [M] courses are required as a part of a student’s major coursework.

A student may be admitted to the DTC major at any point during a semester. To be admitted, a student must have completed DTC 101 with a C or better. To remain in good standing in the major, students must: 1) Complete DTC 201 and DTC 206 with a C or better, and 2) Maintain an overall GPA at WSU of 2.0 or higher. No DTC course outside of 498 and 499 may be taken on a pass, fail basis.

In addition, in order to graduate, all seniors must complete a Senior Exit Survey.

For more information about the DTC major please make an appointment with Jill Shafer, the DTC Academic Advisor.

DTC Core Requirements

All DTC students take the same required 5 core courses (15 credits).

DTC 101 [ARTS]: Introduction to Digital Technology
DTC 201 [ARTS]: Tools and Methods for Digital Technology and Culture
DTC 206 [DIVR]: Digital Inclusion OR DTC 475 [DIVR]: Digital Diversity
DTC 497 [CAPS]: Senior Seminar
DTC 498: Internship

DTC Options

Then choose one track below and take the 4 courses (12 credits).

Track 1 – Digital Cinema and Animation

Examines the history, development and cultural impact of time-based technology such as sound, film and animation and offers practical production skills. 

Core Classes

DTC 208 [ARTS]: Intro to Digital Cinema
DTC 335: 3D Animation
DTC 354 [M] [ARTS]: Digital Storytelling
DTC 435: Advanced Animation OR DTC 491: Advanced Digital Cinema


Track 3 – Game Studies 

Explores the historical and practical applications of video games and related interactive technology across fields and within multiple cultural, social, and adaptive contexts. 

Core Classes 

DTC 354 [M] [ARTS]: Digital Storytelling OR DTC 335: 3D Animation
DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring
DTC 392: Video Games Theories and History OR DTC 476: Digital Strategies
DTC 492: Engines and Platforms 


Track 5 – Integrative Media and Design

Applies a multidisciplinary approach including research, theory, and studio practice to leveraging technology as well as design and composition for engaged global citizenship.   

Core Classes  

DTC 336: Multimedia Design
DTC 354 [M] [ARTS]: Digital Storytelling
DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring
DTC 436: Advanced Multimedia Design  

Track 2 – Web Development 

Explores the principles and practice of web design, coding, information architecture, and usability in a global cultural context. 

Core Classes 

DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring
DTC 375 [M]: Language, Texts, Technology
DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
DTC 478: Usability & Interface Design


Track 4 – Data Visualization and Curation

Focuses on systems to design, curate, present, and organize data and information across multiple contexts. 

Core Classes 

DTC 209: Intro to Data Visualization OR DTC 204: Intro to Text Analysis
DTC 331: Social Media Practices
DTC 356 [M]: Information Structures
DTC 476: Digital Strategies 


 

 

DTC Electives

Choose any 4 DTC Elective Courses (12 credits) to fulfill the rest of your major requirements. You may not use a course twice (i.e. once as a DTC Core requirement and once as a DTC Elective). Students may substitute one class (3 credits) in the elective options with DTC 499. Your degree work must include two Writing in the Major courses (demarkaeted with a [M]). These may be taken as a part of the core track coursework or as a DTC Elective. 

DTC 104: Digital Foundations
DTC 204: Introduction to Text Analysis
DTC 208 [Arts]: Introduction to Digital Cinema
DTC 209: Introduction to Data Visualization
DTC 330: Social Media Case Studies
DTC 331: Social Media Practices
DTC 335: 3D Digital Animation
DTC 336: Multimedia Design

 

DTC 338: Special Topics in Digital Technology and Culture
DTC 354 [M] [ARTS]: Digital Storytelling
DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring
DTC 356 [M]: Information Structures
DTC 375 [M]: Language, Texts, Technology
DTC 392: Video Games Theories and History
DTC 435: Advanced Animation
DTC 436: Advanced Multimedia Design

DTC 475 [DIVR]: Digital Diversity
DTC 476: Digital Literacies
DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
DTC 478: Usability and Interface Design
DTC 491: Advanced Digital Cinema
DTC 492: Engines and Platforms
DTC 499: Independent Study