Program Requirements

Requirements for the B.A. in Digital Technology & Culture

Beginning fall 2017, The DTC major will require 42 credits, divided among foundational, interdisciplinary, and a focused study in Multimedia Authoring. Below are the requirements for the major.

Part I. Core Courses (27 Credits)

Core 1 Courses
These courses represent "foundational" courses ALL majors must take in order to graduate. Students must take ALL six courses (18 credits):

  • DTC 101 Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture
  • DTC 201 Tools & Methods
  • DTC 336 Composition and Design
  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 375 Language, Texts, and Technology
  • DTC 356 Information Structures

Core 2 Courses
These courses represent the "interdisciplinary" focus in the liberal arts. Students must take THREE of the following (9 credits):

  • AMST/DTC/ENGL 475 Digital Diversity
  • ANTH 301 Arts and Media in Global Perspective
  • ANTH 330 Origins of Culture and Civilizations
  • ANTH 350 Speech, Thought, and Culture
  • ENGL 339 Topics in Film as Literature
  • ENGL 342 Documentary Film Theory and Production
  • ENGL 402 Technical and Professional Writing
  • ENGL 405 Advanced Professional & Technical Writing
  • FA 332 Introduction to Digital Media I
  • FA 333 Introduction to Digital Media II
  • FA 380 History of Photography
  • FA 385 Digital Imaging
  • FORL 410 Issues in Foreign Film and Literature
  • HIST 400 History in Media
  • History 427 Public History: Theory & Methodology
  • HIST 438 Topics in Public History
  • HIST 483 Technology and Social Change
  • HUM 304 Humanities in the Modern World
  • POL S 317 Media and Politics
  • PSYCH 384 Sensation and Perception
  • PSYCH 490 Cognition & Memory
  • SOC 373 Media, Culture, and Society
  • SOC 430 Society and Technology

Part 2. Concentration of Study: Media Authoring
This concentration in Media Authoring provides students with a focused program of study in creative media production for interactive installations & exhibits, multimedia design, web development, video production, and animation art, as well as GPS and mobile app design. Students need to take at least FOUR courses (12 credits) from the list of courses below:

  • DTC 204 Introduction to Text Analysis (In the Works!)
  • DTC 208 Introduction to Digital Cinema
  • DTC 209 Introduction to Data Visualization (In the works!)
  • DTC 330 Social Media Case Studies
  • DTC 331 Social Media Practices
  • DTC 335 Digital Animation: Story, Narration, and Production
  • DTC 338 Topics in Digital Technology and Culture
  • DTC 354 Digital Storytelling
  • DTC 392 Video Games Theory & History
  • DTC 435 Advanced Animation
  • DTC 476 Digital Literacies
  • DTC 477 Advanced Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 478 Usability and Interface Design
  • DTC 491 Digital Cinema
  • DTC 492 Engines & Platforms

Part 3. Senior Seminar
Students must complete DTC 497, "The Senior Seminar." This course should be taken during the final semester before graduation.

Requirements for a Minor and Concentration in Digital Technology & Culture

The CMDC Program also offers a minor and a concentration for students in other disciplines who wish to augment their degree with knowledge of digital technologies. A student may certify with a DTC minor after the completion of 60 semester hours. For the DTC minor, a minimum of 18 semester hours of course work. The following three courses (9 credits) are required for ALL minors:

  • DTC 355 Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 375 Language, Text, and Technology
  • FA 331 Art, Science, and Technology

Students also must choose three additional courses (9 credits). We recommend:

  • DTC 336 Composition and Design
  • DTC 356 Electronic Research and the Rhetoric of Information
  • DTC 478 Usability & Interface Design
  • FA 332 Introduction to Digital Media I
  • FA 333 Introduction to Digital Media II
  • FA 363 Special Topics

Primary Concentration
The primary concentration requires the completion of at least 24 semester hours of approved DTC course work, including at least 15 upper division semester hours.

Secondary Concentration
The secondary concentration requires the completion of at least 15 semester hours of approved DTC course work, including at least six upper division semester hours.

Three of Our Program Specialities

Web & Mobile Design

HTML5, CSS3, JS, PHP, MySql, JQuery, etc.

Social Media / SEO

Digital marketing and search engine optimization

Games Studies & Design

with Unity, Unreal Engine, & Web Languages


Watch a video made by a CMDC student for the 2015 "Game Changers" exhibit!