Online Bachelor of Arts in Digital Culture

Understanding our culture today means comprehending the complex technical systems that influence our everyday life. In this digital culture degree program, you’ll learn about the latest systems and become immersed in the issues of lived experience in our connected world. This program prepares students to be socially aware, critically thinking global citizens who strive to bring about positive change in a society that is increasingly shaped by revolutions in new technologies.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is digital culture?

Digital culture is designed to train the next generation of digital creatives to master cutting-edge tools, engage in critical reflection of these tools and discuss their impact on our lived experience.

Traditionally, when picking a program, students are forced to choose between creative and technical fields. However, we wanted to break the mold and help fill the growing demand for employees who are both creative and technical, which is why we created our digital culture program. This program focuses on fostering a new kind of digital fluency in our students – not only proficiency with design, tools and code, but also the ability to adapt to the rapidly flowing river of change associated with 21st century culture.

What digital media will I work with in this online degree?

 

In this online degree, you’ll work with innovative programs including Javascript, Swift and Max. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of professors from a wide range of disciplines. Additionally, you’ll spend time learning about computational thinking, modeling and inference, app and web development, user experience, social media, game engines, media processing, media literacy and more.

Digital culture courses

In this program, you’ll learn technologies and techniques to develop and support media creation. You’ll also discuss technology’s place in innovation and gain first-hand experience creating technology. Key courses include:


AME 112: Computational Thinking for Digital Culture


AME 111: Introduction to Digital Culture (CS)


AME 230: Programming for the Media Arts (CS)


AME 130: Prototyping Dreams (L)


Digital culture degree jobs

Through our Bachelor of Arts in digital culture, you’ll gain the skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur, artist or creative professional in the 21st century. This program prepares you for careers in UX design, app design and web development. After completing this program, you’ll feel ready to further your education or obtain creative positions including:

Audio-Visual Technician


Growth: 12.3 %
Salary: $47,920

Computer Programmer


Growth: -9.4 %
Salary: $89,190

Computer Scientist


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Computer Support Specialist


Growth: 8.0 %
Salary: $52,690

Graphic Designer


Growth: -3.8 %
Salary: $53,380

Production Assistant


Growth: 8.1 %
Salary: $49,730

Software Developer


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Salary:

Sound Recording Engineer


Growth: 6.0 %
Salary: $53,520

Video Game Designer


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Learn from masters in digital culture

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.

Learn from masters in digital culture

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.

Digital culture degree requirements

I am a future

You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The nation’s largest comprehensive design and arts school

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has a tradition of top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs from a combination of disciplines. These range from the arts, media and engineering to film, dance and theatre. The institute trains artists and designers to leverage their creativity and problem solving to advance culture, build community and transform society.

5,300+


students.

400


internationally recognized faculty members.

125


programs in arts, media and engineering, design, film, dance and theatre, and music.

Top 20


among fine arts schools in the nation, ahead of Cornell University, Parsons School of Design and the University of California.

Tuition calculator

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