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The School of Arts, Media and Engineering offers a first of its kind BA in digital culture. The degree is for students who are interested in helping shape the future creative uses of digital technology in our day-to-day lives. Digital culture majors learn to go beyond merely using digital tools; they develop the ability to program media and integrate computational systems with everyday physical human experience. This dynamic curriculum not only prepares students with tangible skills in cultural media but also with the critical-thinking skills that enable the understanding of the broader impact of technologies on life and culture. Graduates interested in continuing their education are well prepared to apply for the top interdisciplinary new media programs in the nation.
Digital Culture - Theatre Concentration
The concentration is for students wishing to integrate principles of design and production with digital culture. Students complement their knowledge of digital culture with discipline specific courses in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre that focus on understanding the fundamentals and principles of theatre design, including scene, lighting, sound, costume and multimedia design, while developing art and technical direction and digital design skills.
Digital Culture (Theatre) (BA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Upon graduation, digital culture students have a wide array of career opportunities in new media involving the fields of:
The digital culture curriculum also prepares students for roles in the development of modern media systems that address complex sociotechnical problems, such as:
Graduates who are interested in continuing their higher education will be well prepared to apply for admission to the top interdisciplinary new media programs in the nation, including the graduate programs through the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at ASU.
Digital culture alumni have received job opportunities in the following fields:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Architectural and Engineering Managers||2%||$130,620|
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||10.8%||$64,300|
|Artists and Related Workers, All Other||0.4%||$58,250|
|Computer Network Architects||8.7%||$98,430|
|Computer Network Support Specialists||7.5%||$61,830|
|Computer Systems Analysts||20.9%||$82,710|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||10.7%||$108,360|
|Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio||9.1%||$69,100|
|Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other||6.8%||*|
|Film and Video Editors||17.6%||$57,210|
|Information Technology Project Managers||3.3%||$83,410|
|Media and Communication Workers, All Other||10.3%||$45,860|
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||6%||$63,630|
|Music Composers and Arrangers||3.2%||$48,180|
|Set and Exhibit Designers||6.8%||$49,810|
|Sound Engineering Technicians||7.6%||$49,870|
|Video Game Designers||3.3%||$83,410|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).