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Department of Digital Technology and Culture
Morrill Hall 108 (Pullman campus)
Professors, K. Christen (Pullman), D. Grigar (Vancouver), G. Turner-Rahman (Pullman); Professor (CT), J. Barber (Vancouver); Associate Professors A. Plemons (Tri-Cities); Associate Professors (CT), R. Gregory (Pullman), B. Grell (Vancouver), W. Luers (Vancouver), M. Rabby (Vancouver); Assistant Professors, D. Beverly-Porter (Pullman), M. Brown (Tri-Cities), J. Clapper (Pullman), E. Ortiz (Pullman); Assistant Professors (CT), A. Brave (Pullman), T. deVries (Pullman), P. Mudd (Tri-Cities), S. Park (Pullman), J. Riddle (Pullman), J. Sanders (Pullman); Lecturers, L Roper (Pullman), C. Dreger (Vancouver). Academic Advisor, T. Fordyce (Vancouver).
Students in Digital Technology and Culture (DTC) develop critical and creative thinking skills, cultural competencies, and digital expertise. The program offers courses in web design, animation, 3D modeling, multimedia and graphic design, social media, video production, game creation, augmented and virtual reality, and other emerging fields of study. Along with technical skills, students gain critical perspectives from diverse sources that prepare them for the complex needs of contemporary society on both a local and global level.
There is a strong focus on praxis – whereby students explore technological, cultural, and media theories and histories alongside multimedia creation. In addition, there is a focus on community-based learning – where students develop digital media projects in a collaborative environment for community-based organizations.
DTC students emerge from the program with diverse technical and media production expertise as well as essential skills like written and oral communication, teamwork, project management, and social ethics.
- Demonstrate culturally responsive competencies in working with digital media and technology for ethical and effective human interactions.
- Employ design principles in the creation of various forms of digital media and technology.
- Explore, analyze, and critique the ways digital media and technology function in multiple cultural contexts using diverse methodologies and perspectives.
- Demonstrate understanding of the histories of technological development, from local to global perspectives, and their implications for a variety of mediums.
- Utilize an interdisciplinary perspective to understand contemporary and future cultural impacts of digital media and technology.
- Communicate effectively, to diverse audiences, how and why digital media make meaning.
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Schedules of Studies
- Creative Media and Digital Culture (Vancouver only)
- Digital Cinema, Sound, and Animation (Pullman only)
- Digital Design (Pullman and Tri-Cities only)
- Game Studies (Pullman only)
- Web Design and Development (Pullman only)
- Digital Technology and Culture
- Game Studies and Design Certificate (Pullman and Vancouver only)
- Graphic Design Certificate (Pullman only)
- Social Media Certificate (Vancouver only)