Jeremy Sarachan (Media and Communication), Program Director
Monica Hodis (Management/Marketing), Thomas Martin Key (Management/Marketing), Elizabeth Leboffe (Mathematical and Computing Sciences), Farrokh Mamaghani (Accounting/Finance), Joellen Maples (Education/Literacy), Bernard Ricca (Mathematical and Computing Sciences),* Wendi Sierra (English), Todd Sodano (Media and Communication)
*On leave, Spring 2014
Digital Cultures and Technologies equally embraces visual design (web, video, photography, data visualization), writing, and programming as crucial skills for creative media work, simultaneously embracing social media, information technology, the web, and locative media as venues for artistic expression, communication, and persuasion.
Specifically, the major in Digital Cultures and Technologies prepares students to analyze the changes that have arisen from the growth of digital technologies across artistic, sociological, psychological, economic, political, ethical, and legal disciplines, as well as how digital tools and social networks have altered written, oral, and visual communication. Students learn to use social media strategically and develop skills in producing digital media, including the creation of mobile applications, interactive web-based media, websites, games, and video.
Digital Cultures and Technologies students are prepared to apply the concepts of digital cultures and the study of information to a second discipline. To fulfill this objective, all DCT majors are required to complete a second major in another area in any school at the college. This prepares students for work in their chosen careers and prepares them to become leaders in applying technology to those areas. Students also are prepared to enter a variety of graduate programs, including communication, media study, information technology, information science, interactive telecommunications, video game design, law, and business.
The major in Digital Cultures and Technologies leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.