1215 E. Columbia St., LSAX 141
Seattle, WA 98122
Email:
ncs_admissions@seattleu.edu
Phone:
(206) 296-5530


Liberal Arts for the 21st Century

The Digital Technology and Cultures B.A. combines a liberal arts emphasis that explores what it means to be human in the digital age with skills that allow students to design and create digital content on several different platforms.


Liberal Arts Skills

Students in the program will study cutting-edge theory and scholarship on what it means to be human in the digital world while sharpening such liberal arts skills as research and Information retrieval, collaboration, oral and written communication, and critical and creative thinking,

Digital Skills

Students use a variety of digital tools (such as Python, Tableau, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, and Photoshop, to name a few) to explore and create in such areas as computational thinking, multimodal composition, social media, and data visualization.

Portfolio-based Instruction

The Digital Cultures and Technology B.A. emphasizes experiential and project-based learning. All of our programs are focused on building portfolios of work in which students showcase their classwork and projects for future employers.


38%
Higher wages for jobs requiring advanced digital skills
2.5x
Rate at which digitally intensive jobs are growing, as compared to non-digital jobs
$71000
Average salary for multimedia designer in Seattle area

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:


  • Explain key concepts in computing, technological modes of production, and information/data flow

  • Evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of research sources, digital tools, technologies, interfaces, and artifacts

  • Analyze media, technology, and digital artifacts using interdisciplinary theories and methods

  • Examine how technologically mediated identities reflect and transform cultural ideologies of gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, and social class

  • Design multimodal projects that demonstrate an engagement with and advocacy for social justice issues and are informed by digital rhetoric and an understanding of audience

  • Reflect upon their own work, roles, values, and identities related to digital culture