Digital Culture

Description
The digital culture concentration in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts focuses on the creative exploration of how new media is influencing our culture, or rather, the way we live, learn, create and communicate. The digital culture concentration allows students to enhance their program of study with integrated, interdisciplinary training in creative processes and technical skills in new media with cultural applications. The curriculum is outcomes-based rather than course sequence based. The curriculum uses an innovative proficiency-based network to connect courses across academic disciplines, instead of traditional methods such as course prerequisites. Proficiencies in the curriculum identify common generalized learning outcomes across disciplines participating in the initiative.

 Requirements

  • A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 to be eligible to pursue the concentration
  • A minimum grade of a "C" (2.00) or higher and an overall GPA of 3.00 is required in all classes in the concentration
  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Credit hours for courses numbered 294, 394 and 494 vary by topic. Consult the class search for topics offered and credit hours designated for the semester for which you are considering.
  • Students should carefully note the semester in which any of these courses are offered.  Information on course offerings for this concentration can be found at:     https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/HIDGCMIN/undergrad/true
  • Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this concetration depending upon elective course selection.
  • Students who declare the digital culture concentration cannot earn a certificate in digital culture.

Required Lower Division 6 hours

AME 111 / AME 194 Introduction to Digital Culture, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only AME 111 or 194 (Introduction to Digital Culture))

AME 112 / AME 230 Programming for the Media Arts (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only AME 112 or 194 (Computational Thinking for Digital Culture))

Digital Culture Studies 6 hours

AME 112: Computational Thinking for Digital Culture (3)
AME 130: Prototyping Dreams (L) (3)
AME 210: Media Editing (3)
AME 220: Programming for the Web (3)
AME 244: Introduction to Interactive Environments (3)
AME 294: Special Topics (3)
AME 310: Media Literacies and Composition (3)
AME 320: Motion Capture for Integrative Systems (3)
AME 330: Digital-Physical Systems (3)
AME 340: Compositional and Computational Principles for Media Arts (3)
AME 394: Special Topics (3)
AME 410: Interactive Materials (3)
AME 411: Advanced Interactive Sound (3)
AME 430: Mac Development for Media Arts (3)
AME 435: Mobile Development (3)
AME 444: Media Installations (3)
AME 470: Programming for Social and Interactive Media (3)
AME 485: Digital Culture Capstone I (3)
AME 494: Special Topics (3)
ART 378: Digital Textiles (3)
DCE 294: HybridAction:PhysicalIntelligenceinDigitalCulture (3)
FSH 394: Fashion Design & Wearable Technology (3)
MDC 211: Introduction to Digital Sound (3)
MDC 311: Composing and Performing for Hybrid Ensembles (3)
MDC 411: Advanced Interactive Sound (3)

Digital Media - Media Arts and Design 6 hours

AME 294: Special Topics (3)
AME 394: Special Topics (3)
AME 494: Special Topics (3)
ART 116: Introduction to Digital Media (3)
ART 206: Digital Photography I (3)
ART 217: Introduction to Computer Animation (3)
ART 218: 3D Tools (3)
ART 308: 2D Digital Animation (3)
ART 346: 3-D Computer Imaging and Animation (CS) (3)
ART 348: Animation Motion Studies (3)
ART 394: Digital Photography for Non-Majors (3)
ART 424: Stop Motion Animation (3)
ART 438: Moving and Interactive Systems in Sculpture (3)
ART 440: Experimental Video Art (3)
ART 494: Documentary Video Art (3)
ART 494: Visual Prototyping (3)
CIS 300: Web Design and Development (3)
CPI 111: Game Development I (CS) (3)
DCE 294: HybridAction:PhysicalIntelligenceinDigitalCulture (3)
EDT 440: Creating and Marketing Mobile Apps (3)
EEE 307: Signal Processing for Digital Culture (3)
FMP 240: Introduction to Animation for Film (3)
FMP 255: Media Authorship (CS) (3)
FMP 294: Sound Design: From Hollywood to Independent Film (3)
FMP 394: Non-Linear Editing for Film and Media (3)
GIT 135: Graphic Communications (3)
GIT 215: Introduction to Web Authoring (3)
GIT 230: Digital Illustration in Publishing (3)
GRA 294: Photoshop (3)
IAP 103: Foundations I: Interdisciplinary Digital Media (3)
IAP 104: Foundations I: Fundamentals of Sound Art (3)
IAP 322: Multitrack Digital Recording (3)
IAP 361: Digital Editing and Media Literacy (CS) (3)
IAP 364: Documentaries (3)
IAP 394: Motion Graphics & Animation (3)
IAP 462: Games and Play (3)
MDC 211: Introduction to Digital Sound (3)
MDC 311: Composing and Performing for Hybrid Ensembles (3)
GRA 294: Illustrator (3)
GRA 294: InDesign (3)

Historical/Theoretical Studies or Related Digital Culture 3 hours 

ALA 100: Introduction to Environmental Design (HU & H & G) (3)
ALA 102: Landscapes and Sustainability (HU & G) (3)
APH 300: World Architecture I/Western Cultures (HU & H & G) (3)
APH 313: History of Architecture I ((L or HU) & G & H) (3)
APH 314: History of Architecture II ((L or HU) & G & H) (3)
ARA 202: Understanding Photographs (3)
ARA 396: Professional Practices for Design and the Arts (3)
ARS 102: Art from Renaissance to Modernism (HU & H) (3)
ARS 345: Art and Television (3)
ARS 394: Anime (3)
ARS 438: Art of the 20th Century I (HU & H) (3)
ARS 439: Art of the 20th Century II (HU & H) (3)
ASB 344: Technology and Society (L or SB) (3)
DCE 300: Moving Histories (HU) (3)
DSC 101: Design Awareness (HU & G) (3)
ENT 290: Entrepreneurship: Opportunity to Impact (3)
ENT 305: Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
FMP 403: Independent Film (HU) (3)
FMP 404: World Cinema (G) (3)
FMP 405: Film and Television: Pioneers, Practices and Innovations (HU) (3)
GRA 111: Graphic Design History I (HU) (3)
GRA 112: Graphic Design History II (3)
HDA 210: Creativity and Innovation in Design and the Arts (3)
HDA 252: Foundations Arts and Design Entrepreneurship (3)
HDA 310: Socially Engaged Practice (3)
IAP 102: Foundations I: Performance Techniques and Composition (3)
IAP 105: Foundations I: Fundamentals of Visual Art (3)
IND 316: 20th-Century Design I (HU & H) (3)
IND 317: 20th-Century Design II (HU & H) (3)
INT 111: Interior Design Issues and Theories (HU) (3)
INT 310: History of Interior Design I (HU & H) (3)
INT 311: History of Interior Design II (HU & H) (3)
LPH 310: History of Landscape Architecture (HU & H) (3)
LPH 311: 20th-Century Landscape Architecture (HU) (3)
MHL 440: Topics in 20th-Century Music (L or HU) (3)
MUS 347: Jazz in America (HU & C) (3)
MUS 354: Popular Music (HU) (3)
MUS 356: Broadway and the American Musical (HU) (3)
SOC 334: Technology and Society (L or SB) (3)
THE 320: History of the Theatre I (HU & H) (3)
THE 321: History of the Theatre II (HU & H) (3)
THE 322: Theatre History and Culture (HU & H) (3)
THP 482: Theatre for Social Change (C) (3)

Course Substitution and Advanced Standing

Students with extensive media arts, media design, media computing or media engineering skills can petition for 3 credit hours of advanced standing covering the media arts/or media engineering requirement of the concentration.

Since the digital culture courses are highly specialized interdisciplinary courses, all courses must be ASU credit. Students in the Digital Culture concentration can petition to replace up to 6 hours (maximum 3 credits per each section in the concentration) of coursework with other courses at ASU related to digital culture work. This may be achieved through courses offered by any unit at ASU including the Downtown, Polytechnic, and West (IAP) campuses, and the FMS program on the Tempe Campus. Courses may include any of the substitution list or courses with comparable content. For a complete list of course substitution options, go to herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/degrees/digital_culture/minor.php

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

HIDGCEMPH

College/School

College/School

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact