Online Bachelor of Arts in Digital Culture

Digital culture is designed to train the next generation of digital creatives to master cutting-edge tools, engage in critical reflection of these tools and discuss their impact on our lived experience.

Traditionally, when picking a program, students are forced to choose between creative and technical fields. However, we wanted to break the mold and help fill the growing demand for employees who are both creative and technical, which is why we created our digital culture program. This program focuses on fostering a new kind of digital fluency in our students – not only proficiency with design, tools and code, but also the ability to adapt to the rapidly flowing river of change associated with 21st century culture.

What digital media will I work with in this online degree?


In this online degree, you’ll work with innovative programs including Javascript, Swift and Max. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of professors from a wide range of disciplines. Additionally, you’ll spend time learning about computational thinking, modeling and inference, app and web development, user experience, social media, game engines, media processing, media literacy and more.

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Bachelor of Arts
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Digital Culture
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Digital Culture (BA)
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Understanding our culture today means comprehending the complex technical systems that influence our everyday life. In this digital culture degree program, you’ll learn about the latest systems and become immersed in the issues of lived experience in our connected world. This program prepares students to be socially aware, critically thinking global citizens who strive to bring about positive change in a society that is increasingly shaped by revolutions in new technologies.

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In this program, you’ll learn technologies and techniques to develop and support media creation. You’ll also discuss technology’s place in innovation and gain first-hand experience creating technology. Key courses include:

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Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts - Undergraduate Programs
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Learn from masters in digital culture

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.
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The nation’s largest comprehensive design and arts school
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ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has a tradition of top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs from a combination of disciplines. These range from the arts, media and engineering to film, dance and theatre. The institute trains artists and designers to leverage their creativity and problem solving to advance culture, build community and transform society.

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internationally recognized faculty members.

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programs in arts, media and engineering, design, film, dance and theatre, and music.

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Top 20
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among fine arts schools in the nation, ahead of Cornell University, Parsons School of Design and the University of California.

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Does my digital culture degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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