If the idea of taking a classes entitled, “Digital Storytelling”, “Advanced Animation” or “Usability and Interface Design” sound intriguing to a student, please tell them about Washington State University’s major in Digital Technology and Culture (DTC). According to Rugg, a national college ranking/recommendation system, WSU has one of the best universities in the country for students to study digital media. DTC is an interdisciplinary major with a lot of flexibility within the required coursework. The program is very hands on and covers cutting edge material. DTC Academic Advisor, Leisa McCormick states that “DTC teaches students to communicate effectively with diverse audiences in the digital environment.”
The program is housed in WSU’s English Department and has a definite writing focus; however, DTC majors are also required to complete 150 internship hours before they graduate. According to Ms. McCormick, prospective employers are attracted to DTC graduates especially because of this internship requirement. DTC majors can become social media consultants, web developers, graphic designers, multimedia developers, videographers, and more. At WSU, students can major or minor in DTC. To find out more about DTC, visit their webpage.