Literature, Culture, and Digital Media, 180 ECTS
COMMUNICATION & CULTURAL ANALYSIS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Literature, Culture, and Digital Media (LCDM) is a humanities-based interdisciplinary program that focuses on the intersections of literature, the arts, culture, and media in the context of technological change. Taught entirely in English, our undergraduate program offers a Bachelors Degree in English with a minor in Digital Media and prepares students for a wide-range of professional and academic interests.
Our communication-intensive curriculum allows students the opportunity to study a variety of texts, media, and cultural artifacts: novels, film, computer games, hypertext, digital art, electronic poetry, and technical and commercial websites. In any given semester, our students can be found studying literary works as well as contemporary visual and digital culture, while producing academic essays and digital artifacts to explore multimedial knowledge production. From technical reports, PowerPoint presentations, and academic essays, to interactive websites, video, and hand-made artist books, our students create and critique media in a multiplicity of forms. Trained in oral and written expression in English, in academic research and media production, our students reflect our commitment to excellence in a broad range of communication skills.
Our students and faculty present an international and interdisciplinary profile. Currently we have students from a number of foreign countries, including the USA, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, China, and Nigeria. LCDM students have collaborated virtually with students on campuses in Russia and the USA, and a number of students have spent a semester abroad at The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia USA. We have hosted visiting faculty and lecturers from a number of leading universities and colleges with interdisciplinary interests, including: Georgia Institute of Technology; Virginia Institute of Technology; University of California, Los Angeles; California State University, Monterey Bay; Hunter College, Uppsala University, Copenhagen IT, and University of the Witwatersand.
The program is taught in English.
The program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a minor in Digital Media.
Where will LCDM take you? Our program graduates may choose from a variety of fields. LCDM students will have advanced communication skills, a solid understanding of critical and theoretical perspectives within culture and media studies, and significant hands-on experience with multimedia applications, including PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, and Premiere, and After Effects. In addition students will be introduced to basic programming for web-production, including object-oriented scripting and XHTML coding. Students will be prepared for jobs within the IT sector, education, journalism, publishing, or further academic studies within humanities and media graduate program.