Digital Studies at Davidson

Designed to complement majors in every department and program, Digital Studies classes (DIG) bridge usual distinctions between the sciences and the humanities, between empiricism and interpretation.

Combining theory and practice, DIG courses foster liberal arts practices essential for the 21st century: procedural literacy, data awareness, network sensibilities, entrepreneurial thinking, digital citizenship, information preservation and sustainability, and the ethical use of technology.

Digital Studies courses range across three broad areas: digital creativity, which includes digital art and digital storytelling, transmedia production, and programming; digital culture, which focuses on the communities, practices, and counter-practices that digital technology has given rise to; and digital methodology, in which digital tools are used to quantitatively or qualitatively analyze, map, and share text or data.

Digital Studies Minor

The Digital Studies interdisciplinary minor provides a framework for studying the digital tools, cultures, and practices that permeate everyday life. These tools, cultures, and practices shape how we work, play, communicate and learn. Understanding the social and historical contexts of these technologies is a fundamental part of Digital Studies.

Digital & Screen Media Interdisciplinary Major

Through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Davidson College offers a Digital & Screen Media major. 

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Digital & Screen Media Major

Through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Davidson College offers a Digital & Screen Media major. Designed to challenge students to fashion their digital presence while simultaneously questioning emerging technologies, the major also encourages students to become sensitive consumers and producers of digital media.

Courses You Might Take

ART 270

Art for Games


A rotating studio course in digital and new media techniques, disciplines, and theory emphasizing individual creative development and skilled approaches to technical problem solving in visual art.  Topics include exploring the computer as an artistic medium, digital performance…

DIG 250

Game Development


In this course, students will learn to conceptualize, design, and program mobile and console games that are playful, yet serious. Through a combination of technical and game-oriented topics including design, usability, physics, and coding in C#, as well…

HIS 264

Latin American History


In depth study of the Mexican Revolution through political as well as cultural history.  Emphasis on traditional and digital methodologies.  No digital skills required. 

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies Historical Thought requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies History…