MMDC Mission

Pitt-Johnstown Multimedia and Digital Culture

The mission of the Pitt-Johnstown Multimedia and Digital Culture program is to offer students an intellectually challenging, interdisciplinary curriculum that will lead to careers in the digital world or to graduate study. 


With a strong grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, the program’s students will focus on three goals:

  • Sharpening the communication skills involved in clear, effective writing and speaking, and understanding how language is made and shaped via computers;
  • Gaining the practical and applied experience to be able to manipulate various forms of digital media;
  • Exploring the theoretical and philosophical context and ramifications of our digital culture.

The interdisciplinary major draws from coursework across the Humanities Division, and selections from within the Business Division and the Computer Science Department.  The major will consist of 43 credits arranged in three tiers—introductory, intermediate, advanced—and will culminate with a Senior Capstone and offer internship opportunities.