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Bachelor of Arts Digital Media Design

Lead Faculty: Mr. Brian J Arnold

The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design consists of courses that prepare the student for a broad range of positions requiring a background in digital entertainment and interactive design, multimedia and game production. Students learn and apply theory and practice for producing digital media with a focus on creating original works. Successful completion of the program will enable graduates to compete for employment because they possess a relevant combination of skills and knowledge vital to today s workplace. Positions in the fields of gaming, video and multimedia production, motion graphics and design include Art Director, Web Designer, Game Designer, Video Editor, Project Manager and Multimedia Specialist.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a personal vision in the creation of original multimedia content.
  2. Apply the principles of graphic and information design in the generation of digital media projects.
  3. Examine current trends and key technologies in the media industry.
  4. Demonstrate oral, visual, and written communication skills with clients, project managers, and media production team members.
  5. Describe and implement the phases of media production, from the initial planning to the final delivery of a professional product.
  6. Explain the legal and ethical issues related to media production and distribution.
  7. Create active and interactive content with graphics, animation, sound and video using media authoring software.


To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Digital Media Design, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, and 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level. The following courses are specific degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree.

Preparation for the Major (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (16 courses; 72 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Capstone Core Course (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):

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Online Education

This program is available online.