Bachelor of Arts Digital Media Design

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The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design consists of digital media design courses that prepare the student for a broad range of positions requiring a background in computer transmedia design theory, production, and project management. Online digital media degree students receive hands-on training in leading software applications, while they learn and apply media development theory and practice for online and mobile delivery. Successful completion of the digital media design degree 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, production, motion graphics and design include art director, web designer, game designer, video editor, project manager, and multimedia specialist.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a personal vision in the creation of original multimedia content.
  • Apply the principles of graphic and information design in the generation of digital media projects.
  • Examine current trends and key technologies in the media industry.
  • Demonstrate oral, visual, and written communication skills with clients, project managers, and media production team members.
  • Describe and implement the phases of media production, from the initial planning to the final delivery of a professional product.
  • Explain the legal and ethical issues related to media production and distribution.
  • 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, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. 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. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.

Preparation for the Major (3 courses; 10.5 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):