Online Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media

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Communication is visual.

Lead the conversation.

We live in a visual world. Images help us connect, communicate, and create. They evoke emotion, prompt action, and break language barriers. From street signs to billboards, from web layouts to video games, images and design shape the way we live.

Digital graphics and design technologies have transformed the way creative professionals work. That means career paths and roles in the field have evolved, too. Evolution keeps things interesting — especially when it comes to all things creative.

Earn your bachelor’s in digital media online from Maryville University and you can do more than design a career you’re truly passionate about. You can become a visual communications professional with the creative chops to grow in this evolving field — and to help shape tomorrow’s conversations.

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Program Start Date: 07-03-23

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Careers for those with a bachelor’s in digital media include:

  • Graphic and interactive design
  • Advertising, branding, and marketing
  • Print production
  • Motion graphics (film and video)
  • Video game production



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Why choose our bachelor’s in digital media?

Maryville’s online bachelor’s in digital media program provides the knowledge and skills you need to become a highly valued visual communicator, which can open doors to a number of different career paths in a dynamic field.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Apply with no application fee and no SAT/ACT required

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Explore financial aid and eligible transfer credit options.

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Access 100% online coursework that is NASAD accredited.

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Learn from experienced designers and industry leaders.

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Evolve your digital media skills with industry-leading Adobe tools.

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Create a dynamic portfolio with professional faculty feedback.

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Maryville’s online Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media is a dynamic degree that includes an art history core (to train your eye as a creative) and an interdisciplinary core (to help you hone business skills in communications, marketing, and design psychology).

The program requires that you complete a total of 128 credit hours:

  • Digital media major courses
  • General education courses
  • General elective courses

Skills and Competencies

Build a strong foundation in art, interactive design, and digital media. Explore art history and build foundational skills in digital illustration, animation, game design, motion graphics, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design, visual thinking, and web design.

Learn how digital media is used across disciplines and fields. Study the psychology of design and explore its application in contemporary communication, new and social media, marketing and branding, and the broader business world.

Showcase your skills through professional projects. Design portfolio-ready pieces and complete immersive capstone projects that target your professional development — and aim to ensure you deliver the high-caliber creative today’s employers, clients, and graduate schools want to see.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020