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Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design

The B.A. in Digital Design couples development of traditional graphic design skills with more cutting edge education in advanced design techniques. This degree was created to lead to a lucrative career creating digital and print visuals for websites, corporate materials, advertisements and anywhere a message must be communicated visually. For some graduates, the degree leads to a career as an independent or contract designer working with selected clients.

Degree Requirements

Core Competencies Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing 4
Select one course:
  • Math
  • PHIL 1060 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 1210 Elementary Symbolic Logic
  • BSMT 3250 Business Statistics (recommended)
  • CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology
3

Foreign Language or non-Western Culture

6-8
Supporting Requirement Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
  • SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking
  • SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
  • THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
  • BSMT 2250 Business Communications
3
Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category) Credits
Humanities 12
Sciences 12
Social Sciences 12
Writing Requirement Credits
Designated writing course 3-4

 

Major Requirements

Major Core Courses Credits
MDAR 1020 Intro to Digital Design 3
MDAR 2810 Web Design 3
MDAR 2200 Digital Illustration 3
MDAR 2300 Digital Imaging 3
MDAR 2350 Graphic Design I 3
MDAR 3200 Animation I 3
MDAR 4300 Animation II 3
MDAR 4320 Digital Portfolio 3
Select one course:
  • MDAR 2050 Media and the Law
  • MDAR 2100 Visual Communication
  • MDAR 3350 Graphic Design II
3

MDAR 5010 Media Arts Practicum

3
Minor (optional) Credits
Varies according to minor chosen  
General Electives Credits
As needed to total 120 credits  
Total 120