Program Summary

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Become a Design Leader in the Creative Industries

There is a need for multi-domain design thinkers and makers able to meet the challenges of today's complex world. The Penn State World Campus Bachelor of Design in Digital Multimedia Design can help you prepare for a rewarding career in a variety of creative industries including technology, media, product design, and marketing. In this interdisciplinary program, you can learn to adapt the design process to solve contemporary, real-world design issues. Learn to discover, define, develop, and deliver compelling design using information technology and communication. 

Your Penn State Digital Multimedia Design Course Work

This program integrates courses in visual arts and design, information sciences and technology, communications, and General Education electives. You'll create projects using leading multimedia applications and programming languages in this dynamic, project-based curriculum. You'll also have the opportunity to study in a collaborative format that will allow you to work with other students to further explore and apply what you're learning.

Renowned faculty from Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture, College of Information Sciences and Technology, and the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications teach the courses offered in the Digital Multimedia Design program. Through your course work, you can enhance your ability to use creative thinking and critical reasoning to organize ideas and present them in a range of visual forms, scenarios, and narrative projects.

Design Your Path

Over the duration of your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop a robust portfolio of design work as well as create a self-directed project in the capstone semester. Along the way, you can customize your experiences through the program pathways — suggested curricula in functional multimedia topics. Visit the DMD Program Hub to view a dynamic representation of possible pathways and innovative web design. 

What You Can Do with a Penn State Education in Digital Multimedia Design

As a graduate of the program, you can use your skills to create, execute, and evaluate communication strategies — making you a valuable asset for businesses, corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations. Career options may include working as a digital designer in brand, motion, and user experience, or as a web developer, art director, public relations specialist, advertising manager, or media relations professional.