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Why Choose Saint Rose for Design Media Arts?

Digital content development is at the forefront of every industry. Our new bachelor’s degree program in Design Media Arts equips you to be the go-to person for all things related to digital design and communications. By exploring a broad and diverse range of media, you will develop inventive visual, written, and digital content that moves people to act and prepares you for career entry into related disciplines.

You will grow artistically through coursework in composition, design, and typography; gain design expertise with courses in digital graphics, user experience design, and photography; and elevate your communication skills with courses in writing, advertising, public relations, business, and video production. Our faculty will bring their unique expertise to the classroom, teaching you how to combine these skills for a robust and fulfilling career.

Male student drawing in class

Gain hands-on experience, developing communication strategies and designing work for real clients in the capstone class “The Agency.” You’ll be prepared with the portfolio and skills that demonstrate your ability to work collaboratively, meet professional standards, and create audience-centered objects and content for developed multi-media platforms within the graphic, digital, interactive design, and communication fields.

Program Highlights

  • Explore interdisciplinary coursework in three key areas: art, digital design, and communications.
  • Work closely with experienced and dedicated faculty to develop a strong foundation of knowledge that leads to expressive, creative solutions and digital-media based visual communications.
  • Work collaboratively with clients fulfilling their digital design and communication needs in the capstone class “The Agency.”
  • Gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology housed in our TV and audio production studios, video editing suites, and performance studios, art studios, computer labs, FabLab, and galleries.
  • The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and Saint Rose was named a “Top US Graphic Design School” by Graphic Design USA in 2015.


Course Requirements and Faculty