Digital Arts and Media Design, B.Des.
Bachelor of Design in Digital Arts and Media Design
Design. Develop. Discover. Create on the edge of technology!
Become a creative problem-solver and learn to think critically in a collaborative environment. Develop your skills in the most up-to-date technologies but will also prepare you for the future of your field.
Earn a Bachelor of Design in Digital Arts and Media Design in Art at Penn State
Are you ready to go digital with your creativity? Join us in the studio!
Digital Arts and Media Design uses digital arts technologies in studio settings to challenge artists and expand ideas.
Digital artists manipulate computer software through coding to expand the potential for creating new forms of artmaking, including interactive games, simulations, or as immersive environments that require active participation by a viewer.
This degree represents an interdisciplinary approach to emerging technologies and the arts and design disciplines and prepares you for a growing and rapidly changing field of study.
Students may choose from one of three primary tracks in the program:
Is the B. Des. in Digital Arts and Media Design right for you?
You are inspired to think in computer languages and graphic communication. You consider digital devices flexible and adaptive studio spaces where you come up with your best ideas. With this degree, you will be equipped to engage with the ever-changing face of digital media and the open-ended nature of digital design. Students who earn this degree design video games, build virtual environments, and enjoy careers in digital art, web-based design, 3-D modeling, animation, game development, video and motion graphics, and interactive media.
If your curiosity and creativity are stimulated by thinking visually in computer languages and digital communication, take your passion to the next level. Meet your technical, creative, and intellectual needs of visual thinking, computer programming, and graphic communication.
A day in the digital life...
From seminars to hack-a-thons and coding sessions to fabrication workshops, you will immerse in daily creative activities.
Meliza Fermin is an award-winning visual effects artist across television and film genres. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects for her work on the television show Heroes, and Emmy certificates for her contributions to The Battle of Gettysburg and American Horror Story. Currently, Meliza works at Fuse FX as a senior digital matte painter on shows such as American Horror Story and Timeless.