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B.Des. in Digital Multimedia Design

Design. Discover.
We want to help you create a better digital world. Prepare for jobs or the future by developing your versatile leadership and problem-solving skills. This is more than a program. It is an approach to interdisciplinary thought. Apply contemporary design methods to engage in real-world issues through art!

Want to turn your digital skills into a digital degree?

The Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Digital Multimedia Design (DMD) is an online undergraduate degree delivered in collaboration with the College of Arts & Architecture, the College of Communications, and the College of Information Sciences and Technology, through Penn State’s World Campus.

The major prepares individuals to be leaders in digital media technologies and multimedia industries. This interdisciplinary degree develops students’ design thinking through courses in art and design, critical thinking through courses that promote active, critical and ethical use of communications media and technologies, and systems thinking through courses in information technology and human interaction.

Is the B.Des. in Digital Multimedia Design right for you?

Are you are inspired by learning processes that challenge you to explore knowledge beyond given boundaries? Do you want to build alternative options for bringing different media together, or collaborate with others to find new ways of communicating ideas? When the changing face of digital media and the open-ended nature of digital design are brought together in settings involving information science and technology, communications, and visual arts, the outcome is beyond your imagination. Challenge yourself to prepare for the future of design with us!

User experience process exploration.

Considering the B.Des. in Digital Multimedia Design? Consider this.

The Digital Multimedia Design degree expands your access to a range of learning communities – those typically out of reach for students enrolled in one program within one discipline.

  • You take courses across three colleges–Arts and Architecture, Communications, and Information Scienc
  • We are preparing a generation of 21st-century learners and leaders in art and digital design.
  • The fully integrated scope of this program will equip you with skills considered central to many 21s

Alumni Spotlight

Emmy Award-winner Meliza Fermin

Alumni Spotlight

Meliza Fermin

B.A. in Integrative Arts 2004

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.

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