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Digital multimedia design degree named ‘outstanding program’

Penn State’s first online design degree program has been honored with an award from the Mid-Atlantic Region of UPCEA, a leading higher education association.

The Bachelor of Design in Digital Multimedia Design was named the winner of the 2020 UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Outstanding Program Award. UPCEA is a national organization that focuses on professional, continuing, and online education.

The degree program, which opened in 2017, is administered by the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture and offered online through Penn State World Campus. Faculty from the College of Arts and Architecture, the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, and the College of Information Science and Technology teach the courses in the interdisciplinary degree program.

Faculty from the partner colleges accepted the award during the virtual UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Conference on October 7. The program will be eligible for the national UPCEA outstanding program award, which will be named in the spring of 2021.

The criteria for the award included the program’s originality, innovation, and cost-effectiveness.

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