BA/BS In Digital Media Arts

Earn Your Degree in Digital Media Arts at Empire State University

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Digital Media Arts programs are designed for students pursuing careers in the digital media arts and design-related fields. This flexible program of study integrates both theory and practice into the design and development of digital media art. Students will critically evaluate digital media content and examine the ethical considerations of creating and designing with digital technologies. They will explore the historical, cultural, political, and societal contexts of digital media art and design. This program prepares students to be individual and collaborative producers of digital media with digital images, digital stories, graphic design, information design, web design, multimedia production, media art, animation, and digital art. The program culminates in a digital media capstone experience based on individual student interests and prepares learners to produce a substantial digital media project and/or digital portfolio. Students who complete the B.A. or B.S. in Digital Media Arts will pursue career paths in fields that require the effective evaluation, production, and design of digital media content with emerging technologies. Graduates from this program will pursue careers such as graphic designers, media writers, visual artists, photographers, information designers, art directors, animators, filmmakers, digital storytellers, game developers, and web designers.

By the end of the Digital Media Arts Program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the artistic theory of digital media in relation to art practice.
  • Discuss the historical, cultural, political, and societal contexts for digital media arts.
  • Apply the ethical considerations of digital media arts.
  • Evaluate digital media content for authenticity and reliability.
  • Describe the artistic practice of digital media art and artists.
  • Design with an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion .
  • Produce individual and collaborative digital media art and design projects.


The admissions requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts will be the same as current undergraduate admissions requirements. The program will follow the university policy for granting prior learning (PLA) credits to be among the 93 maximum transferable credits.

Students pursuing a degree in Digital Media Arts must complete specific program requirements.

More Information

If you would like more information about the Digital Media Arts program, please contact:

Program Coordinator:

Thomas Mackey, Ph.D.
(800) 847-3000 Ext: 2790

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