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Digital Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts

To advance expertise in a rapidly growing field, students concentrate their studies in an area of emphasis between either front-end development + multi-media, or computer programming. You will develop skills with both Macintosh and Windows platforms in this area of study and will work with faculty from the Computer Science, Art + Design, and Communication departments. You will be prepared to enter a career in web design, web development, mobile app development, eCommerce, entertainment, digital marketing, or interactive animation after graduation.

What degree do I need to get hired as a web developer?
Most positions require Bachelor’s Degree, Common / Associates + Certificates

Can I get a job making cool stuff?
Employment of web developers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Digital Media Studies

Program Details

Create amazing user experiences and virtual worlds on the Internet. Digital Media Studies is a unique program that prepares students to apply HTML, CSS, Javascript, and creative apps from Adobe CC and other authoring tools. Instruction includes web page design, creative development (images, videos, sound, and animations), web page standards, and use of emerging web technologies. You will develop technical expertise, aesthetic sensitivity, and the ability to construct on-screen interfaces for mobile applications and websites. Digital media has become the new standard literacy of the 21st century. This is a pre-professional program that emphasizes paid internships and other integrative learning experiences. Exposure to industry professionals helps to guide your pathway to success and leadership. Further study of communication and business gives you a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship to digitally consumed media, yourself, and influences of internet culture.

Classes You'll Take

Admission to Clarke University

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.

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Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that helped shape them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know your name. Your professors will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Eric Wold, MFA

Eric Wold, MFA

Associate Professor of Graphic Design

I believe all keen observers of the world should critique and evaluate contemporary systems of production, consumption, and technological invention. Simply put, the Internet needs to be more fun, somewhat ridiculous, absurd, perhaps dysfunctional. It could be more experimental and even illegible. Sure, we need our online retail outlets, and clean, clear, business landing pages too. The internet is all around us; it binds us, and flows throughout our everyday environments. It is the age of augmentation…a better reality is hidden somewhere. Make it, code it, and create it.

Michael Dempewolf, MIT

Michael Dempewolf, MIT

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

I am passionate about technology and software development.  I love to write software.  I found it extremely rewarding to create something out of nothing.  I have worked in the field of technology for over 20 years.  During that time, I have come to appreciate good design and architecture.  I am constantly looking for ways to make things better.

Joshua Moris, MIS

Joshua Moris, MIS

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

I am a computer gamer.  I love playing and creating video games.  I find it stimulating and challenging to both create and play video games.  I am constantly pushing myself to be better in both areas.  I leverage these skills to help me build and create other applications that are also challenging and rewarding.  I carry the fun and excitement of playing video games over to other areas in technology: augmented reality, virtual reality, drones, Internet of Things, robotics, and big data.  My innate curiosity compels me to explore these areas to find new ideas and new ways to work with technology.

Graphic Design Erik Brolin Art
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The Classroom and Beyond


$67,990
2017 Median Pay

Web Developer/Designer

15 %
from 2016 to 2026

Employment of web developers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

100%
Job Placement

in field of study in 6 months or less after graduation

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