Digital Media, Associate of Science

Program Purpose

Digital Media is the common thread that runs through all media, art and communications work. To succeed in these professions, students need to be creative and innovative thinkers. The College of Technology at Wilmington University provides an opportunity for students to earn a two-year Associate's Degree that is an essential core to digital media baccalaureate programs.

The Associate's Degree program in Digital Media prepares students for a variety of job opportunities such as photo editing, illustration, print layout, logo design and branding, and design for mobile applications. Students will gain experience and training in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to begin creating visual art portfolios in preparation for job opportunities. Digital media designers may find job opportunities as a graphic designer, production designer, or art director.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016), there is projected growth for careers related to digital media from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. "Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television" (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).

Students seeking a career in digital media should be prepared to familiarize themselves with both Mac and Windows platforms.


Program Competencies

Students completing the Digital Media A.S. program will be able to:

  • Appraise the needs of the audience and then speak in a clear and succinct manner.  Research, construct, and deliver professional presentations using a variety of communication tools and techniques.
  • Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar:  mechanics and usage.  Correctly and ethically exhibit competence in writing for specific purposes, diverse audiences, and genres.
  • Employ legitimate and valid informational resources.

Experiential Learning

The Office of Experiential Learning takes a 360◦ approach to experiential learning. Whether you come to Wilmington University with a vast amount of professional experience and are awarded Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), or you participate in a Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity (Internships or Cooperative Education) embedded in your curriculum for credit, we provide a pathway to completing your degree.

Digital Media A.S. Curriculum

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

CTA 210 Intro to Technology

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

SCI Natural Science

Digital Media Core (30 credits)

DSN 121 Basic InDesign

DSN 210 Basic Photoshop

DSN 220 Concept Development

DSN 235 Vector Drawing

DSN 307 Intermediate InDesign

CoT Elective

CoT Elective

CoT Elective

CoT Elective

CoT Elective

CoT Electives

Students may choose from the following undergraduate College of Technology courses:  ANI, CSC, DFM, DSN, GMD, ISM, SEC, TEC, UAV, VFP.  Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as their elective.


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.