Digital Media

Explore Majors and Minors in Digital Media

The role of media in contemporary society is constantly expanding. Specifically, the world of digital media is growing exponentially, creating a surge in need for new content, new technologies to make and distribute that content, and new content creators to produce it.

Elmhurst University’s digital media programs will equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for a dynamic career in film, television, game design, animation, journalism, screenwriting, digital marketing and beyond.

Choose From Six Majors …

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Digital Media

Students learn a core set of media skills and then work with their advisor to create a unique program tailored to their own interests.

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Multimedia Journalism

With its combination of digital storytelling instruction, journalism courses and media production skill-building, this major gives students specifically interested in this field a dedicated plan of study.

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Digital Marketing Communication

Prepare for the commercial production and social media opportunities of today’s media-driven workplace with a hands-on education in interactive campaigns.

Audio and Visual Production

For students who want to go deeper into the areas of audio and video production.

Game and Animation Art

For students with an interest in the digital arts associated with game design and animation.

Writing for the Cinematic Arts

This degree not only provides digital media skills but gives students a deeper understanding of story structure and the skills to write and develop stories for film and television.

Develop Job-Ready Digital Skills

Advances in digital media have opened up new opportunities for employment and artistic expression. From commercial video and audio production to the multibillion-dollar film and gaming industries, a creative career has never been more accessible or more attractive.

The core competencies students will learn in Elmhurst’s digital media programs will make them more employable—even in non-media-focused jobs, as employers are increasingly looking to hire job employees who are well versed in digital media technologies.

Recent studies show that liberal arts students who possess such skills double their chances of being hired and boost their base salaries.

All of the program’s curricula are collaborative and interdisciplinary, reaching across the University and utilizing the courses and faculty expertise of numerous departments, including computer science, English, communication, business, art, world languages, philosophy, theatre and religious studies.

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