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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, digital marketing and beyond.

Choose From Three Majors …

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Digital Media

Students learn a core set of media skills and receive direct training in one of three tracks: digital audio and video production, digital animation and game design, or writing for film and television.

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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.

Develop Job-Ready Digital Skills

Advances in digital media have opened up new opportunities for employment and artistic expression. From video production and sound design to the multibillion-dollar gaming industry, 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 incorporating digital media into their business plans.

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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