45-hour B.A. in Digital Media Arts

Valpo’s digital media courses focus on visual communication and creative thinking and help students learn to apply those skills across a variety of computer-assisted media. The program also exposes students to professional-level software used for graphic design, photography, animation, video editing, and related fields.

The degree program culminates in the senior thesis, an intense, project-driven learning experience. Students design and present their project proposals in the fall and execute the projects throughout the spring semester with supervision from the art faculty. The final works are exhibited at the end of the semester.

The degree prepares students for work in graphic design and other visual communications fields and can also qualify them for further study at the graduate level. Students are encouraged to complete internships in the arts, but this is not a degree requirement.


B.A. students in art at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.

Art Courses

ART 101 Ancient to Medieval Art History 3 credits
ART 102 Renaissance to Modern Art History 3 credits
ART 121 Drawing 3 credits
ART 130 Introduction to 2D and 3D Design 3 credits
ART 132 Introduction to Design and Digital Media 3 credits
ART 163 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 credits
ART 230 Graphic Design I 3 credits
ART 324 Digital Video Art 3 credits
ART 330 Graphic Design II 3 credits
ART 331 Web Design 3 credits
ART 336 Digital Media Arts Thesis Planning 3 credits
ART 387 Motion Graphics 3 credits
ART 436 Senior Thesis in Digital Arts 3 credits
ART 463 Advanced Digital Photography 3 credits
One additional 3 credit course in art 3 credits
ART 399   Art Colloquium (0 credits) – must be taken every semester  
TOTAL 45 credits