Bachelor’s in Digital Media Technology

Design and deliver exciting visual content

In today’s world, we are bombarded with information in both printed and digital formats. There’s a huge opportunity for you to design a successful career creating these materials when you enroll in the bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Technology from PennWest University.

A bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Technology prepares you to design and deliver exciting visual content using print technologies such as lithography, flexography and screen printing, or digital media that can be viewed on smartphones, computers, laptops and other devices.

PennWest’s B.S. in digital media technology focuses on technical, hands-on laboratory courses that give you a foundation in both print and multimedia technology. You’ll build a solid foundation in the liberal arts while honing your written and oral communications and critical thinking skills before delving into major-specific coursework, including digital photography, vector-based graphics, 3-D animation, web publishing and a variety of print media topics.  

Professors with extensive experience in print and multimedia production will serve as your mentors and guides. You’ll gain hands-on experience working in PennWest’s five on-campus labs. They’re equipped with the latest multimedia design hardware, Adobe Creative Suite and other software and industry-standard printers, presses, screen imaging facilities and more.

Take advantage of a wide range of internship opportunities and graduate with the knowledge, technical skills and confidence you need to launch an exciting career in this growing field.

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Credits: 120

Lisa Kovalchick

Top accreditation

Only one of 13 programs in the U.S. with national accreditation for graphics from the Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC).

State-of-the-industry labs

Master leading software solutions, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effects and InDesign.

Build a professional network

Attend networking events, participate in job shadowing and more.

Digital Media Technology (BS)
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Careers and Salaries

The field of digital media continues to grow as new technologies emerge and evolve. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of web developers and digital designers is projected to grow 23% from now until 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. The print industry also remains strong, with annual U.S. sales exceeding $84 billion. In 2021, the median annual wage for web and digital interface designers was $79,890, while the median annual wage for web developers was $77,030.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to evaluate trends, techniques and technologies in printing and digital industries.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate principles of design and layout.
  3. Students will be able to solve problems related to print and digital media.
  4. Students will be able to operate various conventional and digital output devices.
  5. Students will be able to interpret specifications involved in optimizing workflow.
  6. Students will be able to design multimedia elements for printing and digital media.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

Flexible. Affordable.
Designed to Meet Your needs.