Online BS in Digital Design Program Crafting Creativity in the Digital Realm


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

For centuries, art has been a staple of the human experience. Painters, designers, architects, and writers have used their varying forms of art as an outlet to send messages they couldn’t otherwise articulate. Art can be more powerful than words, and it is very much alive and well today. While painters still paint and architects still sketch, the world of art has welcomed a new, dynamic addition: digital design.

Storytelling is the backbone of communication – it’s how we build friendships, forge connections, empathize with one another, and settle disagreements. Storytelling is also an integral part of business. Oftentimes, the company that tells the best stories is the company that experiences the most success. However, to relate to potential customers and tell effective stories, a company must understand its target audience.

Here’s a glimpse into the U.S.’s digital landscape:

  • About 85% of Americans own a smartphone – a 50% increase from 2011.**
  • Nearly 75% of U.S. residents own a computer.**
  • 50% of Americans own a tablet.**

By partnering with Liberty for your digital design degree, you can learn how to create engaging content for this digital audience – driving sales, spreading messages, and telling visual stories. The skyrocketing popularity of digital platforms presents an incredible opportunity for college graduates, and Liberty’s digital design program can help you pursue in-demand digital design jobs.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

**Pew Research Center at Mobile Fact Sheet (viewed online Sept. 22, 2021).

What is digital design?

Digital design is a form of visual communication that is specific to electronic devices like smartphones, computers, and tablets. Digital design pieces are typically interactive — meaning the user can physically touch the design and induce action or movement within the piece.

In the core content of our Bachelor of Science in Digital Design, you will study both 2D and 3D design. You will also study art history and be challenged to think critically about the nature of creativity. Additionally, you will study 20th– and 21st-century art; examine how art, culture, and technology overlap; and explore the fundamentals of graphic design.

At Liberty, we want to provide you with ample opportunity to study the topics you’re most passionate about, which is why our digital design degree’s specializations are 33-42 credit hours long — double the length of most degree specializations. This does not increase the length of your degree. Rather, this degree places a heavier emphasis on specialization than most of our online degree programs. That way, your time at Liberty can be spent learning about the topics you care about the most.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our digital design degree program can help prepare you for several career paths, including: 

  • Cartoonist
  • Character designer
  • Children’s book artist
  • Comic book artist
  • Concept artist
  • Graphic novelist
  • Illustrator
  • Professional photographer
  • Production artist
  • Storyboard artist

Our Bachelor of Science in Digital Design offers a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses various specializations tailored to meet the evolving needs of the digital landscape. Each specialization is designed to provide you with a foundational understanding of digital design principles while allowing you to focus on your specific area of interest.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.