Online BS in Digital Design – Character Design Create Custom Characters


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Imagine creating a character that will be loved by children everywhere for years to come. What if you designed a character for a game that became a bestseller? Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Design – Character Design can help prepare you for these sorts of accomplishments. Take your talent to new heights with skills in character design for films, games, children’s books, graphic novels, and more!

At Liberty, you can train to become a skilled graphic artist with knowledge of the latest methods used in studio and digital arts. You will study the latest techniques and technology for both 2D and 3D design and learn how your designs can affect culture and society. You can also gain essential skills in typography, vector illustration, and digital imaging. These wide-ranging skills can provide you with a solid foundation to begin your digital design career.

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

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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

Pursuing a bachelor’s degree is a big investment, and here at Liberty, we want to make sure that you have the right degree for your goals. In our character designer program, we provide you the opportunity to gain useful graphic design skills that can enhance your ability to create memorable characters. Additionally, you can turn that knowledge into wisdom as you complete the practicum and undergraduate internship.  

As a character design major, you’ll have access to cutting-edge course content as well as the opportunity to complete a practicum and an internship in a graphic design setting. You’ll also study under faculty who have advanced degrees and years of experience in the digital design field. Their guidance can help strengthen your skills and give you the digital design techniques you need to further your career.

As you begin your degree on how to become a character designer, you will first cover a broad range of topics to ensure that your education is well-rounded and balanced. You will study math and science as well as develop your writing and critical thinking skills in your general education classes.

Throughout this degree program, you’ll learn about the latest in art design as well as gain a historical perspective of art from the early ages up until the present. You will also study the interactions of technology, art, and culture throughout history and see how culture has changed because of these interactions. From the printing press to the iPhone, technology has affected art and will continue to do so into the future.

Another part of your studies will involve games and their effect on society. As technology has grown, the gaming industry has surpassed the film industry and needs individuals who can help shape the future for the better. You will gain invaluable knowledge regarding the latest in professional practices and learn how to best showcase your creative work as you enter the job force. At Liberty, we don’t just want you to get an education — we want to prepare you for your career, which is why all of our courses are taught from a Christian worldview and are centered on providing career skills.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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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.