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Digital Media Design Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2021–2022

  • Average Course Tuition


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Develop the skills needed to design engaging and effective digital media.

Explore the artistic and technical aspects of creating interactive systems.

What You'll Learn

Through the graduate program in digital media design you:

  • Develop an understanding and application of the latest tools in the communication portfolio, such as web design, web programming, mobile application design, video/film, game design, and digital photography.
  • Build deeper knowledge of modern production methods and perspective to harness new and emerging technologies.
  • Gain experience in project design and applied learning through intensive capstone experience.
  • Earn an optional certificate in back-end web development, front-end web development, learning design and technology, or web technologies.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Digital Media Design.

Every organization needs to tell a digital story. As a result, our digital media design graduates work in the field of IT, media production, and publishing, but they also work in management consulting, health care, higher education, and government administration.

  • 35

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 73%

    Work Full Time

  • 98%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 40%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued To Deepen Expertise

Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in two specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

I was in the midst of research on modern education and its relevance today, and I decided there are resources at Harvard that can help me put my thoughts into a process. In fact, I realized, I can change the world if I were to harness the power of technology in education.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,760

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.

How to Register for Spring Courses

Registration for Spring 2022 is now open. In this informative video, members of our Enrollment Services team will guide you through the registration process and answer key questions.

Watch Our Spring Registration Guide
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