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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 2020–21

  • 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, video, and still photography.
  • Build deeper knowledge of modern production methods and perspective to harness new and emerging technologies.
  • Gain experience in applied learning through varied coursework and a capstone.

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

  • 88%

    Working Full Time

  • 98%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 40%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued To Deepen Expertise

Admission and Getting Started

Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.

To get started, you take the following two courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.

  • 1 computation design course
  • 1 animation, film, or virtual reality or design and application development for the web course

Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

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 (2020–21 rate) $2,900 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,000

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.