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Digital Media Design Master’s Degree Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online and On Campus

  • Average Course Tuition


  • Total Number of Courses


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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.

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.

Our Community at a Glance

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.

  • 36

    Average Age

  • 1

    Average Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 87%

    Work Full Time

  • 97%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 49%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued to Deepen Expertise

Harvard Extension School saved my life, not just academically, but in a manner much more profound and transcendental.

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 (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $37,200

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.

Learning & Connection

Deep learning springs from human connection. That’s why we work so hard to bring people together — whether in a live virtual classroom or an in-person seminar on campus.

Our approach to online learning fosters interaction without sacrificing flexibility. Each week, you’ll engage with your instructor, participate in peer discussions, and receive one-on-one support from teaching staff—all from your home or office.

Online Learning at Harvard Extension School
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