VA: Digital Design


Study graphic design in a studio-based program that focuses on screen-based mediums such as motion graphics, web, interactive design, user experience and design research. Learn in state-of-the-art labs and move beyond technology and consider the social implications of visual communication and the potential of design practice as an agent of change. By creating work that is content driven, learn the discipline of design, professional practice and social responsibility.

Digital Design graduates will go on to pursue careers as creative directors, art directors, designers, motion graphic artists, web designers, UX/UI designers, animators, illustrators, video artists and many other exciting jobs in the field of electronic design. Digital Design is excellent preparation for students wishing to go on to graduate studies in the field of digital art and design.

The Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts

With a BFA, students can choose to further their education by earning the terminal degree in Arts-the Master of Fine Arts degree. In addition to the 12 required classes for a BFA in Fine Art, Digital Design emphasis students will take a standard range of core academic and foundational art classes such as drawing foundations, 2 and 3-dimensional design, color theory, art seminar, and art history survey. Digital Design students will then select from a list of Digital Design emphasis courses consisting of 39 credits.

Admissions & Advising

Program Requirements

Admission into the BFA Digital Design emphasis or the Digital Design minor is by portfolio review.


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