Welcome to the new Tulane School of Professional Advancement.
Our name has changed from the School of Continuing Studies but our mission has stayed the same.
If you're interested in a lucrative career as a contract, independent, or in-house graphic designer, the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design at Tulane School of Professional Advancement may be right for you. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, including working professionals and high school graduates who are looking to go back to school and expand their skills in digital design.
The digital design bachelor's degree program combines the development of traditional graphic design skills with advanced education on cutting-edge techniques and technologies to create effective visual messaging. With a curriculum focused on building a professional portfolio, you'll be prepared to seek employment in the graphic design field immediately upon graduation.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, graphic designers make an average annual salary of $52,290. The agency also notes that about 1 in 5 graphic designers are self-employed, making this an ideal career choice for those who value a flexible lifestyle. Additionally, web developers make a median salary of $66,130 annually, while digital animators make $65,300.
Graduates of the B.A. in Digital Design program are qualified for a range of positions in creative industries and media. Job opportunities exist in specialized design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, and related industries. Potential career paths for the Digital Design graduate include the following:
During the program, students will complete hands-on courses led by industry professionals with a pulse on the latest advancements in digital design and media arts. To learn more, view the degree requirements below or request more information.
|English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing||4|
|Select one course:
Foreign Language or non-Western Culture
|Oral Communications – Select one course:
|Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category)||Credits|
|Designated writing course||3-4|
|Major Core Courses||Credits|
|MDAR 1020 Intro to Digital Design||3|
|MDAR 2810 Web Design||3|
|MDAR 2200 Digital Illustration||3|
|MDAR 2300 Digital Imaging||3|
|MDAR 2350 Graphic Design I||3|
|MDAR 3200 Animation I||3|
|MDAR 4300 Animation II||3|
|MDAR 4320 Digital Portfolio||3|
|Select one course:
MDAR 5010 Media Arts Practicum
|Varies according to minor chosen|
|As needed to total 120 credits|