Online Associate - Creative Digital Media

Next Start
Aug. 24





Maybe you’ve always thought you should work in marketing or communications. Perhaps you have a cloud of ideas in your mind for new content you could create. You’re probably interested in telling stories—for individuals or organizations or maybe your own personal brand. IWU’s ASCDM degree will help you take your creativity and turn it into a career path.

You’ll Learn To…

  • Be a digital media content creator
  • Use strategic storytelling principles to solve communication problems
  • Integrate your faith into your profession and learning
  • Gain experience in photography, video, social media and web design

Career Options

  • Content Specialist
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Storyteller
  • Communication Specialist
  • Marketing Project Manager
  • UX/UI Specialist
  • Freelance Content Creator


60 Total
$299/ Credit Hour*

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

21 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the university catalog.



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.

  • Completion of 60 semester hours
  • Completion of foundational, major, and 24 general education requirements as outlined in the program of study
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma

Equipment Requirements

  • Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud for students for the entirety of the program.
  • DSLR camera capable of manual exposure settings for use in capturing still images.
  • Digital video camera with ability for manual setting of focus, white balance, and exposure, as well as an external audio input option (XLR or 3.5mm mini-jack).
  • External microphone (XLR or 3.5mm mini-jack) that will work with the selected camera.
  • A minimum of three, color-temperature matched, lights (practical lights are acceptable, but a dimmable option is preferred).
  • Two external 500Gb hard drives (one primary, one backup).
  • Anytime access to a computer capable of audio/video display and the Adobe software’s minimum requirements. 


Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities,, 202-546-8713.

*Effective 07-01-2021 through 06-30-2022