Online Associate Creative Digital Media

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Overview of the Online Creative Digital Media Program

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.

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You’ll Learn To…

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

Career Options

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


60 Total
$309/ 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.


Below are the courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Foundational & Gen Ed Courses

Foundational Course - 3 credit hours required


General Education - 24 credit hours required

View a full list of General Education Course Descriptions

  • Written Communication - 6 credit hours
  • Oral Communication - 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics - 3 credit hours
  • Natural Science - 3 credit hours
  • General Psychology (PSY 150) - 3 credit hours
  • Arts and Humanities - 3 credit hours
  • New Testament Introduction (BIL 112) - 3 credit hours

27 total credits

Core Courses


33 credit hours required


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.
  • Submission of all required items for the admissions process as outlined in the "application procedures" section of the application packet.

  • Completion of 60 semester hours
  • Completion of foundational, major, and 24 general education requirements as specified
  • 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 focuswhite 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.


The A.S. Creative Digital Media at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024