Online Associate - Creative Digital Media


Overview of the Creative Digital Media Online Associate Program

Make A Career Out Of Your Creativity

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.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • 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 Possibilities

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

Featured Courses

  • Strategic Social Media
  • Graphic Design for Digital Communication
  • Web Presence Design
  • Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling

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. 


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
60 Total $299 / credit hour

Payment Process

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc. 

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email


Below are the lists of requirements for the AS in Creative Digital Media program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.

Graduation Requirements

  • 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


Creative Digital Media Core Courses


TOTAL - 60 credit hours required for graduation

Start Date

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Associate of Science in Creative Digital Media. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.