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Associate in Creative Digital Media

If you have a goal of working as a professional in the world of advertising, marketing, and digital media, the Associate of Creative Digital Media at Indiana Wesleyan University is a great first step toward your goal. Through this digital media associate degree program, you can get the foundational skills and knowledge to get your career off the ground. The A.S. in Creative Digital Media also serves as the perfect stepping-stone into our bachelor’s level program. If you have a passion for telling stories through digital content creation, prefer to learn online, and have a Christ-centered worldview, IWU is the perfect place for you to earn your degree!

Why Pursue My Associate Degree in Creative Digital Media Online at IWU?

The A.S. in Creative Digital Media is a flexible online program that helps busy adults continue their education without slowing down their current lives. From tech support to tutoring, we work to offer the same quality of education you expect from a campus-based experience, taken at your convenience. Plus, when you enroll at IWU, we lock in the rate of your tuition, so you can pursue your education without the fear of unexpected rate hikes after you get started. In addition, our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career.

What Will I Learn in this Digital Media Associate Degree Online Program?

This digital media associate degree program includes a mix of general education courses and core courses that serve as an introduction to the important topics in this broad field. Students will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in digital storytelling, graphic design, video production, social media, and more. Students also learn from faculty with real-world experience and will serve as mentors, demonstrating how to implement Christian principles and a biblical worldview in the creative process.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

60 Credit Hours


$309/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

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
What You Will Study in This Associate Degree in Creative Digital Media Program

Coursework for your associate degree in digital media covers how to:

  • Develop the skills to become a digital media content creator
  • Apply effective storytelling methods to resolve communication challenges
  • Become proficient in photography, video, social media, and web design
  • Weave Christ-centered principles into your learning and career

After Graduation
Potential Careers

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

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • 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.
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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

The Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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