Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media

Tailored for the working adult, the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media online degree-completion program from California Baptist University prepares students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop professionally and personally. A widely recognized and respected degree within and beyond the region’s business community, CBU’s B.A. in Graphic Design and Digital Media competitively positions individuals to advance in their existing careers, transition to new ones, and reach their professional goals. This degree is ideal for individuals who desire to pursue a career in graphic design or learn how to integrate graphic design and visual marketing to improve their skill-set in their current careers.

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media

California Baptist University Online & Professional Studies gives you the opportunity to study Graphic Design & Digital Media online. Reach your professional goals and earn your Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design & Digital Media now.

The major in Graphic Design and Digital Media provides a variety of courses that prepare students to be competitive in the workforce.  The degree is structured to provide a foundation of specific topics in areas including:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Video/Animation
Samuel Park, Graphic Design & Digital Media
Samuel Park, B.A.,
Faculty Lead

The Graphic Design program at CBU/online equips students with a skill-set and an understanding of the influences, principals and technologies in today’s evolving design market. Students will learn current technologies, and work on hand-skills, drawing, compositing, sketching, and finally portfolio presentation. Coursework in typography, communication, idea, and color, will mix with concepts of social awareness and cultural context. The discovery of the student’s own voice and purpose is the underlying goal of the program.

The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media online degree program from California Baptist University positions students for career entry and mobility in the arenas of graphic design, web design, and video and animation fields. This well-rounded degree serves as a solid educational foundation for those students planning to pursue graduate work in related fields. Students emerge from the program with a broad understanding of the principles as well as a marketable set of skills employers seek. Through personal as well as professional development, students are given the tools to confidently enter or move up in the field of graphic design.

Relevant and well-rounded curriculum

The B.A. in Graphic Design and Digital Media online degree-completion program offers working adults the opportunity to develop their acumen through advanced Graphic Design and Digital Media courses, with minimal prerequisite requirements and no time limits on transferable units.

  • Designed to prepare students to be well rounded and well-versed in the key principles of design, typography, imaging, web design, scripting, and photography
  • Students will learn the technologies, trends and principles employed by professionals in these fields.
  • Program is based around hands-on projects and portfolio building
  • Graphic Design and Digital Media courses cover a full gamut of key Design and Media topics
  • Build skills in strategy, innovative problem-solving, and critical thinking relevant to today’s work environment
  • Rigorous curriculum prepare students to be competitive in the workforce
  • Program connects aspiring professionals with successful professionals, mentors, and accomplished faculty
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited

Interactive and Faith-Based

By working with the same tools and software used by design professional, students sharpen design skills and are prepared to forge ahead with a career or advance their career in this high demand industry.  The program includes use and instruction in: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, compositing and drawing, presentation, photography, lighting, work flow, idea conception, internship, portfolio building, design history, color theory and typography.

Led by faculty dedicated to Christian values as well as to their students’ success, small class size provides an interactive environment in which students can expand their knowledge and examine their own beliefs. Keeping with CBU’s faith-based mission, classes are taught from a Christian perspective that emphasizes the ethical components within business regarding Graphic Design and Digital Media.

Professors with Working Knowledge

Dynamic forums for discussion and interaction, online graphic design and media courses through CBU’s B.A. in Graphic Design and Digital Media online degree-completion program connect aspiring professionals and accomplished faculty. CBU's faculty consists of quality professors who help to make sure that earning your degree online is an enriching and enjoyable experience.  As successful professionals, mentors, as well as instructors, professors bring practical, applicable working knowledge into the classroom, and into the hands of students.

In keeping with CBU’s mission, the BA in Graphic Design and Digital Media distance learning degree program integrates faith into coursework as it applies to developing creative design professionals with strong work ethics and moral character who are prepared to find and fulfill their purpose — professionally as well as personally.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about CBU's Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and Digital Media online degree completion program and how to apply, please attend an upcoming Online & Professional Studies Information Session. If you’re ready to advance your knowledge, skills and career, start by applying online. We look forward to helping you reach your professional and personal goals.

What are CBU's admissions requirements?
  • 24 transferrable units preferred
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Speak with an Admissions Counselor to discuss options at 951.343.3900 or cbuonline@calbaptist.edu
How much will my education at CBU cost?
  • Approximately 50 units to graduate depending on transferred units
  • Costs vary depending on the number of units transferred
  • Per unit cost is $495
How can I afford to go to CBU?
  • Financial assistance is available
  • The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Contact Admissions

Phone: 951.343.3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu


Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media Major Program (49 units)

Prerequisites to Program

Basic Drawing
Composition
Intermediate Composition

Lower Division Requirements (12 units)

Fundamental Design
Fundamental Typography
Fundamental Image
Design Movements of the 20th Century

Upper Division Requirements (30 units)

Intermediate Design
Intermediate Typography
Wordpress and Advanced Blog Design
Intermediate Image
Flash and Actionscripting
Advanced Design
Advanced Typography
Advanced Image
Web Design: html and css
Senior Project (Capstone)

Additional Program Requirements (7 units)

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Upper Division Christian Studies (3 units)
Overview of the Bible

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $14,403   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Employer Tuition Reimbursement**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$14,403   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $9,777   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Scholarship and Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Scholarship and Loan Recipient

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Disablity Scholarship**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$9,777   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $18,885   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Grant and Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Pell, Cal Grant & Stafford Loan Recipient

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$5,645   Pell Grant (maximum estimate)**
$9,084   Cal Grant A (maximum estimate)**
$5,500   Stafford Loan***

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$18,750   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes Independent Student, Junior grade level)

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