Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Design and Development.


Channel your artistic talents and eye for design into a Bachelor’s in Multimedia Design and Development from DeVry University. You’ll learn how to use web and media design tools to create digital and web-enabled content that can be applied to just about any industry and field. You’ll also have the opportunity to take the Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA)1 exam, adding even more credentials to your portfolio.


Our Bachelor’s in Multimedia Design and Development will help you understand both the technical and creative aspects of content creation and delivery in the digital age. Through targeted coursework, you can learn key software applications in Adobe Creative Cloud, design principles, animation skills, web video editing, multimedia management, graphic media and production skills. Our curriculum is designed with concepts from the exam, which means you’ll be prepared to take the ACA exam just by completing your classes.

Multimedia Design and Development Specializations

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Design and Development in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



What You'll Learn

The Bachelor’s in Multimedia Design and Development covers the following:

  • Multimedia Integration
    Use multimedia authoring tools and techniques to create interactive websites and dynamic web applications by integrating assets such as video, audio, images and animation.
  • Database Methodology
    Study concepts and methods fundamental to database development and use, including data analysis, modeling and structured query language (SQL) Explore the basic functions and features of database management system (DBMS).
  • Content Creation and Management
    Write, design or edit web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Web Technology
    Understand current web technologies and web development practices.
  • Code Review
    Learn to evaluate code to ensure that it is accessible, valid and properly structured; meets industry standards; and is compatible with browsers, devices or operating systems.
  • Software and Programming Proficiency
    Understand and use web programming languages, such as HTML5 and CSS3 as well as industry-specific software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud®.
  • Web Development
    Learn to use cascading style sheets (CSS), databases and code to improve the operation of front- and back-end website development.


The knowledge and skills embedded in the Bachelor’s in Multimedia Design and Development provide students with a basis for taking external industry certification exams, including the Adobe® Certified Associate exams.1

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification validates that you have basic, entry-level skills in digital communication, creation, and design using Adobe software. Certification by Adobe is an immediate way for you to stand out and be noticed.

The ACA exam is offered in six areas:

  • Visual Communications using Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe® Illustrator®
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe® Dreamweaver®
  • Video Communication Using Adobe® Premiere®
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe® InDesign®
  • Interactive Media Using Adobe® Flash® Professional


Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Bachelor’s in Multimedia Design and Development may consider careers in the following areas:

  • Art Director

  • Craft and Fine Artist

  • Video Game Designer

  • Web Content Producer

  • Web Developer

Core Degree Courses

Business and Computing

BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab

Multimedia Core

MDD310 Multimedia Standards
MDD340 Business of Graphics
MDD410 Emerging Multimedia Technologies
WGD201 Visual Design Fundamentals
WGD205 Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
WGD210 Digital Imaging Fundamentals
WGD229 Information Design
WGD232 Web Design
WGD235 Web Animation
WGD242 Advanced Web Design
WGD251 Responsive Web Design
WGD260 Media Portfolio

Senior Project

MDD460 Senior Project I
MDD461 Senior Project II

General Degree Courses3

Communication Skills

ENGL1124 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking


HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS325 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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1Adobe Certification Programs,,, visited January 11, 2016. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
2Students can start the program in “Undeclared” status. A specialization must be chosen before the completion of 60 credit hours.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take an additional six semester credit hours of general education coursework from among the following course areas: communication skills, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Courses selected in humanities or social sciences should be upper-division coursework (DeVry courses are numbered 300-499).
4Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
5Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
6Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.