Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Digital Communication Arts – Online

Study the intersection of media and life

By enrolling in Oregon State University’s digital communication arts bachelor’s degree program online, you’ll gain opportunities to experience a little bit of everything in the new media communication world, from content creation, media management, new media visualization, applied media aesthetics, social media strategies and beyond.

This DCA program – offered by Oregon State’s New Media Communications program and delivered online by OSU Ecampus – aims to turn you into one of the new media leaders of the future by focusing on critical thinking, analytical skills and creative expression.

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Learn innovative, cutting-edge industry standards

New media embodies the ever-evolving nature of technology integration into communication and society. In this program you will not only study the role new media plays in society, but you will also implement industry standards and trends through content creation and the application of media theory.

The Oregon State faculty who teach in the DCA program emphasize industry innovations that explore the storytelling capacity of contemporary media and technologies, as well as the various ways in which to implement and disseminate content online.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation's 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success coaching, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.

Upcoming Ecampus information sessions

Attend one of our upcoming events to talk with Ecampus about how to enroll and learn more about the online student experience.

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