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
$318 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
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


The extensive range of study in Oregon State’s digital communication arts degree program will guide you as you decide which dynamic career paths you want to pursue, giving you the essential skills for myriad job opportunities in the real world.

This program is ideal if you want to create content, manage media communications enterprises, conduct media research and criticism, or if you want to move on to a media-related graduate program.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

If you have a background in the creative fields, computer science, business, marketing or advertising, you can blend that experience with a DCA degree for a more well-rounded education in your specific field of interest.

A job market boom for video editors

There is major interest in and opportunity for people who want to work as content creators in the U.S. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 14% growth rate for film and video editors from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than average for all occupations.

Sample job titles for digital communication arts graduates

  • Media producer
  • Game designer
  • Journalist/reporter
  • Photographer/Videographer
  • Social media strategist
  • Media manager or consultant
  • Marketer/advertiser
  • Multimedia animator
  • Web designer
  • Content creator

Career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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