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 online coursework in Oregon State’s digital communication arts bachelor’s program will help you develop practical skills through hands-on learning experiences that introduce current and projected future trends in the new media industry.

Beyond that, you’ll gain a theoretical and practical understanding of how new media has profoundly changed human interaction throughout history. This will prepare you to anticipate and manage inevitable future changes as the media landscape continues to evolve.

You’ll learn from OSU faculty members who have strengths in writing, data visualization, media theory, viral trends, public values, sociological theories, media management, entrepreneurship, diversity, equity and inclusion, and production and management skills.

Degree requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate with your bachelor’s degree in digital communication arts. Full degree requirements and curriculum information are available on Oregon State's academic catalog. 

For details about OSU’s Baccalaureate Core, please visit our bacc core details page. You can also find information online about the College of Liberal Arts core.

Sample course topics

  • New media and culture
  • Writing for the media professional
  • Applied media aesthetics
  • Viral content
  • Social media strategy
  • Media entrepreneurship 
  • Media and power

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Find more information about transferring credits using the Office of Admissions’ single-course search tool.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you'll have the ability to add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine your degree in digital communication arts with a minor in computer science, business or political science to create an even more powerful résumé fit for today's job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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