Online Doctoral Degrees in Multimedia Design

An online doctoral degree in multimedia design may provide students with comprehensive training and skills needed to integrate multimedia learning sources and instructional design. Students enrolled in these PhD programs may learn how to implement instructional solutions, lead design initiatives, and conduct design research. In these upper-level programs, students may complete electives, a dissertation or thesis requirement, and major-specific classes, such as ethics and social responsibility, interactive design, and design initiatives.

Upon graduation, individuals may seek entry to upper-level employment. Doctoral-level graduates may find employment opportunities in design, healthcare, government, and education.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 8% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online doctoral degree in multimedia design may include a few major-specific courses, electives, and a thesis or dissertation requirement. In these upper-level programs, students may study human communication, multimedia history, and artistic expression. Core multimedia design courses may include the following:

  • Educational Research Methods
  • Instructional Design
  • Interactive Design
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Training and Performance Systems
  • Visual Culture and Design
  • Historical Approaches to New Media

Career Options

Graduates of online doctoral degree in multimedia design may seek employment in education, government, healthcare, and consulting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as multimedia artists are expected to increase by 8% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Vice President of Education Services
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Director of Instructional Design

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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