School of Media Culture & Design

The School of Media, Culture & Design is a thriving, dynamic school offering many challenging degree paths designed to cultivate the next generation of creative professionals.




Professional Paths

By bringing together diverse fields in the areas of media, culture and design, our programs are able to provide innovative learning opportunities in an interdisciplinary environment. The school encompasses eight undergraduate programs in the fields of animation, communication, fashion design, filmmaking, game art and design, graphic design, media technology and psychology.

Interdisciplinary Environment

Students are encouraged to explore the areas between and around these disciplines as they develop their personal vision and professional paths. Graphic Design students might select a consumer behavior course in psychology to better understand the factors that influence purchasing decisions. Fashion Design students may be interested in exploring costuming in the filmmaking department. Game Art & Design students might connect with Media Technology to understand the logic and muscle that powers their games. Animation students might look to the psychology department to understand the power of stories to influence thoughts and behaviors.

Creative Nexus

Our Communication department provides a cultural context for all of these connections, from visual communication to verbal and nonverbal social interactions to the examination of social and ethical entailments of rapidly evolving technological innovation. In the School of Media, Culture & Design, students are able to realize their educational objectives within a creative nexus that fully embraces, informs and enriches their academic journey.

University accredited by:

National Association of Schools of Arts & Design (NASAD)

WSCUC: Senior College and University Commission (formerly WASC)