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Digital Design, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #751 (QS) Newark, NJ, United States
Digital Design is an evolving and exciting multidisciplinary field that underlies many of today's fast-growing industries, from web-based communications to advertising to entertainment. The Digital Design program is offered by New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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The Digital Design Program offered by New Jersey Institute of Technology provides students with the technical skills, creative opportunities and confidence to become leaders in a multitude of design fields. 

The program draws on the School's well-established legacy as a pioneer and innovator in the application of digital and information technology. Our students and faculty have and continue to publish and exhibit work worldwide, winning international awards for design visualization and the innovative application of information technology to design.

The four-year program of study leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The first year curriculum is a Foundation Year in which all students in the School of Art + Design take design courses together.

Digital design students have opportunities to showcase their work through competitions and curated exhibits, and a number have had work exhibited at the annual conference of ACM/SIGGRAPH, the international organization focusing on computer graphics and interactive techniques. With both faculty and student participation at the national and local levels of the organization, additional career and networking opportunities arise through participation in various SIGGRAPH programs.

Students and graduates have enjoyed success with internships and full-time employment in a variety of specialties that include graphic design, game design, architectural and environment visualization, animation, web design, storyboard art, and more.

Key Facts

One of the nation’s leading public polytechnic universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    135 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History of Art and Design 
  • English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking 
  • Elements of Geometry
  • Computer Programming and Graphics Problems
  • Basic Concepts in Statistics
  • Communication in Art and Design - Traditional Media
  • Communication in Art and Design - Digital Media
  • History of Art and Design 
  • Mathematics of Design
  • Society, Technology, and the Environment
  • Understanding Technological Society
  • Economics
  • Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View 
  • History of Architecture
  • History of Games
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Video and Animation
  • Information Design Techniques
  • Structural Principles
  • General Psychology
  • Human Factors/Ergonomics
  • Introduction to Music
  • Game Architecture and Design
  • Game Modification Development
  • Acting Fundamentals for Animators
  • Collaborative Design Studio
  • Principles of Management
  • 2-Dimensional Character Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All students who apply to NJIT must submit an official high school transcript in English. When evaluating your application for undergraduate admission, we are interested in understanding how you challenged yourself relative to the curriculum that was available at your school and the trends in your performance—especially your grades in math, science, and English.
  • Your completed coursework should include English Composition, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Chemistry and Physics. We also consider the GPA that is indicated on your high school transcript. We look for students in the top 25 percent of their class. For schools that don't use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA or higher to be equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14448 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newark

  • 935 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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