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Are you interested in photography, video production, or web design? If you’re looking to improve your communication skills, broaden your understanding of media or visual arts, or enhance your ministry in the local church, this degree may be for you.

 The Digital Media Communications degree trains you to use media efficiently and excellently as a means of communication. This associate degree allows you to choose from classes that focus on photography, video production, web design, or photojournalism—whatever digital field that the Lord has called you to pursue.

Businesses, institutions, churches, and ministries of all kinds are looking for individuals who are skilled in digital media. Mastering the skills taught in this degree will increase your marketability as an employee and provide you with opportunities to represent Christ in an ever-growing industry.


 Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate high-level communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate increased levels of media literacy and active awareness of the impact media have on our lives and culture.
  • Students will be prepared to make informed, meaningful, and ethical choices both as receivers and producers of messages.
  • Students will develop visual or physical products that demonstrate aesthetic quality.
  • Students will articulate the Scriptural worldview governing their works within the field of communication arts.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Introduction to Online Communications (3)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
The Modern World (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Visual Communications (3)
New Testament Survey (3)
Digital Imaging (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
U.S. History 1 or 2 (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Digital Media Elective (6)
Modern Creationary Thought (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Digital Media Elective (3)
Biblical Interpretation and Evangelism (3)
Math or Science Elective (3)
Open Elective (6)


Total Credits: 15

Alumni Spotlight

Harmony Bailey (’18)

Harmony Bailey (’18) graduated with an associate’s degree in Digital Media making her passion for photography a reality. “I am thankful for the opportunity Maranatha gave me to start my dream career path in wedding and portrait photography. I learned skills in the classroom that helped me prepare for what I am doing today. Now two years after graduation, I am further ahead than I ever saw possible. I never thought I would find myself fully booked in summer months. To watch my business grow because of the skills that I learned in my degree, is truly rewarding. I cannot think Maranatha enough for making this career path possible.

Related Minors

Digital Media
Office Technology

Potential Career Fields

Web Designer
Graphic Designer
Multimedia Specialist

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Mrs. Angela Morris

College of Arts and Sciences | Chair of the Department of Humanities, Professor
MS Communication, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
BS Speech Education, Maranatha Baptist University
CELTA Certification, Cambridge

Mr. Tim Mielke

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor
MFA Photography, Academy of Art University
MA Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University
BS Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

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