Degree Overview

If you view media as a means of improving your communication skills, broadening your options for media design, or enhancing your ministry in the local church, this degree may be for you. The Associate in Digital Media degree trains you to use media correctly and efficiently as a means of communication. It also allows you to choose classes that focus on photography, video production, web design, or photojournalism. Mastering these marketable skills places you in high demand among today's businesses, institutions, churches, and ministries.

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 as receivers of messages and professional-level producers of messengers.
  • 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

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Intro 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

2nd Year

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And obviously a free t-shirt.

*Giveaway valid for first-time prospects 9th grade or above.

Related Majors

  • Communication Arts
  • Digital Media Marketing
  • Humanities

Related Minors

  • Digital Media
  • Photography
  • Office Technology


Potential Career Fields

  • Web Designer
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia Specialist

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

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people who lead this program

Jeffrey Miller

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor


Ph.D. Communications, Regent University

MA Theatre, University of Akron

BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Tim Mielke

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor


MFA Photography, Academy of Art University

MA Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University

BS Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

Luke Mielke

College of Arts and Sciences | Assistant Professor


MFA Motion Pictures and Television, Academy of Art University

BBA New Media Marketing, Maranatha Baptist University

Angela Morris

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor


MS Communication, University Wisconsin-Whitewater

BS Speech Education, Maranatha Baptist University

CELTA Certification, Cambridge

Harmony Bailey (’18) graduated with an associate’s degree in Digital Media making her passion for photography a reality. “Everything I was learning in the classroom became directly applicable to how I would use it in a work situation. I was being offered opportunities that I would have never thought possible. Maranatha gave me the confidence, and skills that I needed.” Bailey added 3 months after graduation, “I had already booked three weddings and countless other sessions. None of this would have been possible without the experience that Maranatha's Digital Media Associates Degree gave me.”

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