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Digital Media and Communication (BA)

Hone your skills for communicating in the digital space through a robust study of design and content creation for various communication channels.

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Why a Digital Media and Communication (BA) Degree?

Digital Media and Communication offers students a versatile set of skills allowing them to be effective, multimedia communicators in a digital environment. Within the next decade, The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects an increase in demand (about 68,000 new jobs) for those who can navigate the digital world. Designed for students who excel in written and visual communication, Digital Media and Communication offers you a program with clear career objectives, opportunities, and outcomes.

Digital Media and Communication (BA) at Cairn

Biblical Integration

Interact with Christian faculty committed to a biblically integrated approach to professional learning.

Career Preparation

Gain experience and certification with popular softwares used in the digital media and communication industry, such as Digital Transformation Google Certification and Hubspot.

Personalized Education

Direct your elective courses toward a particular program emphasis including mass media, visual design, sports media, and marketing.

Campus Community

Benefit from the faculty, course selection, and campus life created by a thriving visual arts department and an established English program.

Internship Opportunity

Intern within Cairn University’s expansive professional network that includes both Christian and secular organizations in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. 

Academic Opportunity

Take courses relevant to today’s workforce including writing for social media and the web, digital storytelling, and mobile moviemaking. 

Honors Program

Join the Honors Program and earn an annual $2,000 scholarship.

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Required Credits: 131

Curriculum Highlights:

    • ENG 231 Writing for Social Media/Websites
    • ART 253 Interactive Media Design
    • COM 351 Digital Storytelling
    • ENG 422 News Writing & Reporting
    • COM 421 Communication Theory

Content Writer

Technical Writer

News Analyst

Graphic Designer

Sports Media Manager


Social Media Manager

Public Relations Specialist

Digital Journalist

Communication Manager


Web Developer

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

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Charlotte Gleason

Chair, Humanities department

After graduating from Cairn University in 2000, Charlotte taught high school English in public schools both in Pennsylvania and New York. Her high school students inspired her to reconsider the place of adolescent literature in the classroom, and in 2006 she completed her thesis on how to integrate both the classics and YA literature in the classroom.

The birth of her first son led her to pursue higher education, and in 2007 she accepted a position as a part-time faculty member at Cairn University. During the last two decades, Charlotte has taught in a variety of classrooms and developed curriculum for private Christian schools and home school families, including her own. Recently, Charlotte transitioned to a full-time role at Cairn. She teaches a variety of literature, composition, and education courses and serves as the Chair of the Humanities Department in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Matt Stemler

Matthew Stemler

Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Matt Stemler teaches drawing, painting, foundations of design, typography, Adobe Photoshop, and digital photography at Cairn. He also writes curriculum to further develop the visual arts program and organizes exhibits in the Connie A. Eastburn Gallery.

As a practicing artist, his installations use engineered structures and delicate effects to create contemplative spaces. Many of his sculptural objects are accented with mechanical components that resemble a farmer’s inclination to tinker, adjust, and invent. He also draws in charcoal and colorful combinations of watercolor with chalk pastel. These drawings investigate mark-making through layers of diverse textures and forms. His work has been featured in venues such as the James A. Michener Art Museum, The Myrtle Gallery, Square Halo Gallery, Art in City Hall, the Eastern State Penitentiary3 Museum, and the LGTripp Gallery. His pieces can also be viewed at

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