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Associate of Applied Science

Digital Arts & Design

About This Program

Visual art has a wide range of applications across many fields. It can influence consumers, connect individuals and organizations, and inspire conversation.

The Digital Arts & Design Associate of Applied Science degree program pairs art and technology to help you create designs for motion graphics. You’ll explore the entire design process using current hardware and software in the design world.

Named one of the Top Design Schools — Graphic Design USA, 2023

Upcoming Start Dates
  • May 6
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 5

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Program at a Glance




Associate of Applied Science


This program is designed to be paired with the Visual Arts Bachelor of Science Completion Program with a Concentration in Digital Arts & Design.

  • I'm a visual person.
  • I'm interested in how special effects, 3D art, and motion graphics are made.
  • I'm always doodling.
  • I'm good at working with other people and trying to understand their needs.
  • I can take constructive criticism.
  • The details matter to me.

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Design & Art Theory - This course provides an understanding of composition, design, art, basic color, and graphics through a study of varied artistic styles and their sociological and psychological effects throughout history.

Typography & Page Layout - Students will learn how to use typography as a critical part of page layout as they continue to build upon their knowledge of design concepts.

Motion Graphics - This course emphasizes design from a problem-solving point of view and explores the production-timeline and graphical requirements of a motion-graphics project by demonstrating the manipulation of designed assets.

Full Sail's Project LaunchBox™

Project LaunchBox™ is a Full Sail program that provides students with powerful technology to help create projects. All of your files, multimedia creations, and coursework are at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Request more information about this program.

Pricing and package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Project Launchbox

Pricing and package specifications are subject to change. Some Project LaunchBox™ components are distributed during students' second year; some Project LaunchBox™ components are downloadable items.

Included Components
  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • 3-yr Applecare Extended Warranty
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Download)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Apple USB-C to USB Adapter

Admissions & Financial Aid

A Different Admissions Process

No traditional application deadlines — Classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.

Program design and course order — You do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.

Accelerated Pace — Full Sail's programs are taken on an accelerated schedule, allowing you to graduate sooner.

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Funding Your Education

Tuition — Our tuition includes all costs for the full degree program, as well as all associated expenses, including textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab and technology fees, and Project LaunchBox™ - a personal technology package featuring hardware and software customized to each degree program.

Scholarships — We know that funding your education is a substantial investment. That's why Full Sail University offers a variety of scholarships for qualified students.

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