Visual Arts


Digital Design is a nationally-ranked, screen-based graphic design program integrating aesthetic, creative, and critical thinking with expertise in advanced electronic media. Configured as an interdisciplinary art and design laboratory, Digital Design offers a hands-on art school education in graphic design, interactive media, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design, motion graphics, and branding design.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, the Digital Design program produces artists and designers who will use technology in innovative ways and promotes an understanding of the cultural impact and uses of digital technologies. Students will be prepared for as future designers and art directors entering the field on the cutting edge of electronic design.



Where Do Digital Design Graduates Find Careers?

Digital Design grads often work as graphic designers, UX and UI designers, motion graphic artists for film and television, video editors, game designers, and artists and art directors for advertising, non-profits, marketing, communication and branding. Digital Design alums currently work in startups, agencies and Fortune 500 firms such as IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Hewlett Packard, Craftsy, Mozilla, Fruition, Dire Wolf, Unity and JILA. Further, the skills acquired through the Digital Design degree  are transferable to almost any medium in visual arts.


    CU Denver Digital Design is a Top Ranked Program

    Top Ranked UX Program

    Top Ranked Graphic Design Program

    CU Denver Digital Design received top honors in the country as top school for User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), and Human Computer Interaction (HCI)from Animation Career Review  in the 2024 Program Rankings!

    • #1 in Colorado among private and public schools
    • #5 among schools in the Southwest

    Graphic Design rankings

    Top Ranked Graphic Design Program

    CU Denver’s Digital Design landed among the top 15% of public universities in the U.S. (#33) according to Animation Career Review. The 2023 program rankings listed CU Denver’s program as:

    • #1 in Colorado among private and public schools
    • #33 nationally among public schools
    • #9 among schools in the Southwest


    Digital Design Student Work

    Digital Design at CU Denver integrates aesthetic, creative, and critical thought with expertise in advanced electronic media. Check out the graduating class thesis work on BFA Thesis Webpage!


    For more information about the Digital Design emphasis, email the College of Arts & Media at or call 303-315-7487.or call 303-315-1501.

    For full information about degree requirements and curriculum, visit the portfolio review page.

    College of Arts & Media

    CU Denver

    Arts Building

    1150 10th Street

    Suite 177

    Denver, CO 80204


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