Digital Media Design for Learning

New York University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
21540 USD/year
21540 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Working with established and emergent digital media, in the Digital Media Design for Learning program from New York University you will design rich technology-based, multimedia learning environments, understand and evaluate their use in varied educational settings, and conduct research on how people learn with technology.


You will study media design principles and theoretical perspectives drawn from the cognitive sciences, the learning sciences, developmental models of learning, constructivist and constructionist philosophies of learning, and social learning theories. 

Our Digital Media Design for Learning program from New York University exposes you to the design of computer-based, multimedia simulations and games for learning, dramatic and documentary narratives, media that support advocacy and advance social justice, the educational potential of social media, educational data mining, learning analytics, and educational applications of media and technology for international development.

Careers and Outcomes

You’ll have the skills and knowledge for a breadth of careers, including:

  • Designer or producer in educational software companies focused on technology-based learning
  • Consultant to schools and school districts at all levels, as an academic technology coordinator or professional development specialist in the integration of technology in curriculum and instruction
  • Faculty member or other leadership role in a college/university setting in areas such as: instructional design and technology, faculty teaching and learning support services, academic innovation, and online/e-learning course development
  • Director or instructional designer in learning and development departments within corporate settings

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of the Learning Sciences
  • Design Foundation 
  • Design Process for Learning Experiences
  • User Experience Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade credit average of 3.0 for the baccalaureate degree

  • Some experience (professional, academic, or personal) in a related field, such as psychology, learning, design, technology, or media

  • Basic or, preferably, intermediate skills in technology, e.g., computer-based multimedia, web or productivity tools, or video. That is, applicants should be very comfortable using computers and the Internet, but need not be programmers or media developers

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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Digital Media Design for Learning
New York University


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