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Admission and Portfolio Requirements

Digital Design and Scientific Media Design Programs

About the Digital Design program at UC Denver

Digital Design is a screen-based graphic design program at the University of Colorado Denver. The Digital Design program integrates 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 design, motion graphics and branding design in downtown Denver. Digital design is part of the Visual Art Department within the College of Arts & Media.

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. Graduates​ will be prepared to become​​​ future designers and art directors entering the field on the cutting edge of electronic design.


Admission to Digital Design, as a major or minor, and the Scientific Media Design major requires a portfolio review.

Prior to a portfolio review and formal admission into Digital Design students are allowed to enroll in FINE 2405 Intro to Digital Design and FINE 2415 Typography. All other design classes require acceptance into the Digital Design program.

Students who are applying for entrance into the BFA Digital Design emphasis (minors and majors) and the Scientific Media Design major are required to submit portfolio for review.

Instructions for submitting your portfolio including application procedure, eligibility, deadlines, evaluation, etc., can be found on the Portfolio Submission Instructions page.


Please contact for program and portfolio information, or contact the Digital Design area head, Bryan Leister, at​