The art and business of design

The online Master of Arts in Design & Media Management program is created for students interested in the art and business of design and media industries*. If you’re not willing to limit yourself to just management or art, this combination program will introduce you to elements of each—including design, data analysis, media and business skills. 

You’ll have the opportunity to gain knowledge in how to connect with consumers, build brands, and deliver solutions. And you’ll create a portfolio of work that showcases your experience in business, management, and technology. This creative and business one-two punch differentiates the program from others—as does the creative community that will support you throughout your studies. Both students and professional faculty** will share experience and feedback that may help you to transition from concept to creation. After graduation, you may pursue employment in advertising agencies or design studios.

This is a rigorous program, but you’re designed for it. 

What Will I Study?

Our curriculum is designed to help develop the tools and skills to pursue employment in the industry. Students will be mentored by faculty – many of whom are working or have worked in the industry and obtain invaluable guidance to create a standout portfolio.


These concepts show you how to evaluate business decisions based on historical & empirical data, methodological information, and forecasting sources.

Theoretical management concepts


Learn leadership skills including negotiation, conflict resolution, diversity & inclusivity, motivation, and team building.

Professional skills


Discover the financial tools, marketing principles, operations theory, and innovative business strategies used to meet evolving market needs.

Art and business acumen


Analyze and synthesize data for business propositions, presentations and campaigns, strategic plans and policies, digital media and grant proposals.

Design and data analysis


Learn to use research to create beneficial & profitable design and media ventures, while assessing competitive environments and performance prospects.



Study product development, planning, marketing, and implementation--including the value of design and innovation in creating sustainable outcomes.

Media and business methodologies

Technology Fee

Each degree offered includes an Introductory Technology Fee designed to provide you with the technology you need to get started with your program. The fee covers the cost of an iPad, Apple Pencil and a smart keyboard. In addition, each program includes a Technology Fee that provides the industry-relevant tools and specialized software you’ll need as you move through coursework and assignments. The items included as part of this fee will support your collaboration with other students and assist you in creating a portfolio to present to potential future employers.
• Students have the option to opt out of the Introductory Technology Fee and/or Technology Fee and purchase necessary technology on their own. Tuition includes required eBooks and basic software for all courses within the student's program of study. Students are responsible for procuring and/or replenishing any other equipment or materials as required. Please contact your enrollment counselor for a full list of items that make up the technology fee. Technology specifications are subject to change and/or be replaced with a comparable item due to vendor availability. Some technology fee components are distributed over the course of a student’s program; some technology fee components are downloadable items.

  • Laptop and external hard drive 
  • Program specific software, including the Adobe Suite. 

Length & Cost



Timefame: 6 Quarters



Quarter Credit Hours: 48



Cost per Credit Hour: $655

Upcoming Start Dates

Prospective students may apply for admission at any time. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible prior to their intended start date. Admitted students may begin their program of study at the start of any quarter (i.e., October, January, April, or July) or mid-quarter (i.e., February, May, August, or November).







Program Requirements

Application Requirements

The online Master of Arts in Design & Media Management at Miami International University of Art & Design Global Campus builds upon knowledge gained in a successfully completed undergraduate program. Individuals seeking to apply for the master’s degree program must first complete an online application form. Within ten days, the applicant must submit official transcripts from his/her undergraduate college or university. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have earned a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.7 or higher from an accredited degree-granting institution.

International applicants should hold a degree comparable to the baccalaureate granted by a regionally accredited institution in the United States, with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher.

In addition to transcripts, Miami International University of Art & Design Global Campus uses additional criteria to determine if an applicant will be a good fit with the department. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent, three letters of recommendation (two academic letters and one professional), and a portfolio of work. GRE scores are not required for admission, however, performance on the GRE may assist in the admissions decision.

Technical Requirements

To successfully participate in online learning, students must have a computer and stable internet connection. Additional software and hardware differs by program of study. Have questions about whether you’re set up to start online learning? Talk to one of our Admissions Representatives.