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What is digital innovation and design?

As the digital workforce continues to evolve and thrive in the 21st century, the opportunities for skilled digital innovation and design professionals are abundant.

Digital innovation and design apply digital technologies strategically to improve business operations, create unique products, enhance customer interactions and evolve with market demands.

Boise State University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation + Design combines stackable certificates and professional credentials to prepare you to thrive in this field.

In addition to earning the required Certificate of Innovation & Design as a first-year student, you will customize your degree by choosing three certificates to incorporate into your degree that align with your interests and career goals.

The 12 certificate options cover an array of topics across the field of technology. They are:

  • Applied Leadership: Hone your leadership style to address challenges as you grow into a high-impact leader.
  • +Business: Add foundational business skills in leadership, management, sales and investing to your repertoire.
  • Content Production: Explore design, audiovisual and digital tools to cultivate and activate your ideas.
  • Cyber Operations: Learn to create and protect resilient systems and networks and become an industry-ready professional.
  • Data Analysis For All: Create a data analysis case study by sharing insights and using data visualization tools from a complete analysis.
  • Esports: Learn to analyze trends in data, analytics, media and esports content.
  • IT Support For All: Learn to manage computer systems, including troubleshooting, diagnosing and solving technology issues.
  • Media Content Management: Learn to develop practical skills to produce and manage content on websites and social media.
  • Project Management For All: Develop the ability to lead projects, work with others and deliver value to your organization.
  • Social Media Creator: Explore the basics of digital storytelling and developing online content strategy by learning safe social media practices.
  • User Experience Design: Earn industry credentials by establishing a foundation in design thinking and human-technology interaction.
  • User Experience Research: Build an ethnography toolkit from field visits, contextual interviews and direct observations to understand the needs of product users.

Immediate Return on Investment

In addition to the customizability of the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation + Design, Boise State’s faculty and staff bring real-world experience to their online classrooms and a commitment to creating a positive, student-first experience for you.

The knowledge from the curriculum is also immediately applicable to your workplace, including the Certificate of Innovation & Design you will have after one year. The design of the program allows it to be responsive to the evolving needs of the industry and you.

The degree also opens the door to career opportunities across several areas of STEM-adjacent digital innovation and design, including mobile photography, 3D printing, branding, project management, mobile app development, user experience (UX) design, user interface (UI) design, artificial intelligence, web development, cybersecurity, inclusive and accessible design, prototyping, debate and feedback, data analysis, graphic design, leadership, blockchain and virtual/augmented reality.

By earning a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation + Design, you can take advantage of one of the most single-disciplined focused and relevant undergraduate degrees available.

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