Unlock Your Creative Potential with A-State University Qatar's

Bachelor of Science in
Digital Technology & Design

Program Information

Arkansas State University Qatar’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Technology & Design is a cutting-edge program designed to equip graduates with advanced knowledge, technical skills, and an impressive portfolio in the dynamic world of digital technology and design. Our program empowers students with the latest tools, techniques, and strategies to thrive in the ever-changing digital landscape. Through a comprehensive curriculum, we ensure a strong grasp of fundamentals and staying ahead in the digital world. Our degree emphasizes critical thinking and design process best practices, enabling students to approach problems innovatively. With specialized concentrations, students can pursue exciting career paths and make a lasting impact in creating captivating user interfaces, crafting engaging digital marketing campaigns, or revolutionizing user experiences. Imagine the possibilities as a digital designer working in fields such as:

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Program DETAILS

  • 4 Years (120 Credits)
  • 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Transcripts with a GPA of 2.3/4.0.
  • High School Certificate with a percentage no less than 77-79%.
  • Proof of English Proficiency (5.5 IELTS or 61 TOEFL).
  • Acceptance Letter 
  • Two(2) Recommendation Letters
  • Motivation Letter
  • Parent/Guardian’s Salary Certificate
  • Graduates of this program can work in both government and private sector as Robotics Engineer, Data Scientists, AI Developers, Graphic Designers, Security Engineers, Cybersecurity Architects or Analysts, Cloud Architects, Cloud Engineers, Social Media Coordinators, Website or Mobile Application Developers, Game Designers, and more.

COURSE CONTENTS

Core Courses

  1. ENG 3023: Creative Writing
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)
  2. DIGI 1113: Design Literacy
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)
  3. DIGI 2783: Human-Centered Design
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)
  4. GRFX 4603: Graphic Design Internship
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)
  5. DIGI 4773: Design & Build
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)
  6. DIGI 4793: Design and Technology Portfolio
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)
  7. ISBA 1503: Microcomputer Applications
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)
  8. ISBA 2033: Programming Fundamentals
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)
  9. PSY 3613: Cultural Psychology
    Semester Hours - (3 hours)

    Sub-total: 27

Concentration Courses

1. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

  • DIGI 3023: Introduction to Machine Learning
  • DIGI 3063: Analysis and Design of AI
  • DIGI 4023: Design and Development of AI
  • DIGI 4033: AI Deployment Solutions
  • ISBA 3033: Intermediate Programming
  • MATH 2013: Math for Computational Intelligence

2. Cloud Computing & Cyber Security

  • DIGI 3123: Software Design Solutions
  • DIGI 3133: Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • DIGI 4123: Network and Data Security
  • DIGI 4133: Internet Security Solutions
  • ISBA 3033: Intermediate Programming
  • MATH 2013: Math for Computational Intelligence

3. Digital Animation

  • ART 3433: Digital Illustration
  • ART 3523: 2D Animation and Graphics
  • GRFX 3713: 3D Digital and Game Design
  • GRFX 3753: Motion Graphics

4. Game Design 

  • ART 2523: Introduction to Game Design
  • GRFX 3713: 3D Digital and Game Design
  • ART 4523: Advanced Game Design and Development

5. Graphic Communications 

  • MDIA 2053: Introduction to Visual Communication
  • GCOM 2673: Digital Prepress Workflow
  • MDIA 3673: Seminar in Digital Media and Design
  • GCOM 3673: Desktop Publishing and Publication Design

6. Mobile Application Development

  • DIGI 2003: Introduction to Coding with Swift
  • DIGI 3003: Intermediate Coding with Swift
  • DIGI 4003: Advanced Studio in Swift Coding

7. Social Media Management 

  • STCM 3133: Interactive Advertising
  • STCM 4333: Social Media Measurement
  • STCM 4213: Social Media in Strategic Communications
  • STCM 4753: Strategic Communications Case Studies

8. Website Design 

  • GRFX 2703: Introduction to Web Design
  • GRFX 3703: Intermediate Web Design
  • GRFX 4703: Advanced Web Studio

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Specific program outcomes are listed below. The Digital Technology & Design program graduates will have:

  • Developed a strong foundation in digital technology and design principles.
  • Gained practical skills in utilizing various digital tools and technologies.
  • Successfully advanced in digital technologies and design aesthetics as evidenced by their portfolios and contributions to their employers and communities through student internships.
  • Pursued graduate degrees or completed professional development activities in continuing to advance their knowledge base in fields related to digital technology and design.
  • Be able to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to create innovative digital solutions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Students will cultivate a strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in digital technology and design.
  2. Students will acquire knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
  3. Students will be able to apply a working knowledge of various digital design tools to create a body of work that responds to audience, purpose and context.
  4. Students will be able to communicate digital technology and design concepts.
  5. Students will explore emerging trends and technologies in the field of digital technology and design.

Student Reviews

Choosing the Digital Technology and Design course at ASTATE – Qatar, has helped me know and understand better the field that I would like to pursue my career in, and the endless possibilities that await me.

Choosing the Digital Technology and Design course at ASTATE – Qatar, has helped me know and understand better the field that I would like to pursue my career in, and the endless possibilities that await me.

Abdullah Al-Qahtani

Digital Technology & Design

As a student majoring in Digital Innovations and Design at Arkansas State University in Qatar, I can confidently say that my experience has been instrumental in shaping my professional journey. The comprehensive curriculum has equipped me with the essential skills...

As a student majoring in Digital Innovations and Design at Arkansas State University in Qatar, I can confidently say that my experience has been instrumental in shaping my professional journey. The comprehensive curriculum has equipped me with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in the digital design field. Thanks to Astate - Qatar.

Gulzina Abdulkarim Kyzy

Digital Technology & Design

Throughout my academic journey, I have been immensely impressed by the exceptional quality of education, diverse opportunities, and supportive environment my university has consistently offered. The Digital Technology and Design major offers a comprehensive curriculum combining cutting-edge technological knowledge with...

Throughout my academic journey, I have been immensely impressed by the exceptional quality of education, diverse opportunities, and supportive environment my university has consistently offered. The Digital Technology and Design major offers a comprehensive curriculum combining cutting-edge technological knowledge with innovative design principles to empower students in creating impactful digital experiences, allowing me to explore my academic interests and pursue research projects that have shaped my career aspirations.

Mashya K Al Hajri

Digital Technology & Design

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Digital technology refers to the use of electronic devices, computer systems, and software to create, process, store, transmit, and manipulate information in digital format. It encompasses a wide range of technologies and tools that have revolutionized the way we communicate, work, and live in today’s interconnected world.

Digital design, on the other hand, focuses on creating and shaping digital products and experiences. It involves the process of planning, visualizing, and constructing digital content with the purpose of conveying information, engaging users, or solving problems. Digital design can be applied to various fields, such as graphic design, user interface (UI) design, user experience (UX) design, web design, game design, and multimedia design.

You can apply by clicking on the apply now link here and filling out the application or by visiting our campus at https://goo.gl/maps/dzeYEWgazh7fRiBn7.  You can also reach out to one of our student advisors and they will be happy to guide you through the application process.  

Yes, when you enroll in Arkansas State University, you have the option of completing your studies in Qatar or traveling to the U.S. to complete your degree on the main campus.   

As a student at Arkansas State University – Qatar, you will be able to transfer to other universities and receive credits for the work you did at AState.  Please note that the number of transferable credits depends on the university’s requirements and the program you transfer into.  

Yes, Arkansas State University accepts transfer credits from other institutions, whether those institutions are in Qatar or abroad.

Global Studies Institute – Qatar, in partnership with Arkansans State University, offers different scholarships.  Some scholarships cover up to 20%, while others can cover up to 100% of the tuition fee.

Yes, you can transfer credits from prior graduate work. You will need to submit an official transcript and fill out the Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation Form. After your transcripts have been evaluated, you’ll receive an email from the Office of the Registrar letting you know which of your previous credits will be accepted.

Global Studies Institute, in partnership with Arkansas State University, is licensed to offer the undergraduate and graduate programs below: 

  • BSc. Engineering Management Systems
  • BSc. Digital Technology & Design
  • MSc. Educational Leadership

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