School and Ranking Information
While there are no schools in Reston with digital media programs, several schools within 15 miles offer degrees in this field. Based on its regional ranking and proximity to both Reston and the media hub of Washington, D.C., the following school is a top option to earn a digital media degree in the area.
- Winner: Marymount University in Arlington, Va., offers a bachelor's degree in communications program with specializations in journalism/broadcasting and visual/media communications, among other areas. Students in these specializations complete multiple courses in digital media.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||37th among regional universities in the South (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$26,430**|
|Digital Media Degrees Offered||Bachelor of Arts in Communications|
|Digital Media Degrees Awarded (2012- 2013)||26 (bachelor's degree in communications)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||58% for full-time students**|
|Noteworthy||Classes in the School of Arts & Sciences average just 17 students***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report; **NCES College Navigator, ***Marymount University.
- Honors program offers enrichment activities for all undergraduate majors
- Washington, D.C., area features myriad opportunities for digital media internships and jobs
- Communications students also can opt to complete an internship overseas
Marymount University is a private Catholic school located just over 10 miles from Reston in Arlington, Va. As of Fall 2013, nearly 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled at this university, which is just a few minutes outside Washington, D.C. Marymount offers bachelor's through doctoral degrees, along with undergraduate and graduate certificates.
All undergraduate communications students at Marymount complete courses in journalism, media communications, public relations and public speaking, as well as an internship and senior seminar. Students who opt for the journalism/broadcasting emphasis take classes in electronic publishing and broadcast delivery, as well as writing for new media. Those who choose to concentrate in visual/media communication explore digital imaging, electronic publishing, video production and web design, in addition to completing a performance media lab.