School and Ranking Information
There are no schools located directly in Santa Monica that provide multimedia programs. Many of the schools with these types of programs are found in nearby Los Angeles or Culver City, including two public schools and three private not-for-profit options. Based on ranking and student population, the following university is considered a top institution for multimedia degree programs in the Santa Monica area:
- Winner: Loyola Marymount University is located just outside of Santa Monica, CA, in Los Angeles. The university's multimedia studies are offered as an area of concentration within its 4-year studio arts program. The university is the largest private nonprofit school in the Santa Monica area providing this type of program.
School Info Chart
|Category||Loyola Marymount University|
|Ranking||#3 (tied) Best Regional Universities (West) (2015)*|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $40,265**|
|Multimedia Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||76%**|
|Noteworthy||The university's College of Communication and Fine Arts belongs to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
Loyola Marymount University
- State-of-the art computer labs
- Multimedia internship provides professional experience in actual art galleries, agencies and studios
- On-site student art gallery allows students to display completed projects and assignments
Loyola Marymount University is located about seven miles from Santa Monica, California, in West Los Angeles. The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts with a concentration in Multimedia Arts program is housed within the school's Department of Art and Art History. This department blends visual and liberal arts in the majors of studio arts and art history.
The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts program includes courses in printmaking, two-dimensional design, computer graphics, design concepts and illustration. Students learn to create art in a variety of media, including pen, paint and ceramic. The multimedia concentration focuses on emerging media and technology. Courses include Web authoring and design, computer graphics, creative programming and digital photography. The curriculum is rounded out with general education requirements.