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Create Impactful Learning Experiences

MA in Digital Media Design for Learning

Learn to design impactful learning tools and experiences including traditional and emerging media, simulations, apps, games, maker spaces, learning analytics and more with NYU Steinhardt's MA in Digital Media Design for Learning (DMDL).

Study with internationally renowned faculty, who use studio-based and seminar-style learning approaches. Create a program of study to fit your professional goals and interests. Take advantage of our robust internship program in New York City and beyond.

NYU Steinhardt is ranked the #6 Best Graduate School of Education by U.S. News & World Report.


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Digital Media Design for Learning alum Jorge Santiago

The most rewarding part about being an Instructional Designer is that I get the opportunity to build meaningful learning experiences that impact learners. I work with an international team across multiple time zones, I get to make decisions that affect teachers and student learning in the classroom, and I am constantly learning and applying new ways of building learning experiences for both teachers and students.

Jorge Santiago (MA ’13), Instructional Designer for McGraw-Hill Education


Prepare for a career in creative learning design in higher education, museums and cultural institutions, schools and school districts, workplace settings, ed tech companies, and more.

Equity and Belonging at NYU Steinhardt

Our community of students brings a spectrum of identities, experiences, and viewpoints. We strive to create a supportive learning environment that provides opportunity for all, where everyone can thrive by seeing the world through many perspectives, regardless of race and ethnicity, nationality, class, sex, gender identity and expression, ability, faith/belief, sexual orientation, and age.

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Financial Aid

Our goal is to make Steinhardt an option for everyone, including underrepresented populations, international students, and people with special challenges on their path to graduate education. Your financial aid picture may include our many scholarship opportunities, federal aid, private loans, and more.

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