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We operate at the intersection of artistry and technology and prepare today's students to shape and design the way we will live tomorrow.

The School of Media and Design (SMD) at the University of the Incarnate Word is home to academic programs at the forefront of creative and tech industries, including 3D Animation and Game Design, Communication Arts, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, Fashion Management, Graphic Design and Interior Design. At SMD, students are supported, and their talent cultivated by faculty who are experts and working professionals with deep ties in their industries. SMD students graduate fully prepared with the technical proficiency, elevated artistry and strong ethical foundation they need to enter and excel in the professional world.

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Explore Our Programs

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Undergraduate Program

With eight unique degree programs, students can find the right program that will elevate their talents and help launch their careers.

Bachelor's Degrees

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Graduate Program

The Master of Arts in Communication opens pathways to career advancement in a seemingly infinite number of fields and higher scholarly pursuits.

Master's Degree

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Continuing Education

The School of Media and Design also offers adult learners an opportunity to further hone their craft and sharpen their design skills.

Continuing Education program

School of Media and Design by the Numbers

News and Events

Communication Arts Receives $50,000 Grant for Studio Equipment Upgrade

In December 2020, UIW’s School of Media and Design received a $50,000 grant from the City of San Antonio to improve studio equipment on campus.

Communication Arts Receives $50,000 Grant for Studio Equipment Upgrade

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Administration BuildingThere is so much to discover about the University of the Incarnate Word and the School of Media and Design.

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Dr. Welkey

Message From The Dean

"UIW's School of Media and Design (SMD) dynamically integrates cutting-edge academic programs including 3D Animation & Game Design, Communication Arts, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, Fashion Management, Graphic Design, and Interior Design."

Dr. Sharon Welkey, Dean of the School of Media and Design

Contact the School of Media and Design

Dean's Office: Administration Building 411
Office Phone: (210) 829-6091
Email: SchoolOfMediaAndDesign@uiwtx.edu

Prepare for professional success in cutting-edge industries and pursue creative vocations through advanced study, professional preparation and whole-person development at UIW’s School of Media and Design.

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