Online Instructional Design & Media (IDM) – Asbury University
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Online Instructional Design & Media (IDM)

8-Week Classes

Beginning in August, October, January, March and May

$399 / Credit Hour

Financial Aid Available
(Including Scholarships!)


What if you could become a learning engineer in the virtual space? As an instructional designer, you can create learning and training experiences for businesses, hospitals, nonprofits, government agencies, military training organizations, and schools. Our forward thinking program intertwines theory with practice, providing you with high-demand marketable skills across multiple industries. Come be a part of our innovative and interactive program by submitting the free application for admission online to begin building your Instructional Design degree plan.

By getting a degree in Instructional Design, you could level up your media and technology skills in online learning and virtual spaces. With learning engineering at the forefront, you could customize your career pathway in new media as technological innovations continue to expand.

“The Bachelor's in Instructional Design degree was flexible enough to take in the evenings and weekends while working full-time in my industry. Upon graduation, I more than doubled my salary to $150,000, so my degree paid for itself. I loved my college experience so much that I returned to Asbury for a graduate degree in Instructional Design."

Brittany Robinson
2020 Graduate and Current Graduate Student

“Instructional designers are in demand, and the e-learning market is booming. Asbury's professors helped me to land an amazing internship and my dream job right after I graduated. Each Asbury course that I took built upon previous courses, which ultimately prepared me to enter the field.”

Nicole Penny
2021 Graduate

Quick Facts

  • Program Delivery Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 124 total hours (up to 75 may be transferred in)
  • Potential Career Fields:  Instructional Designer, Instructional Media Technician, Instructional Technologist, e-Learning Developer, Technology Training Coordinator, Distance Learning Coordinator, Learning Experience Designer, Learning Specialist, Training Specialist, Online Learning Manager, LMS Administrator
  • Tuition Rate: Online programs tuition
  • Department Webpage: Media, Journalism & Digital Storytelling
  • Curriculum: Program Requirements

Sample Course Plan

This course plan reflects major classes only, and does not include foundational requirements or electives. The time duration of this degree program will vary from student to student depending on prior college credit, course load, and other factors. Please email to talk with an admissions counselor about your particular situation.

First Semester

  • ID 201 Foundations of Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • ID 202 Instructional Design and Messaging 1 (3 credits)

Second Semester

  • ID 211 Technology (3 credits)
  • ID 212 Instructional Design and Messaging 2 (3 credits)

Third Semester

  • ID 385-Theory and Communication (3 credits)
  • ID 410 Assessment/Evaluation (3 credits)

Final Semester

  • ID 450 Project Management (3 credits)
  • MCA 375 Junior Seminar (1 credits)
  • MCA 435 Internship  (3 credits)