Classroom and studio space at the Design and Media Arts Center

Exciting new majors in animation, design and media

Calling all creators

Are you passionate about producing something innovative? From web design to computer animation, our programs from the College of Communication and Design are designed to challenge you in ways you've never imagined. And, our Design and Media Arts Center is an artistic haven, featuring an art studio, motion capture room, green screen wall, graffiti and gallery walls, and a student lounge.

Students on their computer in the visual effects animation course.
Computer animation

Become a master storyteller and unleash your inner animator.

Is animation your passion? If the answer is yes, this is the perfect bachelor's program for you. In the computer animation program, you'll delve into screenplay writing, storyboarding, 3D modeling, cinematic lighting, technical direction and more. Plus, you'll create portfolios that showcase your perspectives while capturing your best work. 

Here's a preview of the courses you will take: 

CA 270 3D Modeling I
Learn techniques and the software used to model hard surface structures. In this course you will work from designs to produce 3D visualization of products. Concepts unique to models that can be output to real objects will be introduced. Prerequisite: Introduction to 3D Animation. 

CG 145 Storyboarding Process 
Learn how to prepare storyboards for the illustration of story advancement and the communication of concepts in a visually dynamic way.

CA 150 Digital Imaging and Painting
Use 2D and 3D photo/painting tools to gain an understanding of scanning for texture mapping techniques, image manipulation, and the printing and mounting of files for presentation.

Students design
Graphic and web design

Study advanced topics like design management, web applications, advanced motion graphics and more. 

In this M.F.A. program, you will learn advanced topics like design management, web applications, advanced motion graphics and much more. And while you are learning this, you’ll build and maintain a real website. 

Here's a preview of the courses you will take: 

CGD 560 Web Design Technology
Gain exposure to processes and advanced techniques of preparing a successful web design. Focus on advanced electronic layout, utilizing WYSIWYG HTML editor, navigation and interactivity. Course assignments require the application of computers as a professional tool to achieve creative layout development and image manipulations.

WD 670 Advanced Web Technology
Expand your understanding of web page design and development through advanced scripting languages, concepts and basic database integration. Learn how to implement Java script and AJAX to create interactive standards based web pages. A heavy emphasis on CSS styling will be used throughout the course. You will also experiment with Content Management Systems (CMS) to enable end-users to add dynamic data.

WD 610 Advanced Motion Graphics
Address advanced techniques and expand on previously learned fundamentals with motion graphics. Apply all graphic methodology previously mastered to create animation within your design through the use of typography, sound and imagery.

Students taking graphic design classes on Lynn campus.
Graphic design

Captivate audiences by learning the latest graphic design techniques using advanced software and publishing tools. 

In the graphic design program, you have the option to earn your associate's or bachelor's degree. In the associate's program, you will learn the latest graphic design techniques using advanced software. Or, enroll in the bachelor's program to learn more advanced graphic design techniques and help take your career to the next level. 

Here's a preview of the courses you will take:

CGD 112 Basic Graphic Design 
Understand the basic elements of design theory using imaginative thinking to solve communication problems. Classroom instruction and visual media provide an extensive introduction to professional design. 

CGD 115 Raster Imaging I 
Achieve basic knowledge and skills in Adobe Photoshop. The course emphasis is on photographic effects and techniques. These skills will be used as a tool for analyzing and creating various images to be used in design. 

CGD 125 Digital Photography 
Get an introduction to the fundamentals of photography and gain an understanding of photography as a tool for visual expression.

Students taking multimedia design classes.
Multimedia design

Learn web design, motion graphics and 3D design and turn your passion for multimedia design into a rewarding career.

Earn your associate degree in multimedia design and amaze audiences with your work. In this program, you will work with the latest digital publishing tools and technology, and create dazzling designs from moving and still images, text and sound. Plus, this program is also available online, which makes it perfect for those with work and family obligations. 

Here's a preview of courses you will take: 

CGD 112 Basic Graphic Design 
Understand the basic elements of design theory using imaginative thinking to solve communication problems. Classroom instruction and visual media provide an extensive introduction to professional design. 

CGD 115 Raster Imaging I 
Achieve basic knowledge and skills in Adobe Photoshop. The course emphasis is on photographic effects and techniques. These skills will be used as a tool for analyzing and creating various images to be used in design. 

CGD 125 Digital Photography 
Get an introduction to the fundamentals of photography and gain an understanding of photography as a tool for visual expression. 

Student in the visual effects animation program works on the computer.
Visual effects animation

Learn advanced special effects techniques and skills and build an impressive portfolio that will set you apart. 

Earn your M.F.A. in visual effects animation and expand your skills. In this program, you'll cover advanced topics, including design, marketing and promotion, web and multimedia, medical animation, industrial design, automotive visualization and more.

Here's a preview of courses you will take: 

CG 605 Advanced 3D Modeling
Build a fundamental understanding of 3D computer modeling, texture mapping, lighting, and rendering technology for developing animation works. Focus on the application of modeling tools, and acquire a solid grasp of fundamental modeling techniques while completing an animation project employing principal elements of 3D modeling, texture mapping, and lighting art and design.

CG 615 Advanced 3D Animation
Embark on animation projects that allow more discretion regarding theme, topic, tools and techniques employed. Get more sophisticated techniques at every stage of animation development and incorporate them into course projects. Included in these advanced techniques are hierarchical animation, time curves and motion paths, color and light animation, advanced rendering techniques, audio/visual synchronization, and procedural descriptions of natural phenomena, etc. Complete a full-blown animated piece employing one or more such advanced techniques. 

CG 625 Character Animation
Through step-by-step professor-led tutorials, you'll master essential advanced Maya modeling and animation skills through hands-on experiments. The class combines lectures with tutorials to demonstrate the mechanism of advanced Maya character modeling and advanced deformers, rigging and animation. Put the concept to work immediately in class activities, and then apply them to projects.

DMAC Students engaged in learning
Web design and technology

Impact audiences with your advanced skills in web design and learn the latest 

In this master's program, you’ll learn website design techniques, publishing tools, coding languages and website manipulation and creation. Plus, you can learn all of this online, which is perfect for students with work and family obligations. 

Here's a preview of courses you will take: 

CGD 560 Web Design Technology 
Gain exposure to processes and advanced techniques of preparing a successful web design. Focus on advanced electronic layout, utilizing WYSIWYG HTML editor, navigation and interactivity. Course assignments require the application of computers as a professional tool to achieve creative layout development and image manipulations.

WD 670 Advanced Web Technology 
Expand your understanding of web page design and development through advanced scripting languages, concepts and basic database integration. Learn how to implement Java script and AJAX to create interactive standards based web pages. A heavy emphasis on CSS styling will be used throughout the course. You will also experiment with Content Management Systems (CMS) to enable end-users to add dynamic data.

CGD 615 Design Management
Understand business management within large corporations, specialized design consulting firms, advertising agencies, and multimedia production companies. Explore the role of a manager within the professional design context. Guest lecturers include managing professionals and executives from the design industry.

Ready to apply?

First-year students 

Students attending college for the first time and planning to study in our traditional day program on campus. 

Transfer students 

Students who have  earned more than 12 credits from another institution and wish to study in our traditional day program on campus. 

Graduate students 

Students who have complete a bachelor's degree and ready for a master's degree. 

Start dates

Want to know when you can start one of these programs? Check out the start dates. 

Meet the students of the College of Communication and Design and watch their journey toward success through hands-on learning in the communication, media and design fields.

Frequently asked questions

General

What are we announcing?

Lynn University has signed an asset purchase agreement with Digital Media Arts College (DMAC). DMAC will be integrated into Lynn’s College of International Communication to become the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of Communication and Design.

The combined curriculum blends hands-on practice in design and media to cultivate innovative thinkers and career-oriented creators. Programs include graphic and web design, game art, animation, visual effects, advertising, public relations, multimedia journalism, and film and television. 

Why is this a good move for Lynn and DMAC?

The current programs offered at DMAC will be integrated with similar Lynn University programs to provide both theory and hands-on technology instruction to better prepare students for employment in a quickly changing market. The agreement also affords Lynn University the opportunity to add new programs, faculty, technology and facilities.

DMAC students will gain access to additional academic majors and enhanced student services on Lynn’s campus including university housing, dining, career center, health and wellness facilities and recreation. 

Where will DMAC fit into Lynn's organization structure?

DMAC will be integrated into Lynn University’s College of International Communication. The newly combined college will become the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of Communication and Design.

When will the transition occur?

The asset transfer is scheduled for Oct. 19, 2017.  DMAC students will have the option to transfer into Lynn and become Lynn students as of Oct. 23, 2017.  If students choose not to transfer, they will have the option to participate in a teach-out program offered by Lynn for DMAC students.

Where will the headquarters be located? 

Lynn is headquartered at 3601 North Military Trail in Boca Raton, Florida. The university will retain DMAC’s facility located at 5400 Broken Sound Blvd NW, Suite 100 in Boca Raton, Florida. DMAC’s facility will become the Lynn University Design and Media Arts Center. 

What will the new organization structure look like?

The newly created Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of Communication and Design will be wholly owned by Lynn University, led by Kevin M. Ross and the cabinet, which oversees academics, admissions, student life and daily operations to the accomplishment of the goals set out in Lynn’s strategic plan. Employees of the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of Communication and Design will report to the dean and other administrative managers at Lynn.

Will DMAC earn a seat on the Lynn Board of Trustees or Cabinet?

No. With the arrangement, DMAC administrators will stop enrolling students, providing instruction and managing operations as of Oct. 19, 2017. Lynn University will manage the transition to ensure business as usual for students.

How long do you expect the integration to take?

Integration planning and implementation began in March. Essential integration activities will likely be completed by January 2018.

How does DMAC fit into Lynn’s long-term strategy?

DMAC fits well with Lynn University’s 2020 strategic plan, allowing for the expansion of new programs and course offerings, as well as access to additional property nearby.

What are the synergies between Lynn and DMAC? 

Lynn and DMAC both share a focus on learning by doing. The newly combined curriculum will blend hands-on practice in media and design to cultivate innovative thinkers and career-oriented creators. Programs include graphic and web design, game art, animation, visual effects, advertising, public relations, multimedia journalism, and film and television. 

What challenges do you anticipate?

As with any integration of this type, the transition must be carefully managed to maintain high academic standards and ensure no disruption of course offerings or financial aid.

In anticipation of the agreement and to provide a seamless transition for students, Lynn University undertook processes related to Federal Student Financial Aid with the U.S. Department of Education. Lynn’s agreement with Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) was approved by the Department of Education on Oct. 5, 2017.

Faculty and staff in the Eugene M. And Christine E. Lynn College of International Communication also have had the opportunity to review syllabi of courses within the programs and to examine the faculty roster of the instructors in order to maintain the integrity of Lynn policies, procedures and standards. We anticipate little or no disruption to courses because classes will in most cases be taught by faculty members within the same academic disciplines. 

What should I know about campus safety? 

The Digital Media Arts College is committed to providing students with a safe environment. DMAC's Safety and Security program was created to identify workplace hazards to help reduce risks for students, faculty and staff. Read the full report. 

DMAC students

How does this impact my program? 

With the arrangement, DMAC administrators will stop enrolling students, providing instruction and managing operations as of Oct. 19, 2017. Lynn University will manage the transition to ensure business as usual for students. DMAC students may transfer to Lynn with the same semester schedule, faculty, tuition rates and financial aid eligibility, plus added benefits, which include access to additional academic majors and enhanced student services on Lynn’s campus. 

DMAC students may also choose to participate in a teach-out provision, which provides the same semester schedule, faculty, tuition rates and financial aid eligibility, without the use of the additional Lynn services. 

Lynn and DMAC have established transition teams at both institutions to quickly and effectively address inquiries and expedite program completion for all DMAC students. Upon completion of your program, Lynn University will confer your degree.

Do I have to transfer or accept the transfer or teach-out option?

Yes, if you want to complete your current program. Otherwise, you may choose not to proceed or you may transfer to another institution.

Is there a due date to make this transfer or teach-out decision?

DMAC will cease operations as of Oct. 19, so students must elect an option by Oct. 19. The new semester begins on Oct. 23. All degrees earned after Oct. 19 will be conferred by Lynn University. 

If I decide the teach-out option can I choose to transfer later?

Yes, you may transfer to Lynn at any time.  The teach-out will only be offered for a limited time to aid the transition for DMAC students, so if you choose to transfer now, you may not switch to the teach-out option later.

What is the transfer process?

Students will need to complete a form indicating their choice of either transfer or teach-out option. If you have not already completed the form, contact Mike Arsenault at marsenault@dmac.edu.

Will all my credits transfer?

Lynn has agreed that DMAC students will be able to transfer all of the academic credits they have earned at DMAC so that they can proceed in their program on the same schedule, the same semester-based system and the same tuition as DMAC was charging. There will be no transfer fees. 

DMAC students who transfer to Lynn University and maintain the same academic program will not be required to take additional courses. DMAC required undergraduate general education courses will be substituted by Lynn University core courses, however. The university will waive the requirement for a minimum number of courses to be taken at Lynn.

What is a teach-out provision?

A teach-out provision is a written plan developed by an institution that provides for the equitable treatment of students if an institution ceases to operate before all students have completed their program of study. In this case, students who wish to remain enrolled at DMAC can opt for a teach-out by which Lynn University faculty will continue to offer their program on behalf of DMAC. This would not entail any change in tuition or fees, schedule or location of courses. Upon completion of your program, Lynn University will confer your degree.

If I’m graduating in December, do I need to choose?

Yes. DMAC will cease operations as of Oct. 19.

I finish my degree on Oct. 18. What does this mean for me?

You will graduate with a DMAC degree.Stay tuned for more details about commencement from DMAC. Additionally, you will be welcomed into the Lynn alumni family. If you’re continuing education, you also will have opportunities with Lynn. 

Can I take a combination of Lynn and DMAC courses?

Yes, DMAC students who transfer also will have the opportunity to select a Lynn major. Students pursuing a Lynn major must complete Lynn’s program requirements and pay standard Lynn tuition.

Will I graduate with a DMAC degree or Lynn degree?

Upon completion of your program, Lynn University will confer your degree. When the transaction is complete, DMAC will close and cease operations.  

Will my tuition increase?

DMAC students can proceed in their program on the same schedule, the same semester-based system and the same tuition that DMAC was charging. Lynn will offer scholarships to match the difference between DMAC and Lynn tuition to current DMAC students and new students enrolling during the 2017-18 academic year. This means your out-of-pocket cost will remain at its current level through completion of your degree as long as you remain in your existing academic program. Incremental annual tuition increases may still apply.

DMAC students enrolled prior to January 2018 who leave their current academic programs, but decide to come back at a later date, may be eligible for scholarships at reduced tuition rates. 

How do I apply my federal financial aid to Lynn?

You will need to re-submit your FAFSA to include Lynn’s OPE ID number (001505). For more information, please contact Lynn Student Financial Services at +1 561-237-7185.

What is Lynn’s FAFSA code?

The Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FAFSA) code for Lynn University is 001505.

How can I help ensure my financial aid is unaffected?

Students can have their FAFSA records sent to Lynn University for continuance of financial aid processing for this academic year. This should be done prior to Oct. 19, 2017.

Will current DMAC scholarships transfer to Lynn?

Yes.

Will I be eligible for new scholarships?

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and aid that may help offset cost of attendance. Please contact Lynn’s Student Financial Services team at +1 561-237-7185 to discuss specific details regarding individual scenarios, including eligibility to Lynn scholarships. 

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Will Lynn keep current Federal work study and DMAC student jobs?

Yes. Depending on the type of student job you hold, you will be advised to complete required paperwork through the Hannifan Center for Career Connections or directly with Employee Services so that you can be added to Lynn’s payroll. Checks and direct deposits are distributed on a bi-weekly basis.

Will we have access to Lynn’s student jobs?

Yes. Speak with Career Connections to identify Federal Work Study, Lynn internship and paid student worker opportunities. Employee Services can also advise students about Graduate Assistant roles. Click here for more information.

Do I need to pay for a parking pass?

No. You will receive your parking pass upon registering your vehicle at orientation Oct. 20.

Will we still have 7.5-week courses?

Yes.

Will we still have the three main semesters?

Yes.

Does Lynn use Canvas?

Yes. To ensure a smooth process, Lynn will maintain DMAC’s Canvas until all students are transitioned to Lynn’s campus. You will receive a Lynn ID, student number and lynn.edu email address at orientation on Oct. 20. After this, please watch DMAC’s Canvas closely for updates regarding the transition to Lynn’s Canvas.

What will happen to our licenses and storage?

All Adobe licensing will be transferred to Lynn and become accessible through your new lynn.edu email address. Our IT team is committed to making this transition as smooth as possible. More details will follow the Oct. 20 orientation.

How/where will we enroll in classes now? Do we still enroll two semesters at a time?

See your academic advisor to enroll in classes. Yes, DMAC students will still enroll two semesters at a time through the 2017-18 academic year. DMAC students may also elect to enroll in Lynn classes now, which are offered in 15-week and 8-week terms (depending on the program).

Where will I take classes? 

Most hands-on studio classes will be offered at the former DMAC facility, which will become the Lynn University Design and Media Arts Center. Other core classes and electives may take place on the Lynn University main campus at 3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida. 

Will my professors change? 

All DMAC faculty will be extended offers of employment by Lynn, contingent upon completion of background and credential checks. You will also gain access to new highly qualified faculty at Lynn who will bring additional skills and experience. We anticipate little or no disruption to courses because classes will in most cases be taught by faculty members within the same academic disciplines. 

How does Lynn manage grades and attendance?

Lynn University issues a scholarship index (GPA, or grade point average) at the midterm point and at the end of each semester. The 4.0 GPA is determined by dividing the total number of earned quality points by the number of hours. Students can find this grade at my.lynn.edu or grades.lynn.edu.

Attendance is taken at each meeting of an on-campus class, or via discussion participation and assignment completion in online classes. Further information can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Lynn is an iPad-powered school. Will I get an iPad? 

iPad Pros will be distributed on a per-course basis and must be returned upon completion of a degree program or purchased upon separation.  

Who should I contact if I have questions?  

Contact your academic advisor.

Will I have the option to live in Lynn University housing?

Yes. Lynn’s Housing and Residence Life team would gladly welcome any DMAC student who wishes to move onto campus for the remainder of Lynn’s fall term (through Dec. 16) or for the spring semester (Jan. 2–May 12). Lynn offers a variety of room types for students, including doubles and triples. Housing assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis depending on availability.

How much does on-campus housing cost?

Room and board starts at $5,985/semester. DMAC students who move-in as of Oct. 23, 2017 will receive prorated pricing for a partial Fall term. For pricing information, see: https://www.lynn.edu/admission...

What amenities are included with on-campus housing?

All students living on campus receive an unlimited meal plan in their housing cost. Our dining facility is open 24/7 for students. Those living on campus also have access to the campus post office, laundry facilities, study space, and lounges for hanging out with friends. In addition, those living on campus has easy access to our fitness center, two pools, outdoor recreational fields, as well as regular social activity in and around the residence halls.

How do I apply for on-campus housing?

Students who wish to reside on campus must submit an online application, contract, and housing preference form at https://my.lynn.edu/ICS/Orientation/Undergraduate_Day_Students.jnz

If I live on-campus, can I choose my own roommate?

Students may request to be housed with a specific roommate, and we will do our best to accommodate based on space availability and mutual interest.

Can I submit artwork to Celebration of the Arts?

Yes, and we strongly encourage you to do so.

Lynn students

Does this impact my program?

All Lynn programs remain unchanged for Fall 2017. Changes become effective in Fall 2018.

Can I change my major to one of DMAC’s?

Yes. Current Lynn students may choose to pursue a traditional DMAC major without any impact on Lynn tuition. Students pursuing a DMAC major will earn a degree conferred by Lynn University.

Does this impact my tuition?

No. There will be no change to Lynn tuition as a result of this agreement. Incremental annual tuition increases may still apply. 

Can I choose to earn a degree from DMAC if I am already studying digital media?

No, all Lynn students will earn a degree conferred by Lynn University. When the transaction is complete, DMAC will close and cease operations.  

Can I take DMAC classes without a choosing a DMAC degree?

Yes, Lynn students may fulfill elective program credits by taking DMAC courses.

Will Lynn provide student transportation between the main campus and DMAC studios?

Yes, beginning Fall 2018, transportation services will be provided.

I'm a (senior, junior, sophomore, freshman, new student); what are my academic opportunities as a result of this agreement?

DMAC’s programs complement those within the Lynn University College of International Communication. Any current College of International Communication student under 60 credit hours is welcome to elect a DMAC major, but any student wishing to do so must meet with their advisor to determine how such a switch might affect them. Students above this threshold are welcome to choose DMAC courses as electives.

Prospective students

What is changing as a result of this announcement?

Prospective students will be enrolled as Lynn students as of Oct. 23, 2017. All new students are required to complete Lynn/DMAC 101. This 1-credit course will help students become familiar with the learning environments unique to Lynn and DMAC, which include Canvas and iPad-based courses. For DMAC students paying the DMAC tuition rate, Lynn will provide a scholarship to cover the cost of the 1-credit course, which will be offered in Fall 2017.  

I plan to enter Fall 2017. What options do I have?

All Lynn and DMAC programs remain unchanged for Fall 2017.

I plan to enter Fall 2018. What options do I have?

By Fall 2018, Lynn and DMAC course catalogs will be combined into a single set of programs offered by the College of Communication and Design. During the transition taking place though the 2017/2018 academic year, we will offer both Lynn University and DMAC programs. 

Are you still offering the DMAC intake/scholarship contest? 

Yes, the contest will take place in March 2018.  We are in the process of evaluating whether it will remain part of the recruiting strategy moving forward.

Will Lynn provide student transportation between the main campus and DMAC studios?

Yes, beginning Fall 2018, transportation services will be provided.

Will I have the option to live in Lynn University housing?

Yes. Lynn’s Housing and Residence Life team would gladly welcome any DMAC student who wishes to move onto campus for the remainder of Lynn’s fall term (through Dec. 16) or for the spring semester (Jan. 2–May 12). Lynn offers a variety of room types for students, including doubles and triples. Housing assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis depending on availability.

How much does on-campus housing cost?

Room and board starts at $5,985/semester. DMAC students who move-in as of Oct. 23, 2017 will receive prorated pricing for a partial Fall term. For pricing information, see: https://www.lynn.edu/admission...

What amenities are included with on-campus housing?

All students living on campus receive an unlimited meal plan in their housing cost. Our dining facility is open 24/7 for students. Those living on campus also have access to the campus post office, laundry facilities, study space, and lounges for hanging out with friends. In addition, those living on campus has easy access to our fitness center, two pools, outdoor recreational fields, as well as regular social activity in and around the residence halls.

How do I apply for on-campus housing?

Students who wish to reside on campus must submit an online application, contract, and housing preference form at https://my.lynn.edu/ICS/Orientation/Undergraduate_Day_Students.jnz

If I live on-campus, can I choose my own roommate?

Students may request to be housed with a specific roommate, and we will do our best to accommodate based on space availability and mutual interest.

DMAC employees

What is the culture like at Lynn, and will I be a good fit?

Our top priority is to support our students as they achieve their dreams—and we pride ourselves on finding intellectually fearless people who enable us to constantly improve and adapt. We embrace new ideas, and we continually challenge ourselves to be better, faster, first.

We host many events to help employees reduce stress, engage in healthy lifestyles and to create a strong sense of community. Join us for Lunch 'n Learn workshops, couch-to-5K training programs, as well as festivities like Furry Friend Friday and Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. We also promote community involvement and continuing education for our employees and their family members.

What are Lynn’s goals, values, and expectations?

Lynn University’s small size and fearless people let us do things the big schools only wish they could. As one of the most innovative, international and individualized small universities in the country, our mission is to provide the education, support and environment that enable individual students to realize their full potential and to prepare for success in the world.

In 2006, the university introduced its strategic plan, Lynn2020, which is on track to be completed two years early. The leadership team already is looking to the future and is currently undertaking a design thinking project to develop the next strategic plan. For more information, visit lynn.edu/about

What will the new organization structure look like?

The newly created Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of Communication and Design will be wholly owned by Lynn University, led by Kevin M. Ross and the cabinet, which oversees academics, admissions, student life and daily operations to the accomplishment of the goals set out in Lynn’s strategic plan. Employees of the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of Communication and Design will report to the dean and other administrative managers at Lynn. 

How will I be affected? Will my roles and responsibilities change?

We are currently reviewing course offerings, financial aid models, recruiting and enrollment processes and other administrative workflows to develop a comprehensive transition plan. As a result of different ways of working between the two organizations, some roles and responsibilities will change. As we finalize these integration plans, your manager will discuss your role with you.

Does Lynn offer retirement packages? How will my benefits be impacted? 

Lynn University provides full-time employees with a 403(b) plan, also known as a tax-sheltered annuity (TSA) plan. For more information on university benefits, see the 2017 Guide to Benefits at: my.lynn.edu/ICS/Employees.

Will DMAC professors be able to create their own iBooks and classroom materials?

Yes, once faculty have been onboarded to Lynn, they will have the opportunity to work with the Lynn University Digital Press to create iBooks and other classroom materials. Get started by contacting Amy Filiatreau in the Lynn Library.

DMAC alumni

Does this affect the degree/diploma I earned from DMAC? 

No, there is no effect on existing degrees and certificates previously issued by DMAC. 

Will my DMAC degree/diploma still be accredited? 

Degrees previously issued by DMAC are unaffected by this announcement. The accreditation under which the degree was conferred is not impacted.

How can I request copies of my DMAC transcript?

As of Oct. 19, 2017 DMAC official records will be retained and copies provided by Lynn University.  To request copies of your transcript, contact Lynn’s Registrar at +1 561-237-7303.

Are we considered Lynn alumni?

Current DMAC alumni will be considered Lynn alumni who graduated from DMAC. Current students must transfer or accept a teach-out. These degrees will be conferred by Lynn University, and these students will become Lynn alumni. 

Lynn’s Department of Development and Alumni Affairs will work closely with DMAC to ensure that all DMAC alumni are also welcomed as members of the Lynn University Alumni Association. Alumni have free admission to athletic events, complimentary subscriptions to Lynn magazine, 10 percent discount on campus store purchases and tuition for children and/or dependents, 25 percent discounts on Pine Tree Camps enrollment, use of the fitness center, library and career connections center, and much more. 

Alumni had the option to retake completed courses, will you be honoring this? Will you offer them online?

Yes, DMAC courses will remain unchanged through the end of Summer 2018. Further details regarding courses will be made by Fall 2018.

Will I be able to keep my DMAC.edu email address? Will Lynn provide me with a lynn.edu email address?

Lynn plans to offer the alumni benefits that you currently have plus more. A decision on email addresses will be determined at a later date. We'll be sharing further information on what you can expect soon.

David Jaffe

We understand what it means to be passionate about producing something innovative. Whether you’re a storyteller, a visualizer or an artist, our programs are designed to challenge, grow and engage you in ways you've never imagined.

David Jaffe, dean, College of Communication and Design

There are four terms available for DMAC programs. Pick the start date that best fits your schedule.

  • Jan. 8 
  • March 12 
  • April 30 
  • June 25 

Need more information? Contact the admission department