About the College
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University is a dynamic community that seeks to make meaning in our world and transform it through the power of our creative, entrepreneurial, and scholarly pursuits.
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s mission is to unlock the creativity of critical thinkers, makers, and creators who connect ideas and solve real-world problems, transforming careers and lives.
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s vision is to shape the future of interdisciplinary creative practices, equitable partnerships, and inclusive engagement to enrich our campus, our communities, and our world.
We believe art, design, storytelling, critical thinking, and enterprise are fundamental to our work and to our society. We prize intellectual curiosity, self-expression, and innovation. We prize academic rigor and experiential learning.
We create diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist communities where our internal and external stakeholders can show up as their full selves and thrive. We value respect and integrity in all of our interactions, encouraging every individual to use their voice toward creative problem solving and positive change.
We celebrate individual ideas and collective strength across disciplines and sectors. We believe in equitable access to resources, tools, and spaces. We actively and intentionally engage in partnerships with our neighbors locally and our industry colleagues globally.
We value responsible and transparent management and communications, technological advancement, and lifelong learning.
We make space for experimentation, risk taking, learning from failure, and working at the edges of media, arts, and design.
The "creative heart" of Drexel University, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design offers eighteen undergraduate majors, twenty-six undergraduate minors, and several STEM-designated and accelerated degree options housed in award-winning facilities that encourage collaboration across creative disciplines in the fields of media, entertainment, design, and the visual and performing arts. Through experiential learning, studio-based curriculum, industry-leading faculty, and experiencing Drexel’s widely recognized Cooperative Education (Co-op) program, the Westphal prepares and empowers the next generation of creative professionals to contribute to, and lead in, the fast-growing $1.0 trillion creative economy.
For students seeking to continue their education, Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design offers nine graduate degree programs, four graduate minor programs, and two certificate programs. Each graduate program, from post-baccalaureate to M.S. to PhD, is distinctive in content and is professionally oriented. Westphal graduate classes – whether on campus or online, synchronous or asynchronous – are comprised of a community of scholars, designers, entrepreneurs, and leaders who share the drive to create innovative solutions to solve the world’s challenges. Many Westphal graduate students can complete their degree in as little as 15 months.
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is academically accredited, as part of Drexel University, by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Additionally: