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Communications Media, BS

Walter Pegues

A STAR IN THE CLASSROOM AND ON THE FIELD -  As a communications media major and a student in the Cook Honors College, Walt Pegues (2018) hopes to use his education to find a career in broadcasting or public relations.  “The most important thing is to get my degree,” he said. “And after that, I want to get a master's degree. I love school and I love football. I just have a love of college, period.”  Walt is a wide receiver on the Crimson Hawks' football team and holds the IUP record for the longest punt return for a touchdown in a game.

Prepare for a Career using Production, Writing and Communication Skills

Your communications media major can be tailored to suit your career goals. A choice of tracks—Media Studies or Media Production—and options for electives allow you to concentrate in one area or take a broad range of courses. Our complete course list includes more than 50 different COMM classes, including:

  • Audio Production
  • Communication Graphics
  • Photography
  • Radio Production
  • Television and Video Production
  • Global Media and Communication
  • Women in Media
  • Television Criticism
  • Media Law and Policy
  • Media Portrayals of Crime
  • Promotion for Radio, Television and Cable
  • Animation
  • 2-D and 3-D Game Design

Add a Minor without Adding Semesters

Communications Media Students are encouraged to expand their knowledge with a minor in another discipline such as journalism, sociology or political science. Elective credits built into the communications media major leave plenty of room for a minor.

Certificates Add Specialization

A Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging or Certificate in Popular Music can be added to your major without additional credits.

Explore Activities to Build your Network

Our student extra-curricular activities are your first opportunity to network. Work with other students who share your passion for communications and media production.  Produce and host your own show at WIUP-FM or IUP-TV. Learn live sports production with the Center for Media Production and Research. Write and produce your own short film as a member of the Student Film Association. Go on photo field trips with the Student Photography Association. Network and attend professional conferences with the National Broadcasting Society. Plan events or be the promotion coordinator for any of these organizations.

  • Department of Communications Media
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 121
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1058
  • Phone: 724-357-2492
  • Fax: 724-357-5503
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.