The Department of Communications Media prepares students to work in all fields of media: television and film production, audio recording, radio broadcasting, photography, graphic design, animation, games and simulations, media promotions, media marketing, research, project management, consulting, news writing, and scriptwriting. We are housed in IUP’s College of Education and Communications.
Communications Media majors take advantage of a flexible curriculum that allows them to take a broad range of courses or to concentrate their education into a specialized set of courses. Students may choose one of three tracks: Media Marketing, Media
Studies, or Media Production to design a program that fits their career goals. IUP-TV, WIUP-FM, and the Center for Media Production and Research provide hands-on experience in production, writing, and promotion outside the classroom.
Communications Media, BS
Communications Media Minor
Online Degree Completion
Audio Production Certificate
Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate
Popular Music Studies Certificate
Media and Communication Studies, PhD
The PhD program in Media and Communication Studies is a unique program rarely found at other universities and is one of only a few in the country to include production courses—in addition to theory and research. The weekend program offers flexibility
that is popular with working professionals.
Strategic Communication, MS
The Master of Science in Strategic Communication combines writing, research, and production with options for an applied or research track. The program prepares students for careers in professional communication, including crisis communication, communication
management, political communication, health communication, and strategic online messaging. Students are able to complete this 36-credit program in one calendar year.
Hear what IUP Communications Media students have to say about our program.
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Communications Media Students Nominated for National Production Award
Alumna Bradburn Shares Radio Experiences with Communications Media 101 and Journalism 105 Students
Communications Media Students Win NATAS Production Award
Stiegler Publishes on Beatles, Musical Intimacy
Comm Media and Dance Collaboration Gets International Screening
Waltman’s “Troubadour” to Screen at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Communications Media Students Nominated for Prestigious Award
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