Department of Communications Media

  • 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.

  • Undergraduate programs in Communications Media

    Undergraduate Programs

    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

    Graduate programs in Communications Media

    Graduate Programs

    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.

  • Student Testimonials

    Hear what IUP Communications Media students have to say about our program.

    The Link

    Newsletter for alumni of the Communications Media Department.