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 promotion, media marketing, public relations, 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 four tracks: Media Marketing, Media Studies, News Media, or Media Production to design a program that fits their career goals. IUP-TV, WIUP-FM and other student organizations 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 inMedia 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 hybrid nature 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.

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Keppich Wins Teaching Excellence for Temporary Faculty Award

IUP Comm Media faculty member Stephanie Keppich has received the Teaching Excellence for Temporary Faculty award.

“The Veteran” Teaser Scene Released

A teaser scene from Jeremy Waltman's movie "The Veteran" has been released.

Stiegler Publishes Book on Musical Intimacy

IUP Comm Media faculty member Zack Stiegler and IUP media communication studies doctoral program graduate Todd Campbell co-authored a new book titled "Musical Intimacy."

Sulaiman Presents Paper at NCA Conference

Nafisah Ahmad Sulaiman, a comm media third-year PhD student, presented her paper, “Understanding Facebook Crisis Communication in the Context of Dialogic Theory of Public Relations: A Case Study of Twitter Ban in Nigeria,” at the National Communication Association's 109th annual conference in Washington, DC.

Third Crystal Pillar Award for COMM 360 Class Crew

IUP Comm Media's COMM 360 Live Sports Football class won their third Crystal Pillar Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the student productions category, awarded on October 14, 2023.