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 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 three tracks: Media Marketing, Media Studies, or Media Production to design a program that fits their career goals. Additionally, studente can  select a Journalism and Public Relations major. 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

Journalism and Public Relations, BA

Communications Media Minor

Journalism and Public Relations 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 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.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment include an Audio Recording Studio, the Center for Media Production and Research, a Graphics and Multimedia Lab, a Radio Station, and a Television Station

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff of the Department of Communications Media.

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Waltman Creates New Video Game

Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman recently published Weatherworn to the Steam gaming platform. 

IUP-TV at Winter-Warmup Event

If you want to try a hand in video editing, on-air talent, or camera equipment, we offer hands-on studio training for all levels of knowledge. Join us for IUP’s Winter Warm-Up event, where you can learn more about IUP-TV and other organizations at IUP.

Comm Media Alumnus Lambert to Receive IMPACT Award

The 2021 College of Education and Communications IMPACT Award for the Department of Communications Media will be presented to 1992 graduate Tim Lambert, multimedia news director for WITF-FM in Harrisburg.

Communications Media Students Nominated for National Production Award

College Broadcasters, Inc. selected the IUP-TV Sports production of the IUP Crimson Hawks football victory over Edinboro on November 9, 2019, as a finalist in the Best Live Sports Broadcast category. 

Alumna Bradburn Shares Radio Experiences with Communications Media 101 and Journalism 105 Students

Communications Media graduate Melanie (Monaghan) Bradburn changed up her morning routine to spend time talking to students in COMM 101 and JRNL 105.  Radio listeners in Pittsburgh know Bradburn as Melanie Taylor, one member of the Star 100.7.