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


Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment include an Audio Recording Studio, a Radio Station, and a Television Station

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff of the Department of Communications Media.

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Waltman's Movie Previews in Norway

IUP Comm Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman recently directed "The Veteran," which was invited to preview at the Nordkapp Filmfestival in Norway on September 14, 2023.

Lights, Camera, Passion: Lindsay Ward ’08

From a young age, Lindsay Ward heard the call of the city, but she wasn’t sure how to get there. At IUP, she developed the skills and network to eventually land her dream job as a news anchor in Pittsburgh.

Designing a Business: Dan Rugh ’95

Dan Rugh ’95 took what he calls his “broad and weird foundation” from IUP and formed a printing company that handles many kinds of projects. He approaches them with a creative eye and work ethic that solve problems for clients.

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.