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Minor in Communications Media

  • A student in the radio station

    STUDENT-RUN RADIO STATION OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES — The radio station at IUP, WIUP-FM, is a 1600-watt, noncommercial, student-operated facility. Students from a variety of majors volunteer as management staff, DJs, and news and sports staff.

    Explore Creative Communications Strategies

    The minor in communications media gives students the opportunity to explore the areas in communications that interest them most, while earning their bachelor’s degree in another field.

    With careful course selection, students can obtain their minor in communications media and one of our certificates at the same time. The 18 credits for the Certificate in Audio Production or the Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging can be counted as part of the minor in communications media.

    Choose the Classes that Fit Your Major

    The flexibility of our minor allows students to choose courses that work best with their major.

    Here are some examples:

    Journalism Majors

    • Broadcast News Writing
    • Broadcast News Process
    • Television Feature Production

    English Majors

    • Scriptwriting
    • Applications and Techniques of Motion Pictures
    • Media Criticism

    Business Majors

    • Media Programming and Sales
    • Media Management
    • Communications Consulting and Project Management

    Psychology Majors

    • Psychology of the Mass Media
    • Global Media and Communication
    • Media Portrayal of Crime

    Try Production Courses and Campus Media Opportunities

    Our minors who are interested in media production can take any of our production courses including video, audio, radio, graphics, photography, or games courses. These are just a few examples of how a minor in communications media can be shaped to fit a student’s needs.

    Our student activities are open to all students and communications media minors are encouraged to get involved in our campus media including IUP-TV, WIUP-FM, and other organizations such as the Student Film Association, the Student Photography Association, the National Broadcasting Society, and the Center for Media Production and Research.

    Two Communications Media students talk with a professor.

    Students who minor in communications media will have an academic advisor who will help them choose the right courses for their major. 

    This minor requires 18 credits:

    • COMM 101 — Communications Media in American Society - 3 credits
    • Electives in Communications Media - 15 credits

    To apply for the minor in communications media, students can visit our departmental office at 121 Stouffer Hall.