Minor in Communications Media

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    One of the unique student opportunities for students in Communications Media include a summer destination course to study photography in New York. Students traveled the city photographing street scenes, architecture, fashion, and more. Visits to photography shows and museums help students see the possibilities for exhibiting their work.

    Explore Creative Communications Strategies

    The minor in communications media allows you to explore the areas in communications that interest you most, while earning your 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

    • Multimedia News Writing
    • Multimedia 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 your 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, and the Center for Media Production and Research.

    Faculty member with two students 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 — Introduction to Communications, Media, and Culture, 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.