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Communication Studies

Minor in Communication Studies, Media Arts & Studies

The minor in Media Studies is designed to accommodate students interested in media production and/or media aesthetics. In both options students will gain an understanding and appreciation of media as conveyors of meaning, cultural artifacts, and art forms. Communication Studies course work assists students in enhancing such competencies as critical inquiry, problem solving, media and message design, oral performance, relational interaction, and cultural communication. The Communication Studies curriculum provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing careers that apply communication principles, such as public relations, sales, marketing, video or film production, corporate media production, training and development, human resources, public affairs, consulting, and special events planning. In addition, it prepares students for graduate work in various areas, including communication, informatics, humanities, or social sciences, or in professional programs such as law, business, health, and social work.

A minor in Media Arts and Studies (COMM) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • 9 credits must be completed at IUPUI, 6 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above
  • COMM-R 110 may not count toward the minor
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

  • COMM-M 150: Mass Media and Contemporary Society (3 cr.)

12 credit hours elected from the following: 

  • COMM-M 210: Media Message Design (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 215: Media Literacy (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 220: Electronic Graphic Production (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 221: Electronic Media Production (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 290: Video Production Workshop (1 cr.)
  • COMM-M 370: History of Television (3 cr.)
  • COMM-G 391: Seminar (1-3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 461: Production Problems in Communication Media (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 462: Television Aesthetics and Criticism (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 463: Advanced Graphic Technique (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 464: Advanced Audio Technique (3 cr.)
  • COMM-M 465: Television Direction (3 cr.)