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Communication Studies

Minor in Communication Studies: Media Arts & Studies

The minor in Media Arts and 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. 

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 in the minor, 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/admissions/update-major-form.html
  • Communication Studies majors cannot complete this minor.

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-M 373: Film and Video Documentary (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.)

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.