• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Digital Media and Storytelling, BS

Bachelor of Science

IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Storytelling offers instruction in the use of digital tools to create artistic and professional messages and stories. 

Develop a critical understanding of the role and influence of media domestically and globally. Learn to critically evaluate and assess information and its credibility. Acquire career-ready skills in communication, as well as techniques to engage and inform audiences.

Tailor your degree to your professional interests by choosing one specialization:

  • Public relations
  • Digital storytelling

Your IU Online BS in Digital Media and Storytelling prepares you for careers in such fields as: 

  • Publishing and journalism
  • Communications and public relations
  • Film, television, radio
  • Design and creative development
  • Marketing and advertising

This 100 percent online program is taught by IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Storytelling, you must complete 120 credit hours.  

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (22 credit hours)
  • Specialization courses (15 credit hours)
  • Capstone course (3 credit hours)
  • General electives courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)

Students are required to complete one of the following 15-credit specializations:

  • Public relations
  • Digital storytelling 

Student Services 

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU


Students who meet the admission standards of their home campus will be admitted directly into the BS in Digital Media and Storytelling.



ALL core courses are listed here. You will select from among these courses to meet degree requirements. 

ENG-W 203Creative Writing3 Credits
ENG-W 206Intro to Creative Writing3 Credits
ENG-W 231Professional Writing3 Credits
ENG-W 234Technical Report Writing3 Credits
ENG-W 270Argumentative Writing3 Credits
JOUR-J 200Reporting, Writing, Editing3 Credits
JOUR-J 210Visual Communication3 Credits
COMM-M 215Media Literacy3 Credits
FINA-D 210Digital Art: Survey and Practice3 Credits
COMM-M 210Media Message Design3 Credits
NEWM-N 202Digital Storytelling3 Credits
JOUR-S 200Sophomore Seminar Digital Media Storytelling3 Credits
JOUR-J 307Media Career Planning1 Credit
JOUR-J 400Careers in Public Relations1 Credit
JOUR-J 300Communications Law3 Credits
CMCL-C 328Digital Responsibilities and Rights3 Credits
COMM-M 370History of Television3 Credits
COMM-M 373Film and Video Documentary3 Credits
FINA-A 477History of Photography3 Credits
FILM-C 395History of American Film3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $250.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $750.00

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $350.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1050.00
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