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Digital Media and Storytelling, BS

Bachelor of Science

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What you study

Learn what makes a compelling story. IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Storytelling teaches you how you can use digital tools to create artistic and professional messages and stories. 

How you benefit

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

This 100 percent online program is taught by IU East, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast. 

Download a printable PDF summary of the BS in Digital Media and Storytelling. 

Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:

  • Onboarding
  • Advising
  • Success Coaching
  • Math and Writing Support
  • Career Services
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Tutoring

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

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 

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

Application Dates

Fall semester: May 1

Spring semester: Dec 1

You can transfer up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited community college, or 90 credit hours from an accredited four-year university or college.

Jennifer Greenburg


Jennifer Greenburg is associate professor of fine art at Indiana University Northwest. She holds an MFA from the University of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include conceptual art, photography, printmaking, visual literacy, color theory, and fine art. She is an internationally exhibited fine artist, with work among the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Photographic Arts, Light Work, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Ontario.

Adam Maksl


Adam Maksl is associate professor of journalism and media at IU Southeast, and Faculty Fellow, eLearning Design & Innovation and eLearning Design & Services (eDS), Indiana University. He earned a PhD in journalism from the University of Missouri. His research has been published in such journals as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Media Literacy Education; and Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking. He co-authored the book "American Journalism and Fake News: Examining the Facts." His students have won hundreds of awards, including the Pacemaker award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. His teaching honors include Teacher of the Year from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Honor Roll Newspaper Adviser Award from the College Media Association.


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

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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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