Students admitted to IU Online receive a full range of personalized support services, including:
- Success Coaching
- Math and Writing Support
- Career Services
- Peer Mentorship
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.
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 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 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 203||Creative Writing||3 Credits|
|ENG-W 206||Intro to Creative Writing||3 Credits|
|ENG-W 231||Professional Writing||3 Credits|
|ENG-W 234||Technical Report Writing||3 Credits|
|ENG-W 270||Argumentative Writing||3 Credits|
|JOUR-J 200||Reporting, Writing, Editing||3 Credits|
|JOUR-J 210||Visual Communication||3 Credits|
|COMM-M 215||Media Literacy||3 Credits|
|FINA-D 210||Digital Art: Survey and Practice||3 Credits|
|COMM-M 210||Media Message Design||3 Credits|
|NEWM-N 202||Digital Storytelling||3 Credits|
|JOUR-S 200||Sophomore Seminar Digital Media Storytelling||3 Credits|
|JOUR-J 307||Media Career Planning||1 Credit|
|JOUR-J 400||Careers in Public Relations||1 Credit|
|JOUR-J 300||Communications Law||3 Credits|
|CMCL-C 328||Digital Responsibilities and Rights||3 Credits|
|COMM-M 370||History of Television||3 Credits|
|COMM-M 373||Film and Video Documentary||3 Credits|
|FINA-A 477||History of Photography||3 Credits|
|FILM-C 395||History of American Film||3 Credits|
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