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Digital Media and Storytelling, B.S.

Learn what makes a compelling story with IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Storytelling. Study techniques to engage and inform audiences. This flexible program opens opportunities for you to acquire career-ready skills in communication.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 120

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $290.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $390.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

As a student in IU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Storytelling, you’ll learn how you can use 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 a specialization in public relations or digital storytelling.

As a student in the B.S. in Digital Media and Storytelling, you’ll benefit from a career-focused program ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

Students who meet the admission standards of their home campus (campus of enrollment) will be admitted directly into the B.S. in Digital Media and Storytelling.

Application Dates

This degree has rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Your IU Online B.S. in Digital Media and Storytelling prepares you for such careers as:

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

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.

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 elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)

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

  • Public relations
  • Digital storytelling

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

Core Classes for the BS in Digital Media and Storytelling
Course Number Course Name Credits

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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