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This concentration helps develop skills and competencies vital to working in communication fields in an increasingly digital environment. Its focus on digital and social media makes it unique among programs in the metro area, as it includes both theoretical and applied aspects of these topics. Understanding digital technologies and multimedia storytelling are central competencies required of those working in many industries, such as journalism, public relations, advertising and travel/tourism.

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

M.I.S. Requirements
13 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 501 - Humanities Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 502 - Social Sciences Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 503 - Natural Sciences Seminar (3-4 credit hours)
  • IDIS-D 510 - Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (4 credit hours)

Required Courses
6 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-J 301 - Social Media Strategies
  • IDIS-D 513 / INFO-I 300 - Human Computer Interaction

Select one of the following
3 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 513 / INFO-I 330 - Legal and Social Informatics of Security
  • IDIS-D 513 / INFO-I 368 - Introduction to Network Science
  • IDIS-D 513 / INFO-I 421 - Applications of Data Mining
  • IDIS-D 513 / INFO-I 441 - Interaction Design Practice

Choose two of the following
6 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 511 / SPCH-S 307 - Crisis Management
  • IDIS-D 511 / SPCH-S 333 - Public Relations
  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-C 327 - Writing for Mass Media
  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-J 303 - Online Journalism
  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-J 321 - Principles of Public Relations
  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-J 344 - Photojournalism Reporting
  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-J 349 - Public Relations Writing
  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-J 354 - Photojournalism Editing
  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-J 362 - Multimedia Reporting
  • IDIS-D 512 / JOUR-J 384 - Video-journalism

Thesis Requirements
6 credit hours

  • IDIS-D 601 - Graduate Project/Thesis
  • IDIS-D 602 - Graduate Project/Thesis

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April 13th, 2024

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Shadow Puppet Opera

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IU Southeast Orchestra

IU Southeast Orchestra

April 14th, 2024

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