Indiana University, Department of Telecommunications:
The Department of Telecommunications of Indiana University (IU) located in Bloomington, Indiana, offers a cutting-edge technological education in a friendly atmosphere. The program includes courses in promotional and marketing strategies, multimedia design, radio and television production, processes and effects, and industry and management. The Department of Telecommunications is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. The curriculum offers all the benefits of a liberal arts education, along with flexible major requirements.
Graduate Degree Programs in Telecommunications
The department offers the degrees Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The MA is an academic degree that prepares students for careers in scholarly research, usually at the PhD level. The MS is a professional degree that prepares students for creative and management careers in media industries. The PhD is the highest academic degree and prepares students for a lifetime of advanced research and scholarship.
- MA Telecommunications
- PhD Mass Communications
- MS Telecommunications
- Master of Arts or Master of Science in Telecommunications and Doctor of Jurisprudence in the School of Law program
- Master of Arts in Telecommunications or Master or Science in Telecommunications and Master of Business Administration in the Kelley School of Business
Undergraduate Programs in Telecommunications
- Major in Telecommunications
Students learn about the organizations and institutions involved in the electronic media and the impact of those organizations and institutions on society. Students can study the effects of the media; the economics and management of the media; how video, audio, and multimedia messages are created; and many other aspects of telecommunications. The curriculum emphasizes the impact of technology on communications, considers international as well as domestic contexts, and explores historical as well as contemporary concerns. Many graduates enter the electronic media industries; others find careers in such related areas as advertising, consulting, and communications planning. Some pursue graduate degrees in communications, law, business, or other fields.
- Business Minor for Telecommunications Majors
Telecommunications majors may earn a minor, designed specifically for telecommunications majors, in the Kelley School of Business. This plan of study emphasizes management and marketing and consists of 15 credit hours. Students electing this minor must fulfill course prerequisites listed in the current Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Academic Bulletin and supplements.
- Area Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling
The Certificate in New Media and Interactive Storytelling is intended for students seeking a broad range of design skills for a variety of interactive Web content, including information, education, commercial applications, and entertainment.
- Departmental Honors Program
Outstanding students in telecommunications may be admitted to the departmental honors program. The program requires students to complete 12 credit hours of honors work, including a senior thesis.