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  • Delivery: on campus
  • Credits: 35


High-definition digital cameras, digital audio recording gear, and kit lighting are just a few of the items you’ll work with in our professional-caliber studios. Learn more.

Storytellers are in high demand across industries—from companies to nonprofits to governments. Our master’s program empowers you to craft compelling stories that fully engage audiences and influence their world. You will also learn to investigate, research, and study issues related to new forms of digital media.

Skills You Will Learn

  • proficiency in digital and transmedia design and production
  • mastery of narrative substance and structure
  • an understanding of the challenges, implications, and ethics of storytelling in a media-saturated age
  • an advanced level of media- and communication-related theories
  • professional research and writing skills

Accelerated Master's Program

Ball State undergraduate students have the option to begin their Media graduate studies early. With our Accelerated Master's Program in Media, students can begin taking classes as juniors or seniors, allowing them to complete both their BA or BS and MA in five years.

Undergraduate students can begin taking graduate courses if they have earned 75 credit hours and have a 3.5 GPA, or if they have earned 90 credit hours and have a 3.25 GPA. This program allows students to receive six hours of dual credit that can be applied to both their undergraduate and graduate programs. Students will be able to begin their studies in the fall, spring, or summer sessions.

For more information about our Accelerated Master's Program in Media, contact Dr. Robert Brookey, Director of Graduate Studies in Media.


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    Chris Flook
    Chris Flook

    Chris Flook is a filmmaker who teaches students to use modern storytelling techniques to depict historical events. Learn more about his work.

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    If you’d like to learn more about our Media master's degree, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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    Contact Dr. Robert Brookey, Director of Graduate Studies.

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