Academic Programs

The best media program in the country? Bold words? Perhaps. But we have the awards to back them up, including two student academy awards, 52 regional Emmy Awards, 22 Student Production Awards, and several awards from the premiere sports/academic organization in the US, the Sports Video Group. As a student in our program, you will become part of an up-tempo, ambitious student body bound for successful careers in fields such as media, film, entertainment production, news, and more—taught by an outstanding faculty of media professionals with both academic and professional credentials.

Bachelors
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Media Major

Bachelor of Arts

As a Media major at Ball State, you’ll learn how to use video, audio, film, and emerging digital media to develop, design, write, and create stories for a wide range of audiences. Choose from several concentrations, including digital production, film and media, news, or media promotion and management. Learn more.

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Media Master’s Degree

Master of Arts

Go a step further with our Media master’s degree. This program empowers you to craft compelling stories for the Web, mobile apps, and game platforms to fully engage audiences and influence their world. Learn more.

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Media Minor

A Media minor from Ball State will enhance your storytelling and digital media abilities—skills that are relevant to nearly every career. You’ll learn how to use video, audio, film, and emerging digital media to develop, design, write, and create stories for a wide range of audiences. Learn more.

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Minor in Film and Screenwriting

If you love the foundational magic that makes movies happen—a well-written script—and want to learn how to become part of that magic, then Ball State’s minor in film and screenwriting—offered jointly by Media and English—is a great choice. Learn more.

Minor in Media Promotion and Management

Minor in Media Promotion and Management

Prepare yourself for a world connected by media. The Media Promotion and Management Minor is for students interested in the business side of media: how audiences are identified, how content is created for those audiences, and how it’s promoted and distributed across platforms. Learn more.

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Minor in Sports Studies

In addition to grounding you in sports writing and specialty reporting, our minor in sports studies—offered jointly by Media and SJSC—will equip you to understand other aspects of the sports media industries and prepare you for a career in sports broadcasting, sports reporting, or sports promotions. Learn more.