Media Living Learning Center

Media LLC at 60 Minutes Overtime studio.
Each year, Media LLC students travel to New York or other major cities to tour media outlets. Here, two students try out the seats on the set of CBS 60 Minutes.

Hosted by the IU Media School, the Media Living Learning Center is a community at Forest Residence Center reserved for students with an interest in the media, communication and news.

The mission of the Media Living Learning Center is to provide an enhanced educational experience for Indiana University students interested in the study of and careers in media. Students who share a common interest in media live, attend classes, network and explore media opportunities and career goals together.

The Media LLC seeks to cultivate a community in which students inspire each other and are supported by programming that provides academic direction, helps define career goals, identifies resources and opportunities on campus, and prepares students for their four years in The Media School.

Who lives in the Media LLC?

Members’ media interests are diverse and include broadcast (radio and television), print (newspapers and magazines), visual (movies and posters), digital (websites and text messages) and traditional (oration, music, painting and sculpture). Students do not have to have a specific major to live in the Media LLC; it is for students who are interested in exploring any and all media and the role media play in  daily lives.

What are the advantages to living in the Media LLC?

Members of the Media LLC participate in a wide array of media-themed activities, such as access to guest speakers, discussion sessions and more, including:

  • Excursions to local media outlets (The Herald-Times, WTIU, WFIU and others);
  • Dinners with professors;
  • Discussions on hot topics, with moderators and special guests;
  • Access to guest speakers, including attending the Speaker Series events that bring nationally-known media figures, such as Bob Woodward and Lisa Ling, to campus every semester;
  • Movie nights with special themes;
  • Weekend trips (such as to Memphis, New York and Washington, D.C.);
  • Living in the same area of Forest Residence Center.

What are the requirements to be in the Media LLC?

While students do not have to declare a particular major to be in the Media LLC, all must apply for and be accepted to the Media LLC. Applications are available in the spring when students select housing options.

Members must take MSCH-C160 The Media Village, a one-credit, eight-week course in the fall. Students will hear from guest speakers, attend special media events and learn how to make the most of the opportunities available to them at IU.

A $100 fee for all members of the Media LLC covers some of the costs of events and trips.

Are there opportunities to produce media?

The school encourages students to get involved with the Indiana Daily Student (newspaper, magazine and Web), the Arbutus (yearbook), IUSTV student TV and WIUX student radio. Additionally, residents of the Media LLC will have the opportunity to create their own community-centered publications, such as newsletters, e-letters, websites, magazines or TV shows.

How do I sign up?

When you are admitted to IU, you will receive a packet of information on housing options. Look for the section on Living Learning Centers and mark the Media Living Learning Center as your first preference. Be sure to submit your housing application as soon as possible as the Media LLC is a popular place to live and spaces will fill up quickly. Check out the Residential Programs and Services website for details.

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Learn more:


  • Contact Leya Taylor, assistant director of student services, recruitment, at or 812-855-1072.