Service Learning

Students at The Media School will have many opportunities for learning experiences, including travel outside the course structure and courses that offers service-learning components.


For service-learning classes, professors and instructors incorporate the city and surrounding area into classroom projects. Students’ coursework involves interacting with non-campus groups, such as civic organizations, nonprofits and volunteer groups.

Coursework ranges from teaching high school students how to use technology to creating multimedia packages that highlight social service efforts.

Two courses are approved as service-learning classes for spring 2017r:

  • MSCH J460 Community Storytelling with associate professor Mike Conway requires students to create multimedia stories about community volunteers. The City of Bloomington’s Volunteer Network uses the video profiles to publicize its programs and to attract new volunteers.
  • MSCH-R429 Public Relations Campaigns with assistant professor Nick Browning requires students to work with nonprofit organizations in the community to create public relations campaigns, from assessing clients’ objectives to developing crisis communications strategies.


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