The crux of the question of media is in its context and connections.
Our graduate students are interdisciplinary, taking advantage of the world-class faculty and academic resources all across campus. We collaborate with theater, art, music and informatics students to create all forms of media. We study topics as varied as Judaism, human rights, indigenous communities, girlhood, diplomacy and sexual behaviors — all through the lens of media.
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I think what fascinates me about my work is that I constantly feel inspired in this program. There's a lot of brilliant minds here in terms of not just the professors, but also the other graduate students as well. It's a great environment.
You know, we do media here, and we do it very well. The production facilities in terms of television and film production, in terms of game design, journalism, all of these are industry-quality studio and production spaces. You know, I think to be a well-rounded filmmaker, you have to be able to have the creative side as well as a business side, so I think that The Media School's given me exposure to both.
But for students in our master of science program, the benefit of the degree is that they get the hands-on experience. It's a project-based degree. Our faculty have been in the industry, they've worked in these different positions that students want to get to, and so they know what it takes to be successful.
I wanted to go to a school that had a great sports tradition and also was very good at journalism as well.
Students in the Ph.D. degree, the goal for them at the end of the program is to be experts in their area of study, and they're emerging ready to go into academia, get jobs as professors and be leaders in their research field and chosen area.
I think that I've always wanted to work in academia, but The Media School has really helped me realize what that entails and confirmed that that is what I want to do.
The variety of research that the professors do here themselves and being able to go to them for advice on the type of methods that I'd like to use to answer my research questions has been really valuable.
Having the opportunity to teach here at IU has definitely opened my eyes to how much I enjoy it. So it's this exciting feeling to just, like there's a horizon stretching out in front of me, I don't have to get so hyper-focused yet.