Career possibilities

  • Game designer
  • Graphics editor
  • Web designer
  • Information architect
  • Multimedia journalist
  • Data journalist
  • Graphic designer
  • Digital illustrator
  • Interactive designer 
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227,400 projected graphic design jobs in the U.S. by 2026

$66,130median salary of a web designer

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To students who want to work in news design: Be excited to learn in whatever job you end up in. Nothing goes further than a good work ethic and a willingness to grow.

Anna Hyzy, BAJ'17, print design editor at The New York Times

Game Art and Sound

Create original sounds, write and edit computer code and author multiform narratives while studying their roles in emerging and complex systems during this introduction to concepts, techniques and tools for creating audio, visual and narrative assets used in computer games and digitally mediated environments.

Integrated Media Creative Content, Strategy, and Development

Develop creative and implementation skills with intensive practice producing effective integrated communication strategies, concepts, copy and design for print, broadcast, direct, mobile, digital and social media campaigns.

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Society for News Design

SND at IU is the student chapter of the Society for News Design, an international organization for visual communicators and news media experts. SND hosts an annual conference, as well as a Best of News Design competition for newspapers and magazines across the globe.

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Indiana Daily Student

Design advertisements, pages, infographics, illustrations, data visualizations or web-based, interactive content for IU’s award-winning student newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student.

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Game Dev@IU

GameDev@IU is a student-run organization that promotes hands-on experience for students interested in game design. It hosts events such as workshops and game jams, and provides a platform for game development collaboration.