Students gain hands-on experience in unique Media School courses
Students in The Media School have the opportunity to study all forms of media and production, including film, print journalism and multimedia storytelling. During their first years in the program, they can take entry-level courses that introduce them to the basics of media in today’s developing landscape.
And as junior and senior year approaches, students can pick and choose from a selection of advanced courses that not only teach them about the industry, but provide a chance to for them to enter into the industry and generate their own content. These courses are available across each of the majors in The Media School, including the Bachelor of Science in Game Design, Bachelor of Arts in Media and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
In these advanced courses, students can learn how to create their own films, publish an Indiana magazine, create a multimedia news package and develop an original video game, all while earning an undergraduate degree. Here is a sampling of some of those courses:
- Students taking the course Creating an Indiana Magazine will spend their semesters producing 812: The Magazine of Southern Indiana, with the help of senior lecturer Nancy Comiskey.
- Read about how students work to create their own original video games with classmates in the Game Design Workshops. The teams work with lecturer Will Emigh to produce a fully functional game before graduation.
- Associate professor Jim Kelly, professor of practice Tom French and senior lecturer Bonnie Layton together teach Words and Pictures, an investigative reporting class that teaches students to work together in teams of three to produce story packages including print, photography and multimedia elements.
- Students interested in film production can work with Hollywood producers, vintage cameras and the Bloomington community to create original works in a collection of three advanced courses.