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Concentration in Sports Media (Bachelor of Arts in Media)

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements MDAC07
Sports Media students learn about the process of communication within the sporting world. They build a foundation based on sports writing, broadcasting, online media, advertising and video production, and learn the differences between content rooted in journalism and content rooted in organizational communication. Throughout the program, students receive valuable hands-on training in their focal area that prepares them for fulfilling careers as sports commentators, broadcasters, content creators and managers in the sports media world.

Requirements

The major requires at least 36 credit hours (12 in the Media Core, 15 in the Concentration, and 9 in the Specialization), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Media School Core. Each of the following:
    1. Introduction to Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 101 Media
    2. Managing Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 200 The Videogame Industry: Systems and Management
      • MSCH-C 204 Behind the Prize
      • MSCH-C 206 Media Reporting in a Global World
      • MSCH-C 207 Introduction to Media Industry and Management
      • MSCH-C 208 Principles of Public Relations
    3. Thinking Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 210 Introduction to Games
      • MSCH-C 211 Screening Gender and Sexuality
      • MSCH-C 212 Screening Race and Ethnicity
      • MSCH-C 213 Introduction to Media Psychology
      • MSCH-C 214 Race, Prejudice, and the Media
      • MSCH-C 215 History of Videogames
      • MSCH-C 216 Social Scientific Perspectives of Gender and Media
      • MSCH-C 217 Image Cultures
      • MSCH-C 218 Sports, Media and Society
      • MSCH-C 219 Media in the Global Context
    4. Making Media. One (1) course:
      • MSCH-C 220 Game Technology
      • MSCH-C 221 Writing for Electronic Media
      • MSCH-C 223 Introduction to Design and Production
      • MSCH-C 225 Reporting, Writing, and Editing I
      • MSCH-C 226 Visual Communication
      • MSCH-C 227 Introduction to Sports Media
      • MSCH-C 228 Multi-Camera TV Studio Production I
  2. Concentration.
    1. Focal Area. Complete one (1) Sports Media Focal Area.
      • Media Management Focal Area.
        1. Required Courses. One (1) course:
          • MSCH-B 331 Managing Sports Media
        2. Electives. Four (4) courses:
          • MSCH-A 300 Introduction to Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication
          • MSCH-A 305 Strategic Content Development
          • MSCH-A 315 Advertising and Consumer Culture
          • MSCH-A 347 Persuasive Messaging in Media
          • MSCH-F 391 Media Audiences
          • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • MSCH-S 348 Audience Analysis
          • MSCH-S 445 Sports and Television
          • MSCH-V 334 Current Topics in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship (3 cr.)
          • SPH-M 304 Sport Industry Studies (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • SPH-M 404 Colloquium in Sport Management (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • SPH-M 418 Sport Marketing
      • Online Focal Area.
        1. Required Courses. Three (3) courses:
          • MSCH-B 334 Social Media in Sports
          • MSCH-J 303 Online Journalism
          • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship
        2. Electives. Two (2) courses:
          • INFO-I 222 The Information Society
          • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • MSCH-V 334 Current Topics in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • Production Focal Area.
        1. Required Courses. One (1) course:
          • MSCH-P 351 Advanced Video Field and Post Production
        2. Electives. Four (4) courses:
          • INFO-I 400 Topics in Informatics (approved topic: "Introduction to Virtual Reality")
          • MSCH-P 353 Audio Production
          • MSCH-P 356 Multi-Camera TV Studio Production II
          • MSCH-P 433
          • MSCH-P 436 Advanced Production Workshop
          • Three (3) credit hours from the following:
            • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship
            • MSCH-X 476 WTIU Production Workshop
      • Sportscasting Focal Area.
        1. Required Courses. Two (2) courses:
          • MSCH-B 333 Sportscasting
          • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship (3 cr.)
        2. Electives. Three (3) courses:
          • MSCH-J 343 Broadcast News
          • MSCH-J 353 Advanced Broadcast News
          • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • MSCH-J 385 Television News Reporting and Producing
          • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • MSCH-P 436 Advanced Production Workshop (approved topics: "IU Fall Sports"; "IU Spring Sports")
          • MSCH-S 445 Sports and Television
      • Sports Writing Focal Area.
        1. Required Courses. Two (2) courses:
          • MSCH-B 332 Sports Writing and Reporting
          • MSCH-X 472 Media Internship (3 cr.)
        2. Electives. Three (3) courses:
          • MSCH-B 334 Social Media in Sports
          • MSCH-B 432 Advanced Sports Writing
          • MSCH-J 360 Journalism Specialties (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
          • MSCH-J 460 Topics Colloquium (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    2. Additional Requirements.
      • At least nine (9) credit hours in the concentration must be at the 300–499 level.
      • Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the concentration.
      • A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the concentration—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
  3. Specialization.
    • One (1) Media Specialization (see list below)
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.