B.A. On Campus

Sports (Media)

Indiana University Bloomington

48 months
39833 USD/year
38353 USD/year
11332 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Sports (Media) students from Indiana University Bloomington 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.

Students pursuing the B.A. in Sports (Media) study the organization and practices of mass media in our current era with a focus on how mass media work, produce meaning and shape society. They receive integrated instruction in verbal and visual communication including the study of practices across multiple media platforms that affect and inform beliefs, attitudes, values, identities, and behaviors of individuals, groups, and the public; and practice critique and application of media design, focusing on multiple platforms of media including emergent forms. 

Courses teach students to interpret and evaluate the huge mass of mediated information from a critical perspective so that they can use media wisely and ethically. They learn how to participate as informed citizens in a global digital world. The streamlined and flexible design of the major incorporates foundational, theoretical, and skills coursework focused on the convergence of information technologies and the rapid evolution in the fields of cinema, advertising, telecommunications, digital media, game design and other emerging media platforms.

Career Preparation

Career preparation is built into the fabric of Indiana University Bloomington. After all, you’re here to get an education that prepares you for whatever comes next, whether that’s a job or graduate school.

You have access to career development services throughout your time as an IU student. And you’re encouraged to pursue internships, volunteer activities, and service learning opportunities to build your resume at every turn.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Managing Sports Media 
  • Applied Social Media in Sports 
  • Online Journalism 
  • Media Internship 
  • Video Field and Post Production 
  • Sportscasting
  • Media Internship
  • Sports Writing
  • Sports Writing and Reporting 
  • Media Internship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic performance and preparation
  • Strength and quality of your high school curriculum
  • Anticipated completion of secondary school before you start at IU
  • Recent grade trends
  • SAT or ACT results
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39833 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    38353 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38353 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11332 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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