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  • Delivery: on campus
  • Credits: 120


High-definition digital cameras, digital audio recording gear, and kit lighting are just a few of the items you’ll work with in our professional-caliber studios. Learn more.

In today’s content-saturated communications environment, storytelling that stands out is more important than ever. The big question—how do you do it and do it well? A bachelor’s degree from Ball State is the answer.

Through our challenging and rewarding course of study, you’ll learn how to use video, audio, and emerging digital media to develop, design, write, and create stories for a wide range of audiences. You’ll have access to dozens of opportunities to participate in real-world, resume-building projects and student organizations to make you more attractive to potential employers.

All this takes place in a highly competitive yet supportive environment of faculty and students who are passionate about teaching, working, exploring, and creating right alongside you.


Ball State is helping me to pursue my dreams by providing a portfolio of work that I am incredibly proud of. It will look extremely good to potential clients or employers.

—Jacob Cannon
Production Major

Achieving Academic Excellence

Chris Taylor
Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor is a pioneer. In 2009, he launched and has since led the nation’s first digital sports production academic major. Learn more about his work.

Chris Flook
Chris Flook

Chris Flook is a filmmaker who teaches students to use modern storytelling techniques to depict historical events. Learn more about his work.


Student and Faculty talking

Want to create content? Then production is where you need to be. Production students build skills to create professional quality video and audio content including short films, social media content, podcasts, live sporting events, commercials, documentaries, motion graphics, and so much more. All experience levels are welcome.

Students in our Production concentration choose one of 3 paths: Production, Sports Production - Esports, or Sports Production - Sports Link. Production and Esports are open enrollment and can declared by any admitted student. Only Sports Link requires an additional application.

Production Concentrations

Students in our Production concentration take a series of core production classes, then choose from a selection of skill and portfolio-building classes based on their individual interests or career goals.

Not sure exactly what you want to do after graduation? Immersive learning experiences like documentaries, short films, band album recordings, and client projects help students identify what kind of media work they want to do after graduation. So do our student organization experiences. Both types of opportunities helps students find their path and build demo reels and portfolios they will be proud of.

Visit the Ball State course catalog to learn more about the production curriculum.

A concentration in Sports Production - Esports prepares students to enter the live event and production side of the esports industry. Through hands-on instruction, students learn to produce and deliver live, multi-player gaming competitions across multiple platforms to an audience eager for more content. Learn more about esports at Ball State.

Visit the Ball State course catalog to learn more about the esports curriculum.


Want to be a Sports Link student? Apply for the Sports Link concentration immediately after being accepted to Ball State University. The priority application deadline is March 1.

Combine your passion for digital media creativity with your love for sports. A concentration in Sports Production - Sports Link empowers you to use innovative technology to create sports content for distribution across multiple platforms. You’ll receive special instruction in live-event production and storytelling for leading national sports networks and platforms. See the work of Sports Link students here.

Visit the Ball State course catalog to learn more about the Sports Link curriculum.

Student in Unified Media StudioAs a Multimedia and Broadcast Storytelling (News) student, you’ll develop a compelling portfolio to impress prospective employers. And you’ll join graduates who’ve gone on to work at places like CNN, The Associated Press, Voice of America, Chicago Tribune, and other prominent newspapers and television stations across the country.

Visit the Ball State course catalog to learn more about the Multimedia and Broadcast Storytelling (News) curriculum.
Two students discussing a sales plan.

Ideal for students who enjoy media, but aren't interested in being part of the production process. As a Media Promotion and Management student you'll take courses in the theory and practice of managing media and promoting content. As part of these courses, you'll build your resume through immersive projects with real businesses and organizations in the community. You’ll also master the skills necessary to work in client-facing roles at media companies. 

Visit the Ball State course catalog to learn more about the Media Promotion and Management curriculum.
A group of students in a classroom watching a film.

The relationship between film and society has always been complex, and the digital revolution has made that relationship even more compelling. A challenging blend of scholarly study and hands-on learning, our concentration in Film and Media Studies takes you through an in-depth examination of film, television, and other forms of media that people experience every day. This concentration is an excellent precursor to graduate studies or a career in media law.

Visit the Ball State course catalog to learn more about the film and media studies curriculum.

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If you’d like to learn more about our Media major, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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