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Please be advised that the Department of Communication and Culture is currently undergoing reorganization, as part of a wider effort to integrate programs in media, communication, and journalism across the Indiana University campus into a new Media School.  

Details about the new school are available at the IU Provost's Website under the heading, "The Media School":   Communication and Culture is expected to formally disband as of July 2015, coinciding with the official launch of the new School.  If you have questions about how the reorganization will affect graduate studies in Communication and Culture, you may direct inquires to Ted Striphas, Director of Graduate Studies.

Indiana University's masters and doctoral programs in Communication and Culture emphasize the cultural dimensions and implications of communication practices from oral and written language, to film, television, and digital narrative. Organized into three areas of research - rhetoric, media studies, and performance and ethnography - the curriculum brings together faculty with a broad range of backgrounds and interests within these fields and provides a solid foundation in the history and theory of each area.

The Department treats these interconnected areas of research as complementary interpretative practices that achieve their fullest potential when set in conversation with one another; our collective strength and our commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship encourages graduate students to develop uniquely productive and integrative programs of study that reach beyond traditional topical boundaries. At the same time, the breadth and expertise of our faculty enables graduate students to devote considerable focus to one or more discrete areas of intellectual inquiry.

Explore the links to the left to learn more about the masters and doctoral programs. If you have questions not answered on our site, please contact a member of our support staff. We are eager to help.