New majors in Sports Media and Interactive Media will be offered by Butler University’s College of Communication beginning in the fall.Butler Logo.BLUE.VECTOR

The Sports Media major is designed for students interested in careers in sports information, production, or journalism/media.

“We have several faculty members with expertise in this area, no shortage of high-quality internships available in Indianapolis and on campus with Butler Athletics, and many alumni who  are associated with sports who can help guide our students after they graduate,” said Nancy Whitmore, director of Butler’s Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism.

Whitmore said that although undergraduate degrees in journalism and digital media are common, ones that focus specifically on sports media are relatively rare. For more information on the Sports Media program, contact Eric Esterline at eesterli@butler.edu.

The Interactive Media program within the Creative Media and Entertainment Department will offer students an opportunity to learn about interactive media and to create and distribute content using multimedia tools. The new program is designed for students who want to facilitate communication using interactive media. Students will learn web development languages and obtain and in-depth knowledge of web development, mobile applications, and how to best design them.

Associate Professor Christine Taylor said there will be a design and content element to every course, but the major is primarily focused on how you take each element and make it look good and user-friendly.

“This major will teach students how to create interactive websites and mobile apps that will be responsive to various media devices while being mindful of their usability issues,” said Professional Practice Faculty member Carrie Rector.

Students in this major will likely go into fields such as web and user interface development and design as well as corporate jobs in website production and communication.

For more information on the Interactive Media program, contact Rector at crector@butler.edu.

 

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Marc Allan
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