A specialization is something that you may do in addition to your major. A specialization adds an additional area of expertise or focus to your degree and is also interdisciplinary (meaning the specialization is run by more than one department or college at Michigan State). The specialization is listed on your transcript, in addition to your major, when you graduate.
The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media offers six specializations.
Specializations offered by Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media
Game Design & Development - Learn the technology, design fundamentals, and development process of digital games, as well as the history, social impacts, and business of games.
Design - Learn the foundations of design and broaden understanding of how design is incorporated into human communication and the products humans make.
Information Technology (IT) - Understand the evolving impact of information technology on society and become prepared for employment in technology-oriented environments.
Information & Communication Technology for Development - Understand the challenges and experience deploying ICTs to enhance social and economic development in developing regions of the world.
Fiction Film Production - Learn the history, theory, and production of Fiction Film. Combines practical skills in production with conceptual training in film studies.
Documentary Studies - Explore the history, theory, and production of Documentary forms and modes of expression. Gain insight into the challenges of representing reality.