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Multi-Media Journalism

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Multi-Media Journalism Minor?

In the digital age, communication involves far more than pen and paper. It includes audio and video media and publishing on the World Wide Web. The Multi-media Journalism minor prepares students to practice journalism in the various media used today. This minor teaches students to develop the writing skills needed for professional work but also to do design and production work in the electronic media. This minor would be an excellent complement to communications-related majors.

Admission Requirements

This Multi-Media Journalism minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those in the Technical Professional Communication, B.S. or the Journalism and Technical Concentration, B.S. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 21 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

Advisor: Steven Fox
Phone: 231-591-3988
E-mail:

Department of Languages & Literature
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC-3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-3988

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Journalism Core (12 Credits)

Reporting
3
Multimedia Design and Writers
3
GRDE 216
Array
Select one:
Feature and Opinion Writing
3
or
Publication Editing
3
Select one:
Broadcast Writing
3
or
Script Writing
3
Select one group (6 credits):
GRDE 228
Array
Field Production
3
Or
Digital Media Art & Technology
3
Streaming Media Production
3
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