2017 - 2018 Catalog (Current)

Multi-Media Journalism

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of 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 pursuing the Journalism and Technical 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

Students desiring to complete this minor should file an official declaration with the minor advisor as soon as possible, and meet with that advisor regularly. The Multimedia Journalism minor requires a minimum of 21 credits of course work and a minimum 2.0 GPA in all course work comprising the minor.   An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State.  

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 English, Literature and World Languages
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC-3080
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-3988

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Multi-Media Journalism Minor - 21 Credits

Reporting
3
Multimedia Design and Writers
3
Choose One:
Feature and Opinion Writing
3
or
Publication Editing
3
Choose One:
Photography
3
or
Audio Production
3
Choose One:
Broadcast Presentation
3
Script Writing
3
Choose One group (6 credits):
Web Design and Planning
3
Field Production
3
Or
Digital Media Art & Technology
3
Streaming Media Production
3