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Multi-Media Journalism Minor

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Journalism Core - 12 Credits
JRNL 222 Reporting 3
ENGL 417 Multimedia Design and Writers 3
GRDE 216 Digital Imaging 3
Select one: 3 credits
JRNL 328 Feature and Opinion Writing 3
JRNL 330 Publication Editing 3
Select one: 3 credits
COMM 385 Broadcast Writing 3
TDMP 326 Script Writing 3
Select one group: 6 credits
GRDE 228 Interactive Media Development 3
TDMP 243 Field Production 3
TDMP 132 Digital Media Art & Technology 3
TDMP 328 Streaming Media Production 3

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. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the 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: Dr. Steven Fox
Phone: 231-591-3988
E-mail: StevenFox@ferris.edu

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

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