Dec 10, 2019  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration (Multimedia Journalism), B.S.


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School of Journalism  
615-898-2814
Larry Burriss, program coordinator
Larry.Burriss@mtsu.edu

The multimedia journalism specialty within the Journalism program offers preparation for work in video, radio, and Internet reporting and management for news, entertainment, and sports. Used for instruction are two electronic newsrooms, three TV studios, a 40-foot definition mobile video production lab, a cable television channel, a 100,000-watt FM radio station, postproduction facilities, plus “converged-media experiences” in the Center for Innovation in Media. This specialty blends theoretical and hands-on approaches to electronic media education. Students are encouraged to complete their education with internships in professional settings.

NOTE: Students majoring in Mass Communication must earn a C (2.00) or better in each course in the college in order to graduate.

Admission to Candidacy


To be admitted to candidacy in the multimedia journalism specialty, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

EMC 1020 /JOUR 1020 /RIM 1020  

JOUR 2710  

ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  

EMC 2410  

EMC 2120  

  1. Minimum overall GPA in all coursework of 2.50.
  2. Math course satisfying General Education requirements.

Required Courses (40 hours)


Other requirements


  • Minor (15-18 hours)
  • 72 hours outside College of Mass Communication

Curriculum: Mass Communication, Electronic Media Communication Concentration (Multimedia Journalism)


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 32 hours


Junior


Subtotal: 31 hours


Senior


  • EMC electives 9 credit hours
  • Minor courses 9 credit hours
  • Electives 9 credit hours

Subtotal: 27 hours


Total hours in program: 120


Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Mass Communication, Journalism (Multimedia Journalism), B.S., Academic Map   

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