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MULTIMEDIA STUDIES: Multimedia Journalism

Credits to Graduate: 120     Credits in Major: 38
12 Upper Division Credits in Arts & Letters
FAU Residence Credits: 30
Upper Division Credits: 45

Overall 2.5 GPA required for entry into major
Overall 2.5 GPA must be maintained to remain in major

Grade of "C" or better is required for each course in the major.  All courses in the major must be graded.  Pass/Fail is not accepted.

The Multimedia Journalism Sequence prepares students to work in the new media convergence environment — where competition, deregulation, and digital technology break down the barriers among print, radio, television, and the Internet.

Students are expected to develop strong basic writing and analytical skills and then to become adept at writing and producing for multiple media platforms simultaneously, exhibiting the versatility necessary to succeed in a quickly evolving and growing media market.

The goals of the Multimedia Journalism Sequence are to provide a broad liberal arts education as well as develop professional skills so that graduates are able to fully exercise the civic responsibilities of journalists for the lively functioning of democratic institutions. In addition, students will choose an emphasis in another discipline that will help them fulfill the important role of information provider in today's global, technological, and information-based society.

The following courses are required:

MMC 1540
MMC 3403
MMC 4640
JOU 4004
VIC 4943
Introduction to Media Studies
Mass Communication Theory
Public Opinion and Modernity
U.S. Journalism
Multimedia Practicum
Practicum prerequisite:
News and News Reporting, Broadcast Journalism and Multimedia Journalism; seniors only.

Performance and Production
The following courses are required*:

JOU 3101
JOU 4181
RTV 4301
JOU 4342
News and News Reporting
Coverage of Public Affairs
Broadcast Journalism
Multimedia Journalism

*Performance and Production courses must be taken in the order listed,
beginning with JOU 3101 and concluding with JOU 4342.

A minimum of 9 credit hours required:

COM 3500
COM 3945
COM 4332
COM 4621
DIG 3110
DIG 4820
FIL 4364
JOU 4223
JOU 4311
JOU 4314
JOU 4601
MMC 4200
MMC 4263
MMC 4502
MMC 4642
PUR 4411
RTV 3228C
RTV 3260
RTV 3332C
RTV 4403
Political Communication
Communication Internship
Studies in New Media
News Media Ethics
Fundamentals of Multimedia
Web Research for Journalists
Documentary Film and Video
Editing and Layout
Feature and Freelance Writing
Environmental Journalism
Mass Communication Law and Regulation
Media, Society and Technology
Mass Communication in North American Social Thought
Communication and Social Power
Public and Community Relations
Television Production
Video Production
Documentary Video Production
U.S. Telecommunication Industry

A minimum of 12 credit hours is recommended.

Because of the growing need for journalists who can communicate about increasingly complex subjects, students are advised to earn a minor in an area such as History, Sociology, or Political Science, or complete a certificate program in a field such as Environmental Studies or Ethnic Studies.


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