Multimedia Storytelling and Production Concentration
Multimedia Storytelling and Production is a flexible concentration intended for students who want to gain proficiency in delivering informational content through a variety of platforms. Students have options to develop their skills in the following areas:
- capturing video and still images
- creating documentary or shorter films
- designing visual graphics
- publishing online-specific content
- writing long-form narratives
- promoting content through social media
- telling informational stories across media platforms
The concentration is designed to prepare students for careers in video production, web publishing, content development for corporate and nonprofit PR work, and other forms of digital mass communication. For statistics about media and communication occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The flexible nature of the Multimedia Storytelling and Production concentration allows
students to pursue their individual academic interests and career pathways.
Required courses for this concentration:
Digital and Reporting Requirement (6 hours)
or JOUR 2013
|2003: Storytelling for Today's Media
or 2013: News Reporting I
|JOUR 2032 & 2031L
or JOUR 2053
|2032: Broadcast News Reporting I with laboratory
or 2053: Multimedia Journalism
Production & Storytelling Requirement (12 hours)
Select four courses (12 credit hours) from the list below, with at least two courses (six credit hours) numbered at the 3000-level or higher. No duplication or double-counting of courses is allowed for JOUR courses taken to meet any other requirement.
|Storytelling for Today's Media
|Media Graphics and Technology
|JOUR 2332 & 2331L
|Photo Journalism I with laboratory
|Introduction to Sports Television Production I
|Advanced Radio News Reporting and Podcasting
|Social Media and Journalism
|Literature of Journalism
|Advanced Film & Video Feature Production
|Or other courses as approved by the School of Journalism and Strategic Media
Journalism Electives (3 hours)
Three credit hours in JOUR or ADPR electives numbered at the 3000-level or higher. Students are encouraged to complete an internship, whether it is taken for credit or not.
Journalism Core Courses:
A minimum of 34 semester hours in journalism is required, including the following.
|Media and Society
|Ethics in Journalism
(See advisor for enrollment)
|Journalism Writing Requirement
A minimum grade of C is required in all journalism courses that serve as prerequisites for advanced journalism courses. In certain cases, a minimum grade of B is required. Students must select a sequence when they enter the department.
Cultural Diversity Requirement - All majors are required to complete a 3-credit cultural diversity course. Students should consult their academic advisor for approved courses.
Digital Requirement - Students should consult the University Catalog and their academic advisor for guidance on completing the digital requirement for each JOUR concentration or the ADPR major.
GSP Requirement - Students who major or minor in journalism or advertising/public relations need to fulfill the School of Journalism’s grammar, spelling and punctuation (GSP) requirement.