Journalism

Minor

  • Broaden/complement your major
  • communication arts and English/literature courses
  • 18 credit minor program

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Stephen

While serving as Sound Design Curriculum Coordinator and Faculty at the Academy of Art Univ in San Francisco, my film production company is busy developing cooking shows, films, and other 21st century entertainment.

The Communication Arts department allowed me to understand and develop an aesthetic for my art and gave me a good foundation on technical skills that has served me well to this day.  Moreover, the liberal arts based education at Marywood instilled a lifelong love of learning and exploration.  My education was one where I felt we were gathering inspiration and expert knowledge from a host of mentors, applying many different fields of study to better our understanding of our own departments.

Throughout my career; in radio (locally WBHT, WARM, WMGS and later KFOG in San Francisco, theater (both in Northeast Pennsylvania and West Coast productions), cinema (my 6 years at Lucasfilm and in my own film endeavors), and education (my positions at the Academy of Art University), I have always felt the influence of Marywood.  

I currently have two careers.  My film production company is busy developing cooking shows, feature films, and a host of other 21st century entertainment.  I also serve as Sound Design Curriculum Coordinator and Full Time Faculty at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. 

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements -- All Majors

The following courses are required for all Communication Arts students, in Advertising/Public Relations, Digital Media, and Broadcast Journalism (23 credits):

COMM 101 Dynamics of Speech Communication 2
COMM 112 Communication Theory
3
COMM 115 News Writing
3
COMM 130B First-Year Practicum
1
COMM 230A and B Communication Arts Practicum
1,1
COMM 233 Video Production I
3
COMM 233L Video Production I Lab
0
COMM 330A and B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
1,1
COMM 336 Broadcast Newswriting
3
COMM 430A or B Practicum in Digital Media Broadcast and Production 
1
COMM 451 Coordinating Seminar in Communication Arts
3

Note: Seniors must take 430A or 430B during the semester in which they are not registered for COMM 451.

Broadcast Journalism


Major in Broadcast Journalism requires 50 total credits:
 

COMM 118 Introduction to Electronic Journalism and Social Media 3
COMM 224 Electronic Newsgathering Seminar 3
COMM 234 Video Production II 3
COMM 234L Video Production II Lab 0
COMM 237 New Communication Technologies 3
COMM 238 Media Scriptwriting 3
COMM 306 Communication Graphics 3
COMM 320 Communications Ethics and Law 3
COMM 418 Electronic Storytelling and Documentary Production 3
ENGL 484 Political Writing and Rhetoric 3

Minor in journalism requires 18 credits:

English Department

ENGL 160 Composition and Rhetoric
3
ENGL 400 Structure of Linguistics
3
  OR course substitution approved by Communication Department Chair
ENGL 321 The Essay as Literature
3
OR
ENGL 480 Advanced Writing
3

Communication Arts Department

COMM 115 News Writing
3
COMM 233 Video Production I
3
COMM 233L Video Production I Lab 0
COMM 336 Broadcast Newswriting
3