Academic Programs of Study

Journalism

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Multimedia Communication

  • Use digital tools to think, write, and bring a story to life
  • Preparation for a career in publishing across formats
  • Hands-on experience reporting for The Wood Word and TVM News

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Journalism at Marywood

Prepare for a career in the rapidly changing world of journalism. From newspapers to magazines to television and the web, specializing in journalism prepares you for a career in publishing across formats. Learn how to use digital tools to think, write, and bring a story to life in new and exciting ways.

If you are interested in creating and editing engaging and impactful stories for TV and radio, social media, web-based publications, such as blogs and traditional print media, this may be the degree for you. 

Learn the technology and techniques that are revolutionizing the way we produce the news accurately and ethically. Practice your skills by reporting for The Wood Word and TVM News from Day One. Prepare for an exciting career in journalism with a degree from Marywood.

Student Esperanza Gutierrez discusses what it is like to be a TVM news anchor (video)

More About This Degree

Our Center for Multimedia Communication provides media tools necessary to publish an online newspaper; direct, product, shoot, or edit video and audio programming; create and publish a PR newsletter; work as on-air television or radio talent; create virtual sets; produce short films; manage social media accounts; broadcast live sporting events; and much more. 

VMFM 91.7

Our award-winning, on-air and online radio station licensed by the FCC, staffed, managed, and operated by students.

The Wood Word

Work on the University's award-winning online news source in our newsroom equipped with 16 Macs, Apple’s Final Cut software, Adobe Suite, and all the tools of the trade you will need to put out the latest greatest news.

TV-Marywood

Join the student staff to direct live and taped programming via regional facilities of Comcast Cable and on the web. With the latest audio and video production tech and capabilities, the sky, or rather the green screen, is the limit.

Plus seven audio and video editing suites and a newsroom, all fully-equipped with Mac-based technology and industry-standard software!

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 130C Video Production I 1
COMM 233L Video Production I Lab 3
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 130D Video Production II 1
COMM 234L Video Production II Lab 3
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