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Communication and Media Studies (Journalism)

Fisher College
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Full-time
€40,789.60/year
 3446 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English

Program Description

The Journalism concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies is designed to give students a solid foundation in newswriting and reporting for a variety of mediums: newspaper, radio, television, and the Internet. Instruction emphasizes reporting in today’s 24-7 media news cycle. Students will acquire advanced skills in Internet research, verifying sources for accuracy, conducting effective interviews, blogging, and repurposing the same news story for different audiences and mediums. Completing the program prepares students for a career in journalism, writing for business or non-profits, or to advance to a graduate program of study.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
14
English Level
IELTS
5.5
or
TOEFL (internet based)
61
Notes:

Additional Application Requirements:

  • Official transcript sent directly from your secondary school. Photocopies of transcripts are not acceptable.
  • A notarized, current bank statement verifying that the student has a minimum of $55,000.00 U.S. Dollars in a cash account available for his or her use.

Health Records and Insurance:

  • Complete health and immunization records.
  • Proof of health insurance.
  • Fisher College requires that all students fulfill their financial obligations prior to the start of classes.

Alternative English Language Qualifications:

  • Cambridge PET exam
  • Duolingo English Test
  • The STEP Eiken exam
  • The ESPT exam
  • The International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) with a minimum score of Level 5 or higher.

Conditional Admission:

  • TOEFL: 32 iBT or IELTS: 3.5
  • Accepts OEAT
  • Maximum Credits Available While in ESL: 6-9

Important Information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Curriculum

Core Modules

Introduction to Human Communications

Introduction to Mass Communication

Public Speaking

Media Writing

Introduction to Journalism

Introduction to Digital Video Production

Communication Theory

Advanced Reporting

Sports Journalism/ Broadcast Journalism

Media Criticism

Communication and Gender/ Media Ethics

Senior Seminar

Communication & Media Studies Internship

Careers

A reporter or news-writer position has long been the default job for anyone pursuing coursework in journalism.

To prepare for tomorrow’s careers, journalism students should be multi-taskers, capable of interviewing eye-witnesses, shooting and editing video, writing the story, and then repurposing everything for the company website.

Popular careers for print journalists are:

  • beat reporter
  • news writer
  • editor
  • while on-air reporters and news anchors
  • behind-the-scene producers for radio and TV

By focusing on skill acquisition and a well-rounded liberal arts education, journalists can also find employment opportunities writing for the:

  • financial industry
  • corporate communication departments
  • public relation firms
  • grant-writing for higher education or non-profit organizations
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