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This concentration within the English program prepares students for a range of careers in journalism, public relations, media, and more. Students are encouraged to learn and utilize a wide variety of skills across multiple media. There are multiple media outlets where students can publish work, including the Mace & Crown, WODU, and HerCampus. Graduates will be prepared for numerous careers. The program culminates in a B.A. in English.
Prepares students for a variety of careers in journalism, communications, and media
Offers multiple opportunities for student publication
Trains students in multiple media and modalities for content creation
Highlights skills from fundamentals through advanced digital productions
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the reporting, writing, and production aspects of a television news program. Students will learn how to create 15- and 30-minute news broadcasts by developing story ideas and news gathering. Students will also learn the intricacies of shooting and editing video along with the production process involved in recording a live news broadcast. Each student will spend time both in front of and behind the television studio cameras. The goal of this course is to produce weekly news programs worthy of broadcast on local television. Students will assume the roles of reporter, writer, producer, floor director, photojournalist, videographer, technician, and more. |Cross listed with COMM 387/THEA 387) Prerequisites: COMM 271 or THEA 271 or COMM 382 or ENGL 382.
Course includes discussion and practice of writing a variety of newspaper and magazine feature stories. Students will write and critique stories on people, places, businesses, trends, and issues. Assistance is given in the marketing of manuscripts. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours in English.
A course in the techniques of writing nonfiction imaginatively within a factual context. Emphasis is placed on regard for reader psychology, selection of significant detail, and the development of a style at once lively and lucid. Assignments are made individually with regard to the student's field of interest---history, biography, science, politics, informal essay, etc. Advice is given on the marketing of promising manuscripts. Prerequisites: ENGL 327W or ENGL 351 and junior standing or permission of the instructor, based on writing samples submitted.
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in Journalism should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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