Why Multimedia Journalism?
The multimedia journalism major focuses on the multimedia elements required of today’s journalists. You will receive hands-on experience with the tools and techniques of photography and cinema, audio production, and video production, while learning to be a critical thinker and an excellent writer. You will create multimedia projects using the latest software, such as, InDesign, Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Final Cut Pro HD. You will also have hands on experience with use audio and video recorders, digital video cameras, and video transfer decks. As a multimedia major you will not only gain a foundation in reporting and writing, but also learn how to combine words with images, video and sound to tell journalistic stories creating an experiential, interactive environment for readers.
Sample Multimedia Journalism Courses
- MMJ 3153 Fundamentals of Audio and Video Production.Theory and practice of basic audio and video production techniques leading to later applications in radio, television and multi-media production.
- MMJ 3623 Internet Communication. Theoretical and practical understanding of how the Internet is changing the way mass media and media-related organizations communicate with audiences.
- MMJ 4093 Extreme Digital Persuasion. Broadcast post-production techniques at an advanced level utilizing AfterEffects, Adobe CS3/4, Final Cut Pro Studio, Dreamweaver, and others. This course has been designed to be project driven and to emulate actual client based productions.