Journalism/Mass Communication

Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: English, Humanities & Journalism
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What will I learn?

Journalism training teaches students how to gather, evaluate and organize information into news articles, photographs, slide shows, and videos. Photography courses teach skills for professional photography, social media, and hobbies, as well as provide a basis for filmmaking and videography training.

What is the Journalism/Mass Communication program?

The Journalism-Photography/Mass Communications program is a hands-on, laboratory experience that builds relevant skills and a portfolio. The skills courses taught in this program are honed directly in the student newspaper, The Ranger, where student work is published in print and online.


What's special about this program?

Journalism-Photography/Mass Communication students learn by doing. They get published and build a portfolio, which makes them marketable, and they walk out with career skills. Students also learn self-confidence, pride in the community, and the ability to recognize and report stories that make an impact.

What can I do with this course of study?

The Journalism-Photography/Mass Communications program is a foundation for careers in print, broadcast, and digital media; multimedia and photojournalism; public relations and advertising; and photography. The study of journalism also helps prepare students for law school, graduate study, and academic success in many liberal arts fields. Photography training supplements skills in professions such as law enforcement, medical, geology, astronomy, and architecture.


The skills courses taught in this program are honed directly in the student newspaper
Last updated 5/18/2021



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