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 will I learn?
Journalism training teaches students how to gather, evaluate and organizeinformation 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 can I do with this course of study?
The Journalism-Photography/Mass Communications program is a foundation to 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.
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 community and the ability to recognize and report stories that make an impact.