The Multimedia Journalism major at Grand Valley State University is grounded in the liberal arts, offering students a balance of courses that integrate theory and practice, preparing them to succeed in a rapidly changing and expanding multimedia landscape.
The multimedia journalism curriculum is flexible. It includes both a strong core of course requirements and multiple elective offerings to allow students to pursue their particular media interests.
Beyond university requirements, students study a variety of topics, including: news and society, news reporting, journalism history, journalism law and ethics, broadcast news, broadcast news production, advanced reporting techniques, and multimedia production and presentation. Electives include an introduction to radio, feature writing, sports reporting, arts and entertainment reporting, technical writing, communication policy and law, photography, audio production, and more.
Multimedia Journalism graduates find employment in all fields where strong communication and writing skills are required. Graduates find jobs in all media – print, broadcast, online – and in related fields, including business, health communications, public relations, nonprofits, community media, and government.