Multimedia Journalism, B.A., B.S.
The multimedia journalism program 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 curriculum is flexible and includes both a strong core of course requirements and multiple elective offerings to allow students to pursue their particular media interests. It prepares students to enter the job market as journalists or other related media careers, developing gateway skills of reporting, writing and production in print, television, radio and online-based media.
Why Study Multimedia Journalism at Grand Valley?
- Students have opportunities to become involved in student media - newspaper, radio, and TV - to gain experience and prepare them for internships and related hands-on experiences.
- The area is media rich, there is a top 40 TV market with four commercial stations, public TV/radio stations, and more than 50 radio stations. Area print media include four daily newspapers and 15 weekly newspapers, and many minority, arts, business, and other specialty publications. All area media produce and present Internet-based content.
- Students may apply up to 15 internship credits toward the 120 needed for graduation.
- Our faculty all possess experience in the field of journalism -
including our permanent full-time faculty as well as our part-time
- There is always a need for new media content, and multimedia journalism graduates leave GVSU ready to go to work satisfying the public's need to know.