Arts and Letters

Journalism - Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
Concentration in Journalism

Overview

The Media Studies major prepares students for careers in the multimedia communications fields. Media students can choose from two concentrations: Production or Journalism. The Media Studies/Journalism concentration emphasizes writing for print, digital, and broadcast media.

Both concentrations emphasize writing, thinking, and the oral skills necessary for success in the media professions.

Media Studies at the Mount

The Media Studies major offers students close personal mentoring and opportunities to collaborate with faculty on media projects for local media and national distribution outlets. Internships help students refine and expand professional skills. Senior thesis projects provide important portfolio samples of professional competence.

Our internship program is the first step in getting real hands-on experience in the field and has been a stepping stone for successful employment.

Program Requirements

The Media Studies major is 39 credits following the successful completion of ENG 1010 and ENG 1020 or their equivalent. A GPA of 2.0 or better is required in CMA 2020 to continue in the major. A GPA of 2.0 in the major is required.

Where Mount Students Have Interned

Media Studies/Journalism students have many internship opportunities in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Mount students have worked at such varied companies as Thornwillow Press, Hudson Valley Magazine, Statewide News Network, WGNY Fox Radio, Hudson Valley Parent Magazine, Cumulus Radio, Clear Channel Communications, Pamal Broadcasting, and Times Community Newspapers, to name a few.

Career Options

Career opportunities include: positions in web-based creative companies, newspapers, magazines, the music industry, sports marketing, marketing, radio, and social marketing companies. Positions where excellent writing is essential demand students like ours.

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