Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies
Concentration in Journalism
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.
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
Our internship program is the first step in getting real
hands-on experience in the field and has been a stepping stone for
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 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 opportunities include: positions in web-based creative
companies, newspapers, magazines, the music industry, sports
marketing, marketing, radio, social marketing companies. Positions
where excellent writing is essential demand students like ours.