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Media and Screen Studies and Journalism, BA

A BA in Journalism and Media and Screen Studies is designed for the student who is interested in pursuing a career as a journalist specializing in the film industry.

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A Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media and Screen Studies is designed for the student who is interested in pursuing a career as a journalist specializing in the film industry. Students can take a combined major in Media and Screen Studies and Journalism. Students take 9 courses from each major plus one bridge course. This major is intended for students who wish to focus on journalism as opposed to a general degree in media and screen studies.

Our Media and Screen Studies curriculum designed to achieve six distinct learning objectives:

1. Apply basic knowledge of fundamental techniques of video-based film production in a visual project
2. Define terms, concepts, and theories that are fundamental to the study of media
3. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to media texts
4. Apply the history of media studies to current issues of media with a particular focus on identity, industry, and democracy
5. Plan, write, and present original research papers and presentations, incorporating an analytical understanding of concepts and ideas in Media and Screen Studies
6. Apply theories of media and culture central to the field of Media and Screen Studies to a media text or issue

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Interests of Media and Screen Studies and Journalism, BA Students

  • advertising
  • audience
  • critical studies
  • cultural studies
  • discourse
  • entertainment
  • film
  • globalization
  • image
  • Internet
  • journalism
  • media
  • media studies
  • production
  • storytelling
  • television
  • visual communication

Co-op Opportunities

  • BMF Media Group
    New York, NY
  • Boston Globe
    Boston, MA
  • National Geographic Learning
    Boston, MA
  • The Martha Stewart Show
    New York, NY
  • NBC Universal Television
    New York, NY
  • The Chew Productions
    New York, NY
  • Viacom
    New York, NY
  • Walt Disney World
    Orlando, FL
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • ability to work under pressure
    • commercial and cultural awareness of media and creative industries
    • creative problem-solving skills
    • critical thinking, leadership skills
    • listening
    • performance and presentation skills
    • project management skills
    • verbal and written communication skills
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • account executive
    • broadcast journalist
    • creative director
    • information officer
    • market researcher
    • media planner
    • media producer
    • multimedia specialist
    • public relations specialist
    • social media manager
    • web content manager
    • writer

Media and Screen Studies and Journalism, BA Requirements

Introduction to Media Studies

Introduction to Screen Theory

Media and Screen Electives

Advanced Media and Screen Electives

Journalism Elective

Complete three courses in the following range:

Media and Screen Studies Grade Requirement

No more than two grades below a C in media and screen studies courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

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Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Jonathan Kaufman

Professor, School Director

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Dale Herbeck

Department Chair, Professor

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Susan Conover

Administrative Coordinator

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Angela Chin

Administrative Officer

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Alexandra Kilgore

Administrative Officer

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Academic Advisors:

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

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Maegan Bishoff

Academic Advisor

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Co-op Advisors:

Michelle Hagopian

Associate Co-op Coordinator

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Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

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