A five-year design model make sense for some students because they discover their interest in design late in their undergraduate work. Because of the prerequisite courses, news-editorial designers usually do not take JOURN 4500 Advanced Newspaper Editing and Design until their senior year. If they discover they have the aptitude and the interest at this time, the additional fifth year helps them prepare for a design specialty.
One of the following or adviser-approved substitutes:
Note: The university requires at least half of a graduate student’s coursework to be in 8000-level (or greater) courses. 4000-level (and below) courses do not carry graduate credit. Some courses will not be offered every semester. Plan accordingly by checking with your graduate adviser and the registrar’s schedule of courses for current course availability.