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A Two-Year MA Model

The visual editing and management model educates students in the theory and skills of picture editing, visual presentation in print and online publications. It is best suited to those with substantive journalism experience as photographer or designer or those who have had an undergraduate major in relevant journalism areas.

Program Core: 9 Credits

  • JOURN 0900 News Practicum (3 Credits) This course does not count toward the degree.
  • JOURN 8000 Mass Media Seminar (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8006 Quantitative Research Methods in Journalism (3 Credits) or
    JOURN 8008 Qualitative Research Methods (3 Credits)

One of the following four courses:

    • JOURN 8026 Philosophy of Journalism (3 Credits)
    • JOURN 8030 History of Mass Media (3 Credits)
    • JOURN 8038 Seminar in Communication Law (3 Credits) Recommended.
    • JOURN 8080 Media Ethics (3 Credits) Recommended.

Visual Editing and Management Core: 15 Credits

  • JOURN 7500 Advanced Newspaper Editing and Design (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7556 Fundamentals of Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7566 Electronic Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7972 Photo and Visual Editing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8092 Photography in Society (3 Credits)

Electives: 6 Credits

Suggested Courses:

  • JOURN 7110 Media Management and Leadership Theory (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7226 Strategic Design and Visuals I (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7506 Magazine Design (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7508 Information Graphics (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7560 Staff Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7568 History of Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7710 Newspaper Management (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7730 Journalism and Conflict (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7980 The Picture Story and Photographic Essay (3 Credits)

Capstone Level: 10 Credits

Professional Project

  • JOURN 8098 MA Project Seminar (1 Credit) and
    JOURN 8190 Area Problem in Journalism (9 Credits)

Thesis

  • JOURN 8100 MA Thesis Seminar (1 Credit) and
    JOURN 8090 Research in Journalism (9 Credits)

Total Suggested for Graduation: 40 Credits

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.