BA in Journalism and Media Communication
North Central College
USD 42,866 / per year *
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Why pursue a journalism and media communication degree at North Central College?
Journalism and media communication prepares students to become modern media practitioners, practiced in the art of storytelling across a variety of platforms and technologies. Students are able to put together a unique program suited to their future goals with an emphasis on journalism, video/TV, or radio.
You can also:
- Apply for staff positions at the award-winning Chronicle news magazine and NCC Linked news website. Students can contribute to and get published in Chronicle/ncclinked.com as early as their freshman year.
- Work for North Central’s student-run radio station, WONC, named the best college radio station in the country in 2015. Students can be on the air as soon as their first week on campus.
- Get involved with the NCC’s Video Practicum, putting your video production skills to work producing news stories and other short videos.
- Intern at area television and radio stations.
- Study abroad with programs that enhance or complement the journalism and media communication curriculum.
Journalism and Media Communication prepares students to become modern media practitioners, practiced in the art of storytelling using a variety of platforms and technologies. Depending on the specific courses selected, students are equipped for careers in journalism, radio, television, video production, social media, advertising, and digital content creation.
Majors in Journalism and Media Communication are encouraged to complete at least one internship in the media-related area of their choice. Students should work closely with faculty to identify appropriate internship opportunities.
- COMM 185 - Global Media in a Digital Age
- COMM 280 - Business and Professional Communication
- MEDI 225 - Newsgathering I
- MEDI 240 - Media Law and Ethics
- MEDI 485 - Multimedia Production Capstone
Three of the following:
- MEDI 101 - Introduction to Broadcasting
- MEDI 200 - Digital Media Writing
- MEDI 222 - Video Storytelling I
- MEDI 250 - Copy Editing
- MEDI 255 - Social Media
- MEDI 262 - Introduction to Digital Audio
- MEDI 265 - Photo Journalism
- ARTD 140 - Digital Art and Design
Three of the following:
- MEDI 322 - Video Storytelling II
- MEDI 325 - Newsgathering II
- MEDI 345 - Digital Journalism
- MEDI 366 - Broadcast News
- MEDI 370 - Screenwriting
- MEDI 390 - Special Topics in Journalism and Media Communication
- MEDI 405 - Advanced Digital Audio Production
- MEDI 415 - TV Studio Production
- MEDI 490 - Seminar in Journalism and Media Communication
History and Theory
One of the following:
- MEDI 315 - History of Journalism
- COMM 412 - Media Criticism
- COMM 415 - Media Institutions
Three semesters of the following:
- MEDI 113 - Video Practicum
- MEDI 117 - Radio Practicum
- MEDI 152 - College News Practicum
Additional Requirements for the BA Degree
Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language.
Recent graduates have completed internships as:
- Editorial intern, College Fashionista, New York City
- Programming and production intern, NBC Sports, Stamford, Conn.
Recent graduates in Media Studies are employed as:
- Playback Operator, Big Ten Tonight, Big Ten Network
- Producer/Editor, Traffic Pulse Networks
- Anchor/Reporter, Newsy
- Copy writer at MACLYN
- Video Editor, Verizon Media
- Associate account manager for Lever