"I got a ‘crash course’ in what it means to be a real journalist through Morrisville’s Journalism degree program. I was exposed to the ins and outs of print, radio, and television with real-world, hands-on learning. With the personal attention I received from my professors and fellow students, I graduated with the skills it took to be a success in this business. I was challenged to dig deeper and really look at journalism as an important public service. It’s a responsibility I take seriously. Every day I go to work I rely on something I learned at Morrisville. It’s an experience I’m grateful to have. As I encounter journalists from other schools, I’m proud to let them know I am, and always will be, a Mustang."
The bachelor degree in videojournalism provides students with the skills and hands-on experience in the classroom and in the field that will allow them to secure jobs and succeed in the dynamic world of contemporary media. Students acquire and reinforce basic skills in broadcast news writing and scripting, investigative research methods, video producing strategies, audio and video editing. The program is housed in a newly redesigned classroom and studio area that was designed to replicate industry working conditions.
The ever increasing number of media outlets seeking professionals who can quickly and effectively bring well-crafted video stories to air means that the job market for video journalists or content producers who can take a story from conception through writing, shooting, editing and broadcast is strong. The B.S. in videojournalism is designed to provide students with state-of-the-art technical instruction, based on a solid foundation of writing, editing and business skills.
Graduates spend several semesters creating a portfolio of work that will give them a strong advantage in entering the job market in whatever aspect of the communications field that they choose, either as part of an existing organization or as freelancers. Students also have a full-time internship chosen in conjunction with their advisor to allow them to get business experience in the area of communications in which they will seek their first job.
- Video Journalist
- Video Producer
- Camera Operator
- Entry-level positions in media outlets and corporations
- Freelance content producer
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Create content appropriate for an appropriate media platforms
- Analyze complex issues and topics related to information-gathering and content producing activities
- Demonstrate the technical, managerial, and leadership skills necessary to collaboratively work with other industry professionals
- Demonstrate through analytical and critical thinking strategies an understanding of law and ethics pertaining to various communication professions