The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture prepares effective and skilled communicators through quality instruction, advising and student services, based on real-world applications. Through research, professional service and scholarship in applied communications, the school advances the knowledge and practice of a multidisciplinary and evolving media environment. The school values truth, ethics, creativity, innovation, collaboration, cultural diversity, shared governance and community engagement.
The Mass Communications (Concentration in Multimedia Journalism) program at Virginia Commonwealth University is for recent graduates who have an undergraduate degree in journalism or a related field, or for more veteran journalists who want to upgrade their professional skills.
Student learning outcomes
- SLO1: Higher level skills
Students graduating from this program will demonstrate higher level skills in critical thinking.
- SLO2: Clear and effective communication
Students graduating from this program will master written and multimedia platforms to communicate clearly and effectively to inform and engage audiences.
- SLO3: Research and evaluation
Students graduating from this program will demonstrate the ability to conduct foundational research applicable to mass communication.
- SLO4: Tools and technologies
Students graduating from this program will be able to apply tools and technologies required for mass communication workplaces.
- SLO5: Journalism skills
Students specializing in this sequence will demonstrate journalism skills, including news judgment, ethics, information gathering and reporting across multiple platforms, that show they are capable of producing publishable work.
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- Communication Research
- Digital Management and Analytics
- Computational Journalism
- Digital Production
- Leadership in Action
- Media Law and Ethics
- Multimedia Storytelling
- International Journalism
- 12 months
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DisciplinesMedia Studies & Mass Media Digital Communication View 207 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United States
- Personal statement
- Academic documentation
- Proof of English proficiency
- Additional academic requirements and regulations
- Foreign transcripts
- Financial certification
- Application fee
International25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
National25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State12618 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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