Multimedia Journalism

Fast Track | Online | No GRE

Whether you’re looking for updated skill sets, making a career change or checking off a life goal, the multimedia journalism concentration can help you stand out and reach higher professional goals. Our mission is to provide graduate, professional education for students who are in various stages of their journalism careers and for the broader communications industry who seek to develop a stronger foundation and preparation in multimedia journalism.

You can choose to complete the fully online degree in as few as 12 months, or attend part time and build a flexible course schedule that suits your needs.

Explore full degree details on the VCU Bulletin.

Courses

As a graduate student, you will be given the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of journalism through the required 30 credits of courses created to provide you with an immersive experience. You will strengthen the skills necessary for today’s working journalists as well as gain leadership knowledge that will propel you ahead in your career.

With hands-on courses, you’ll get a chance to report on critical topics of your choice and have the opportunity to publish your work through the Robertson School’s news service, which serves more than 100 news outlets in the state, plus the Associated Press. All of our courses will be taught online to ensure that you will be able to receive exceptional education on your own time. 

The program concludes with a practical capstone project. Please note that students who wish to embark on an individual research project may choose to do so after consultation with the director of graduate studies if they prefer that over the professional project completed in the capstone.

Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the multimedia journalism concentration, you will:

  • Demonstrate higher level skills in critical thinking
  • Master written and multimedia platforms to communicate clearly and effectively to inform and engage audiences
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct foundational research applicable to mass communication
  • Apply tools and technologies required for mass communication workplaces
  • Demonstrate journalism skills, including news judgment, ethics, information gathering and reporting across multiple platforms, that show you are capable of producing publishable work