Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Multimedia Journalism

Curriculum

This program will be effective for students starting in Fall 2017 or later.

Total Credit Hours: 46

School of Communication Core (10 credit hours)

  • COMM 100: SOC Seminar
  • COMM 175: Intro to Communication
  • COMM 200: Communication & New Media
  • COMM 215: Ethics & Communication

Journalism Foundation Courses (9 credit hours)

  • COMM 205: Reporting Basics I: Writing and Interviewing
  • COMM 208: Reporting Basics II: Technology for Journalists
  • COMM 135: Intro to Video Production

Research Methods (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 362: Journalism Research Methods

Values (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 282: Media Law (Required)
  • COMM 279: Historical and Critical Issues in Journalism
  • COMM 340/PLSC 387:  Politics and the Press
  • COMM 341: Journalism and Race
  • COMM 343: Journalism and Religion
  • COMM 372: Special Topics: Journalism*
*Select/specific topics will satisfy the Values requirement. Please consult your academic advisor for more information.

Skills Concentration—Choose One (12 credit hours each)

Electronic & Broadcast News
  • COMM 256: Broadcast News (3hrs)
  • COMM 284: Video Storytelling (3hrs)
  • Journalism Electives (6 hrs)
Digital & Visual Journalism
  • COMM 207: Photojournalism (3hrs) OR
  • COMM 328: Magazine Design & Production (3hrs) AND
  • COMM 263: Introduction to Design and Editing (3hrs)
  • Journalism Electives (6 hrs)
Print Journalism
  • COMM 259: News Editing (3hrs)
  • COMM 262: Feature & Opinion Writing (3hrs)
  • Journalism Electives (6 hrs)
Integrated Journalism
  • Electronic/Broadcast (3hrs)
  • Digital/Visual (3hrs)
  • Print (3 hrs)
  • Journalism Elective (3 hrs)

Journalism Electives

  • COMM 207: Photojournalism
  • COMM 229: Journalistic Interviewing
  • COMM 233: Magazine Writing & Editing
  • COMM 253: Health Reporting
  • COMM 254: Literary Journalism
  • COMM 256: Broadcast News
  • COMM 259: News Editing
  • COMM 262: Feature & Opinion Writing
  • COMM 263: Intro to Design & Editing
  • COMM 264: Sports Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 265: Sports Broadcasting
  • COMM 267: Writing for Business (Business Reporting)
  • COMM 275: Web Design & Usability
  • COMM 284: Video Storytelling
  • COMM 298: Themes in Journalism
  • COMM 311: Health Communication
  • COMM 315: Advanced Reporting
  • COMM 328: Magazine Design and Production
  • COMM 331: Writing and Marketing Articles
  • COMM 332: Investigative & Public Affairs Reporting
  • COMM 342: Human Rights Reporting
  • COMM 358: Newscasting and Producing
  • COMM 372: Special Topics: Journalism
  • COMM 383: Radio Practicum

Capstone (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 315: Advanced Reporting (Mosaic)
  • COMM 332: Investigative Journalism
  • COMM 358: Newscasting & Producing

Internship (3 credit hours)

COMM 392: Journalism Internship (must be pre-approved by the program)
 
The multimedia journalism major no longer requires a minor in another area.
We recommend multimedia journalism majors take courses related to:
 
  • Statistics
  • Marketing
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Programming