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Journalism

University of Southern California

B.A. On Campus
48 months
Duration
57256 USD/year
57256 USD/year
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About

Our undergraduate Journalism program offered at University of Southern California stresses the importance of multimedia storytelling. The School of Journalism offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Print and Digital Journalism and Broadcast and Digital Journalism.

Overview

The best journalists can promote dialogue, advance justice, encourage civic engagement, and inform the public about major problems or issues facing society. As a Journalism undergraduate student at University of Southern California, we will teach you to work across all media platforms – print, broadcast and online - and you will practice your craft in a state-of-the arts Media Center and in Los Angeles, a stimulating urban laboratory. You will learn from top professionals, including Emmy and Pulitzer Prize winners, who have worked at the nation’s most respected news organizations.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Journalism degree program you should be able to:

  • Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press for the country.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of gender, race ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to mass communications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples and cultures and of the significance and impact of mass communications in a global society.
  • Understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity.
  • Think critically, creatively and independently.
  • Conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which you work.
  • Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes you serve (deadline/short-form and non-deadline/long-form).
  • Critically evaluate your own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness.
  • Apply basic numerical and statistical concepts.
  • Apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which you work (text, audio, video, web).
  • Demonstrate competency in leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Navigating Media and News in the Digital Age 
  • Culture of Journalism: Past, Present and Future
  • Reporting and Writing 
  • Media Law and Ethics 
  • Reporting and Writing
  • Introduction to Coding for Storytelling
  • Visual Journalism
  • Data Journalism 
  • Creating Your Digital Footprint and Brand 
  • Engaging Diverse Communities in the Digital Era 
  • Advanced Media Law in the Digital Age
  • Advanced Digital Media Storytelling

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
Start practicing IELTS today!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Test Scores
  • Transcripts: First-year applicants should submit official transcripts of all high school and college coursework completed.
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation: One letter is required from either your school counselor or a teacher from your school. Applicants to the School of Cinematic Arts must submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Portfolio, resumé and/or additional writing samples: if required by major. Performance majors may also require auditions. Refer to the Additional Application Requirements section, below, for more information.
  • Submit your fall grades (when available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57256 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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