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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Boston, MA, United States
The Journalism concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies is designed to give students a solid foundation in newswriting and reporting for a variety of mediums: newspaper, radio, television, and the Internet.
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Overview

Instruction emphasizes reporting in today’s 24-7 media news cycle. Students will acquire advanced skills in Internet research, verifying sources for accuracy, conducting effective interviews, blogging, and repurposing the same news story for different audiences and mediums. 

Completing the program prepares students for a career in journalism, writing for business or non-profits, or to advance to a graduate program of study.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the vital role journalism plays in a democracy and the challenges the industry faces developing a sustainable economic model for the Internet.
  • Recognize the ethical responsibility of the journalist to seek truth and report it.
  • Identify the stylistic differences between print, broadcast, sports, and online journalism, and the full-time positions available in each.
  • Master writing news leads, news story structure, beat reporting, and feature writing for a variety of mass mediums.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Public Speaking
  • Media Writing
  • Communication Theory
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Sports Journalism/ Broadcast Journalism
  • Media Criticism 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • A completed application form and $50 application fee.
  • Official transcript sent directly from your secondary school. Photocopies of transcripts are not acceptable. Transcripts must be translated into English. If you are not able to provide an official, translated transcript, we recommend that you utilize the services of the Center for Educational Documentation to provide Fisher College with appropriate documentation.
  • Official TOEFL results.
  • A notarized, current bank statement verifying that the student has a minimum of $52,000.00 U.S. Dollars in a cash account available for his or her use.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30389 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30389 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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