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Journalism and Media Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Westerville, OH, United States
Have you ever found yourself talking out loud to the television, radio, or computer screen asking:Who is the audience? Why are they telling this story? What would be a better multimedia method that that would make this story most compelling? Then the Journalism and Media Communication course from Otterbein University is the right choice for you.
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Overview

The answers to these questions might lead you to a major or minor in journalism and media communication at Otterbein. 

Through an integrated multimedia curriculum, you will learn valuable research and reporting skills, develop strong writing and editing techniques, and practice advanced production methods for text, audio, video, and interactive storytelling in student media organizations, lab classes, and internships.

In Journalism and Media Communication course from Otterbein University you might:

  • Write and edit a campus news story.
  • Broadcast live on the air for Otterbein’s radio station, WOBN, 97.5 FM;
  • Produce and report the news and sports on Otterbein.tv, our own television station;
  • Learn how to optimize website traffic via social media and then analyze audience statistics;
  • Tell stories from inside local communities in order to advocate for social change.
  • Design your own newsletter or website.

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 included:

  • Reporting and News Writing
  • Media in a Global Society
  • Race, Gender, Class and Media

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, including essay.
  • $50 Application fee.
  • Official transcripts/documents for four years of high school/secondary school (grades 9-12).
  • Official Bank Statement(s) and Sponsor Guarantee form.
  • Copy of passport and current visa (if applicable).
  • All test scores must be reported directly from the testing center.
  • Foreign language documents must be translated into English by the issuing institution, a certified translator or English teacher.
  • SAT and ACT test scores and letters of recommendation are optional and may be submitted if they strengthen your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Westerville

  • 1189 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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