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Digital Journalism and Media, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #75 (BCR) Online
The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism and Media program, offered by Penn State World Campus can prepare you for the fast-changing field of digital journalism and other web-based communication careers, including multimedia storytelling, digital production, and digital content management. 
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Overview

While offering a cutting-edge education in digital media, this Digital Journalism and Media program, offered by Penn State World Campus program also focuses on writing, editing, and journalistic ethics.

The field of journalism has been radically transformed by the onset of new opportunities to engage an audience using technology.

Graduates with Digital Journalism and Media from Penn State World Campus will be able to:

  • write and produce content for digital journalism organizations
  • apply multimedia skills to research, develop, create, and assess pieces appropriate to specific mediums and audiences
  • understand ethics and laws regarding freedom of speech and the press

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Ethics
  • Principles of Multimedia Journalism
  • Principles of Strategic Communications
  • Law of Mass Communications
  • Writing for the Media
  • News Writing & Reporting
  • The Mass Media and Society
  • Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications
  • Photojournalism
  • Digital Media Metrics
  • Idea Development and Media Writing
  • Telecommunications Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

  • 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

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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