Multi-Media Journalism

Certificate in Multi-Media Journalism

This certificate program teaches basic journalism principles, theories and techniques--students will be qualified for opportunities in the local industry, including entry level positions in a variety of mediums. This program also prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions in Colorado. Within the program, students are introduced to convergent media as well as terms and technology standard in the industry. The program offers a variety of classes to give students an expansive knowledge of different mediums and their importance to the industry. The certificate program is transferable to an AGS or AA degree; please see an advisor to review transferability of courses. Students must complete all certificate course work with a grade of C or better.

Program Admission Requirements

Meet minimum assessment scores and/or prerequisites for courses in the program.


Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
JOU 105 Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3 3
JOU 106 Media News and Reporting 3
Second Semester
JOU 225 New Media 1 3
JOU 241 Feature and Magazine Writing 1 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits18

ENG 121 is a required prerequisite for this course.



ART 139  Digital Photography

BUS 115  Introduction to Business

ENG 221  Creative Writing I

JOU 102  Introduction to Editing for Media

JOU 121  Photojournalism

JOU 206  Intermediate Newswriting and Editing

JOU 221  Newspaper Design I

JOU 222  Newspaper Design II

JOU 231  Introduction to Public Relations

JOU 251  Media Law and Ethics

MAR 111  Principles of Sales

MAR 216  Principles of Marketing

MAR 220  Principles of Advertising

MGD 101  Introduction to Computer Graphics

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