Professional/Technical Short Term Certificate

Multimedia Journalism Foundations Short Term Certificate

Area of Study
Arts and Communication
Program Coordinator

Renne Brock
(360) 417-6249
rbrock@pencol.edu

Program Description

This certificate will provide students with an understanding of professional communications grounded in Mass Media. Students will learn how print, visual and broadcast communications are created, edited and published on a variety of media platforms. Courses will emphasize workflow, publication of media, analysis of news, entertainment, and persuasive storytelling. Students will differentiate between facts, opinion, and analysis.

Program Code: DMWJFC01

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate responsible skills for collaboration in management, ethical writing, and editing with use of graphic design fundamentals and production to assemble publications for print and online delivery
  • Research, plan, use photography principles, and creative techniques to execute and assemble a photo stories and newspaper layouts comprised of aesthetic compositions and journalistic integrity
Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

Examines vital issues for people who use mass media or are affected by it. Emphasis on freedom of expression, censorship, fair trial, privacy, ethics, law, media economics, technology, effectiveness in communicating to audiences and relationships to social, cultural, and political values in the United States and throughout the world. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)

Credits: 5

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5

Introduction to Photojournalism I Foundation class in use of cameras, lenses, light, composition, timing, and field techniques. Emphasis on news and feature photography with principles applicable to all visual communications, including video. Produce black and white photos for assignments, mass communications, including the students news service The Buccaneer. Provide own DSLR camera equipment or mobile device and USB drive for photo storage and field work. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

Credits: 5

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1 - 5

Opportunities to gain experience and insights in communications careers through internships supervised by media professionals. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

Credits: 1 - 5

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3

Theory and application of principles for supervising a publication, from planning to preparation for printer. Emphasis on effective collaboration, management, news judgment, ethical decision making, editing, design, and use of computers to produce student newspaper. More advanced students fill staff management roles on the newspaper. This class may include students from multiple sections.

Credits: 3

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5

This course concentrates on the creative and practical exploration of computer graphics and page layout design. Students will explore basic concepts of digital media, terminology and acquire hands-on experience working with industry standard page layout and illustration software. This class may include students from multiple sections.

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
19
Total Credits
19