Magazine Production

The certificate in magazine production allows students to explore many of the aspects of producing a magazine, including writing, editing, layout and design and photography.

Learning Outcomes

    * The student will learn the basic elements of magazine production, including writing articles suitable for a magazine, devising the overall content for a specific magazine, assigning stories to other writers, editing their work, scheduling the production of the magazine and working with printers.
    * The student will learn the basic elements of layout and design for a magazine.
    * The student will learn essential principles of photography


18 credit hours

Required Courses

JOUR 4390 Magazine Production*     3 hours
MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media          3 hours
JOUR 2300 Journalism: Layout and Design     3 hours
JOUR 2170 Copyreading/News Editing     3 hours
PHOT 3190 Digital Photographic Imaging     3 hours

In addition, students must complete a minimum of 3 credit hours from among the following:

PHOT 2500 Photojournalism     3 hours
JOUR 2380 Free Expression and the First Amendment     3 hours
JOUR 3080 Global Journalism     3 hours
JOUR 3150 Topics in Modern Media     1-3 hours
JOUR 3750 Environmental Journalism and Communications     3 hours
JOUR 4050 Sports Reporting     3 hours
JOUR 4170 Investigative Journalism     3 hours
JOUR 4380 Magazine Journalism     3 hours
JOUR 1030 Fundamentals of Reporting     3 hours
JOUR 2140 Advanced Reporting     3 hours
JOUR 2360 History and Principles of American Journalism     3 hours
MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media     3 hours
JOUR 3060 Community Reporting     3 hours
JOUR 3130 Feature Writing     3 hours
MEDC 4100 The Law and the Media     3 hours
PHOT 3120 Studio Photography and Lighting     3 hours
INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Digital Media     3 hours