Media and Journalism Studies
Area of Study: Media and Journalism Studies
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Arts with Emphasis in Media and Journalism Studies
The Media and Journalism Studies (MJS) program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) offers exciting and rewarding opportunities for students interested in pursuing degrees and careers in various media fields.
Tri-C continually enhances its course offerings to reflect the vast changes taking place in journalism and mass communication. Courses are geared for individuals working toward careers in writing for various media, including work in digital and social media, newspapers, magazines, television and public relations. Courses are also available for aspiring screenwriters, sportswriters, public relations, advertising and sales professionals. Many MJS courses transfer to four-year colleges where students may continue working toward bachelor’s degrees in journalism, communications, or related disciplines.
Students benefit from real-world experience, such as working on The Voice, the college’s award-winning student-run newspaper, and with media outlets throughout Northeast Ohio. Tri-C offers students the opportunity to be placed in engaging internships where they work with professionals in the media.
Students interested in pursuing studies in the discipline of Media and Journalism Studies should plan to pursue an Associate of Arts degree at Tri-c and transfer to a four-year College or University to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. Please visit the transfer center page to view available transfer pathways/articulation agreements from Tri-C to four year partners.
The MJS program is designed to support transfer to a four-year institution. With additional education and experience, graduates can aspire to the following positions: newspaper or magazine writer/editor, social media specialist, copywriter (web and print), public relations specialist, marketer, advertiser, and broadcast journalist.