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Journalism Associate of Arts Degree

Fresno City College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Fresno
Fall 2021

Fresno
Spring 2021

Program description

Journalism Associate of Arts Degree

The Journalism Major at Fresno City College is designed to introduce students to the mass media, both as consumers and as potential practitioners. The program focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. It includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; and journalism history and criticism. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor.

Admission requirements

International Students and Scholars Admission Requirements

To determine whether you are eligible for admission to our Fresno City College International Program, please review the following Admission Requirements, and submit the completed checklist with your other application materials:

  • Student must be 18 years old prior to the start of the semester
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement Form
  • Financial Documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results – Waived if student Graduated from a U.S. High School and/or if English is an official language of home country
    • TOEFL Score Requirement Score of 500 Paper Based Test (PBT) or 61 Internet Based Test (iBT) required from students applying from their home country. If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting a score of 460 PBT or 48 iBT. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
    • IELTS Score Requirement Overall Band Score of 5.5 required from students applying from home country with at least 5.0 in each subsection (Listening, reading, Writing, and Speaking). If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting an Overall Band Score of 5.0. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
  • High School Graduation Requirement Official Graduation Certificate/Diploma, transcripts, and/or equivalent evidence of graduation from a Secondary School or its equivalent are required. If records are not in English, certified translation must be furnished.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Required Core Courses

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Newswriting
  • Race, Gender, and the Media

Department Publication Requirement (Select six units or two courses):

  • Writing for the College Newspaper
  • Magazine Production
  • Beginning Media Writing Practicum
  • Intermediate Media Writing Practicum
  • Advanced Media Writing Practicum
  • Editorial Leadership
  • Online Newspaper Staff

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International and Out-of-State student fees for spring 2021 : $3480.00 per 12 credit units

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Demonstrate an understanding of journalistic responsibility.
  2. Analyze the impact of mass media on American society and its diverse communities.
  3. Describe how the major mass media operate and comprehend their contribution to American society and the world.
  4. Write and edit news stories.
  5. Meet journalistic deadlines.
  6. Demonstrate the uses of photography, graphics and newspaper layout in media productions.

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About this institute

Fresno City College

Fresno City College

FCC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. Students will receive an American education at an affordable cost. Our students enjoy and benefit from individualized staff guidance, academic counseling,...


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Contact info

Fresno City College

1101 E University Avenue
93741 Fresno California
United States of America

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www.fresnocitycollege.edu

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