Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program Sample Schedules

Although our typical student completes the 48-credit program in 18 months, you can negotiate a pace that works for you. The grid below shows when we offer required courses and select electives. Each term is 10 weeks long.

Fall Term - First Year

Title Credit
Foundations of Multimedia Journalism 4
Thinking Story  4

One or more elective(s):

  • Audio Storytelling I (Intro)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Motion Graphics
  • Writing for Grad School

Winter Term - First Year 

Title Credit
Multimedia Journalism Practices 4
Reporting within Communities 4
Foundations of Explanatory Journalism 4

One or More Elective(s):

  • Story in Stills I (Intro)
  • Story in Stills II (Photo Story)
  • Introduction to Social Virtual Reality
  • Designing and Developing Immersive Media

Spring Term - First Year

Title Credit
Producing Story 4
Digital Ethics 4

One or more elective(s):

  • Audio Storytelling II (Podcasting)
  • Immersive Storytelling I (360 Video)
  • Immersive Storytelling II (Photogrammetry)
  • Storytelling with Data

Summer Term - First Year

Title Credit
Terminal Projects 3-6
Business Practices 2

Fall Term - Second Year

Title Credit
Terminal Project 3-6
Communication and Society 4

Spring Term - Second Year

Title Credit
Some students elect to continue working on their terminal projects and/or take additional elective courses. N/A

Academic Checklist

In addition to your required courses, you’ve got some tasks to complete between enrollment and graduation. Complete these steps in order, with guidance from your faculty advisor.

  1. Make contact with your program director. The program director, Wes Pope, will be your first point of contact for questions about the program once you’re enrolled, so make sure to introduce yourself. You will also select a second advisor to provide feedback on your final project.
  2. Complete a proposal for your terminal project. This must be approved by your faculty advisor, who will tell you how to file it with the SOJC.
  3. Enroll for at least 3 credits in your final term.
  4. Apply for graduation in the second week of the term in which you plan to graduate. Fill out the graduation form on GradWeb.
  5. Complete your oral defense of your terminal project before the end of your final term.
  6. Submit one copy of your terminal project to your advisor and the SOJC Graduate Programs Office.


Need some guidance? Here are a few options:

  1. Download our graduate handbook for more details about program requirements and resources.
  2. Contact our graduate recruiter with questions about the program, the application process, and admission.