News Media Studies (AC)

Academic Plans, known as programs, include a overview description and a summary of program requirements. You can search the online catalog via the the Academic Plan links on the right for a desired program or a specific course information. 

For students who want expertise in journalism and news media, this concentration may be earned along with a regular AA degree, and will be awarded upon graduation.

Core Courses
JOUR 101INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM5
JOUR 111DIGITAL NEWS5
Select three credits/units from the following:3
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION (3 credits/units)
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION (3 credits/units)
COLLEGE NEWS PRODUCTION (3 credits/units)
ENGL 127CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING3
CMST&102INTRO TO MASS MEDIA5
Subtotal21
Additional Coursework
Select one from the following:3-4
INDESIGN PAGE LAYOUT (4 credits/units)
WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION (4 credits/units)
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION (3 credits/units)
PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLING (3 credits/units)
Subtotal3-4
Total Credits/Units24-25

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Students who complete the News Media Studies Certificate will be able to explain current news media principles and practices and appropriately apply fundamental news production skills.