The Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Production (JMP) program at SHU is an intensive hands-on approach to learning for the Broadcast Journalist, Commercial Photography, Photojournalist, Videographer, Documentary Filmmaker, Media Production, Post-Production Editing and Live Television Production Specialist.
Today journalism and multimedia production are in the midst of a revolution in the way we communicate and will communicate in the future. It is driven predominantly by two factors: rapidly changing technology and economics. The digital journalist and production specialist is emerging as the model of the future. Our program focuses on the “Next Generation of Media Production.”
JMP students will focus on this new concept and be ready to enter the workforce. Throughout the program students will develop the technical, editorial and theoretical skills necessary for preparation as a digital journalist and production specialist. Emphasis will be placed on research, writing, ethics, interviewing, reporting, producing, directing, field recording video and audio and video editing. The student must not only master all of these skills, but also be prepared to work in all of the emerging formats of new media. Hands on classes will guide students through distinct photo, video, studio and field event projects that will incorporate all of the necessary skills required for your professional career. The student has an opportunity to design a flexible educational experience within the framework of the curriculum.
The program is broken into six eight-week segments that offer the student the opportunity to explore their interests and master their craft. Students can finish as quickly as one year by taking classes two nights each week, or in two years by taking classes one night each week.