Journalism & Media Studies at the Woods

Journalism & Media Studies students learn to communicate relevant issues and ideas through a variety of mediums. They will develop a strong command of the basics of reporting, writing, designing, and editing publications through print, web, and interactive media; as well as study photography, film, and public relations. A degree in Journalism & Media Studies prepares students to work in a variety of media fields, including newspapers, magazines, book publishing, and digital media communication.

The College offers the following programs:

View Journalism & Media Studies course requirements.

Why Major in Journalism & Media Studies?

Journalism & Media Studies students work closely with faculty to develop the necessary skills for visual and written communication. Students will develop a strong command of their chosen field through courses and internships, and can also "learn the ropes" of the business by working for The Woods, the College's newspaper.

As digital technology is changing both the gathering and dissemination of information, SMWC offers a curriculum that allows students to learn the relationship between traditional and emerging media. The Journalism & Media Studies major identifies the importance of both theory and practical knowledge, providing students with a well-rounded approach to both journalism and media.

Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in traditional, Web-based, and interactive journalism. Students will graduate from SMWC with a portfolio of profesional-quality work; prepared for a variety of careers in reporting, editing, and designing for both print and on-line publications, as well as producing video, audio, and sequential art.

Campus Facilities

Hulman Hall houses the Department of Text and Image with shared space for the Art & Design and the Journalism & Media Studies majors, including classrooms, and up-to-date computer lab and a dedicated space for The Woods (the award-winning college student newspaper). A gallery allows students the opportunity to present and exhibit their work, while a lighting studio is available for both photography and videography projects. 

Students have access to Macintosh computers, scanners and printers, digital SLR cameras, video cameras and other multi-media equipment.

Faculty offices are also housed near the classrooms.


Scholarships are available! Learn more on our scholarships page.