Harness your creativity and technology to create impactful designs in digital and print media.
Journalism, Visual Communication Concentration, B.S.
The Visual Communication concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Journalism program is offered through the School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the College of Media and Entertainment at MTSU.
The way that content is designed and displayed is an important and fast-evolving component of the information revolution. MTSU students enrolled in visual communication learn how to creatively work with current technology used in both digital and print design, while also studying theories and practices of effective visual storytelling. Students in the program learn how to work with print and interactive media through such projects as editorial and magazine design, websites, mobile apps, social media content, branding, illustration, and advertising design. Industry professionals teach students the ins and outs of strategy, conceptual thinking, software shortcuts, and advanced design techniques. Those who have interests in a creative career with a wide variety of opportunities should consider the Visual Communication concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Journalism program offered through the School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the College of Media and Entertainment at MTSU.
Visual Communication graduates have both the technical and conceptual knowledge needed to successfully deliver compelling stories on both print and digital platforms. Some possible professional pursuits:
- Art director
- Book designer
- Communications director
- Digital publications designer
- Editorial designer
- Graphic designer
- Multimedia director
- Publications director
- Web designer
Employers of MTSU alumni include
Employment opportunities are available at advertising agencies, design studios, media companies, publishing companies, record labels, and corporations both large and small.There are also opportunities to serve clients directly through freelancing or self-employment.
- CJ Advertising
- Custom Packaging
- Day Communications
- Gannett Design Studio
- Hanco Studio
- HCA Healthcare
- Hip Zipper Vintage
- Ingram Content Group
- Journal Communications
- Maple Ridge Events
- The Murfreesboro Post
- The Nashville Predators
- The Tennessean (Nashville)
- True North Custom Media
MTSU's School of Journalism and Strategic Media offers work leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Journalism. Concentrations are available in
- Advertising-Public Relations: Advertising
- Advertising-Public Relations: Public Relations
- Media Studies
- Sports Media
- Visual Communication
For complete curriculum details, click on the REQUIREMENTS tab above.
Undergraduate or graduate students outside the College of Media and Entertainment may choose to minor in Mass Communication with an emphasis in any of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media’s concentrations.
A Master of Science (M.S.) degree is available in Media and Communication.
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