Journalism and Mass Communication Major

American University in Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Intakes
March June October November
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
US$ 45,200

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements:

  • IBT (Internet Based TOEFL): 80
  • PBT – (Paper Based TOEFL): 550
  • IELTS – (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
  • CPE – (Certificate of Proficiency in English): ≥ C
  • CAE – (Certificate in Advanced English): ≥ B
  • Other equivalent qualifications accepted/recognised by the university.

Curriculum

Required Courses (15 credit hours)

  • Communications, Media & Society 
  • Writing for Media
  • Visual Communication Theory and Practice
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Media Law and Ethics

Internship Requirement (0-3 credit hours)

  •  Either Professional Internship (0 credits) or
  •  Academic Internship (3 credits; counts as a JMC elective)

Elective Courses (18-21 credit hours)

 Any six (6) or seven (7) JMC Electives depending on the type of internship completed.

The traditional approach to the major requires completion of the core courses, internship, six (6) or seven (7) electives, and sitting for the Bulgarian State Exam.

TRACK OPTIONS

Students majoring in JMC may also choose to focus their studies in either Journalism or Mass Communication by completing a minimum of 5 courses from electives in either the Journalism Track or the Mass Communication Track:

Journalism Track (5 courses)

To complete a Journalism Track, students must complete at least five (5) of the JMC Electives from the following:

  • Introduction to Video Journalism
  • Writing and Reporting
  • Digital Photojournalism
  • Specialized Writing
  • Television News Reporting
  • Magazine Journalism
  • Global Comparative Media
  • Topics in Journalism
  • Capstone Project*

*The Capstone Project requires minimum 3.25 GPA in the major and may count as a state exam.

Mass Communication Track (5 courses)

To complete a Mass Communication Track, students must complete at least 5 of the JMC Electives from the following:

  • Website Design
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Design and Layout
  • Advanced Communications Design
  • Topics in Media
  • Capstone Project*

* The Capstone Project requires minimum 3.25 GPA in the major and may count as a state exam.

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