A multimedia journalism major prepares you for careers in the rapidly changing media landscape. You'll learn about publishing news across various media platforms, ranging from newspapers and magazines to television and the Web.

What Is a Degree in Multimedia Journalism?

You'll take courses in media history, law, and ethics that will give you a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the ever-changing field of news media. And you'll create real news products for class assignments to develop your skills in interviewing, writing, photography, and digital video production.

Why Study Multimedia Journalism Here?

Our state-of-the-art production studio will give you hands-on experience that will prepare you for careers in broadcast journalism and digital production. The analytical and critical thinking skills you'll gain will serve you in all types of communication positions.

Beyond the Classroom

Media Production Studio

Our multi-million-dollar Multimedia Center gives students the ability to run their own TV and video production studio. Using the same equipment found in professional top-50 newsrooms, classmates do their own reporting, write copy, control audio and cameras, anchor news programs, edit footage, and prepare everything for publication on their own news website.

Multimedia Studio

Making the News

Many assignments for multimedia journalism majors involve creating real news products you can publish immediately. You'll get opportunities to practice your craft, from hands-on courses like Media Writing or Digital Newsroom to part-time jobs like writing or broadcast positions with the Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, the student-run college media organization.

Digital Newsroom

Faculty Mentors

Our faculty has a good mix of experienced industry professionals and academic scholars. Whether your interests are in a career as a communications practitioner or going on to get a Ph.D., we have a mentor for you.

Faculty Mentors


Get Experience

By working in the field, you'll earn job experience and learn more about communication in the workplace. You will have the opportunity to explore potential career paths and network with journalism professionals.  

Multimedia Journalism Major Internships

Get Involved

To practice your communication knowledge and skills, we offer many student organizations. Join Lambda Pi Eta the National Communication Association, the Public Relations Student Society of America, or the Society of Professional Journalists. Our students also gain experience through the student newspaper, Collegiate Times,
radio, WUVT, or television station, WVTV.

Get Involved
What Our Students Are Saying

“For students who want a hands-on learning experience and classes that they will really want to go to, multimedia journalism/communication is definitely the right choice. Being a communication major helped make this 30,000-plus-student school feel like a small community.”

- Sarah Sweeten, '15

“While I plan on pursuing a career in print journalism, I also feel like I have a really strong background in broadcast journalism. It's helped me think more digitally as a leader for the Collegiate Times and incorporate broadcast and digital platforms with the newspaper.”


- Cameron Austin, '15, former editor of Virginia Tech's student-run newspaper


"What I loved the most about being a multimedia journalism major was working in the state-of-the-art television studio and control room in the Moss Arts Center. I not only looked forward to going to class every day, but also felt that the skills I gained gave me the confidence to pursue a career in television production."


- Gillian Hurtt, '16

"The Multimedia Journalism department gives students great opportunities with the multi-million dollar media center, but the best thing about this department are the professors that are there to support you every step of the way. I am very thankful for the connections and experiences I was able to receive while earning my Multimedia Journalism degree."

Nolan Nichols, '14

Careers and Further Study