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Multimedia Journalism Major

What is a Major 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. For class assignments, you'll create real news products to develop your skills in interviewing, writing, photography, and digital video production.

Why Study Multimedia Journalism at Virginia Tech?

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. Our Multimedia Center will give you the experience you need for the field by using equipment that top news stations use. You will gain the knowledge needed to write and produce news stories through our hands-on courses.  The analytical and critical thinking skills you'll gain will serve you in all types of communication positions.

Professional Production Cameras

Dedicated Faculty Members

$1 Million
Invested in Digital Studio

Careers and Further Study

What Can You Do with a Multimedia Journalism Major?

Jobs Held by Our Graduates

  • Broadcast journalist
  • Reporter
  • Sports writer
  • TV anchor
  • Communication director
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Editor
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Content specialist

Beyond the Classroom

Experiential Learning

News 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.

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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.

making news

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.


Our faculty have 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.



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.

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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Degree

Multimedia Journalism Major Requirements

  • Multimedia Reporting
  • Digital Newsroom
  • Communication Law

Minor and Elective Hours

Our program gives you the opportunity to build knowledge in another area by pursuing a minor, double major, or cognate.

120 hrs
B.A. Communication

45 hrs
General Education

46 hrs
Major Requirements

29 hrs
Minor + Elective


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